Good morning. I was wide awake at 5.30am this morning, so I got up and had a coffee, and was out of the house by 6.15am for a walk. Look what I found when I came downstairs. Mayze has a new friend. At first she was rather cautious and gave Gloria a wide berth. Now it looks like she has spent the night with her. When I went to bed last night, Mayze had burrowed underneath the fleecy blanket on the sofa. She must have got up at some point and found a better place to sleep. I had to laugh.
I did the three mile walk around the village, watching the street lights go off one by one as the darkness turned to daylight. The air was fresh and unpolluted, it was a pleasure to take deep breaths. The moon looked bright in the sky. Lights were coming on as people get ready for a new day. Curtains remained closed where those inside had no need to get up early. I arrived back home refreshed, and found Mayze wide awake.
Breakfast was porridge, but not just any old porridge. I add extras to mine. First I put the porridge oats into a food processor, along with seeds and nuts. This grinds it all to a powder. Then I store it in an airtight Tupperware box. Two spoons of that in a Pyrex bowl with water. I usually add frozen fruit at this stage but I have run out. Need to get some when next in Aldi. I added half a banana, used the other half yesterday. Need to get some more bananas. I remembered I had some little pots of fruit puree, bought for camping but didn't eat them. When the porridge was ready I added a pot of this. It was lovely.
I can't remember how much these were, look on the baby food section. The date is June 2023. Good idea to keep a few of these in the cupboard when you run out of fresh fruit. Can be eaten hot or cold, added to rice pudding, maybe heated and added to sponge pudding. Would be enough in one pot for two or three puddings.
Now I need Mayze to move because I have a bit more to do to finish Gloria. I need to stitch her hands on, and maybe I will change her top. She needs some shoes as well. Then she will be ready for a photo shoot.
It's looking like a sunny day. Thanks for popping in. Catch ya later. Toodle pip. ilona