Just touching base

Just touching base

Hello everyone and how are you? What a lovely day it is here again in Scotland! Normally at Easter we have overcast, rainy weather, but it’s been glorious here for the last four days. Not roasting hot, but nice enough to walk around in and to feel the sun’s warmth on your face.

Anyway, on with the blog. Firstly, I have to apologise for neglecting you all recently. It’s been a month since my last blog post. Like everyone else though, I’ve been spending the last four weeks adjusting to this new way of living. I’ve also been working on a couple of books which, if you go over to my author blog danelsonauthor.com, you can find out more about. At first, I found it really hard to get back into writing after the lockdown was announced. It’s been such a scary time. However, I am getting there. Well, not today, today is my fourth day of having a break from writing. Okay, so I’m writing this, but I am having a break from my books. Instead, I’ve been tidying the garden and my body is full of aches and pains for it. Still, it was worth it, the garden does look better.

So, how have you all been coping? Have you been managing okay? I’ve found myself cooking things from scratch more, which is great because that’s what I’ve been wanting to do for ages.

Talking of cooking, have you stumbled across any great recipes you’d like to share? I’ve been following a blog called The 1940s Experiment for years now and it’s full of cheap nutritious (mostly British) recipes from the Second World War. Carolyn who runs the site is passionate about sharing great recipes from that era and tries them out herself before posting them. She’s currently pulling together a free Pandemic Pantry Cookbook, so if you have any recipes you’d like to share, pop along and send her them. They don’t have to be wartime and they don’t have to be British. I gave her my family’s go-to Bolognese sauce and our sponge cake recipe.

There’s also my friend Elaine’s Mortgage Free in Three blog which is packed full of brilliant recipes for you to try. She ran this blog a few years ago, then got a really busy job and had to give it up. However, due to the pandemic, she has resurrected the site (Yay! Cos I love it) and it has loads of recipes and info about frugal living.

This week, I plan to scour all my old cookbooks to see if I can rustle up something good, nutritious (or not) and cheap. I’ll share it with you once I have them.

Right, I am going to love you and leave you. I really just wanted to say hello, I’m still here and to touch base with you. I will try to be more regular with my posts.

Til next time,

Dawn xxx

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