Sunday, 1 April 2012

Easter Holiday Plans

Tomorrow is the first day of my Easter holidays.  Weekends don't count in my book.
Now although one of the purposes of holidays is to relax, take it easy and recharge the batteries,  I know, from experience, that I am rather inclined to take this too seriously and reach the end of my break from work without having achieved very much, if anything at all.

So this time I've  decided to set myself some challenges, namely

  1. Spring clean the house
  2. Read Colm Toibin's Story of the Night (in addition to Tea Obreht's The Tiger's Wife which I must finish in time for our next Reading Group meeting a week on Friday.
  3. Draw up a four week menu plan
  4. Create a sourdough starter and start making my own bread
  5. Knit 5 granny squares a day for my younger daughter's blanket
To achieve these goals I will need to be organised and cut down on the time I spent watching the television and surfing the net, which is a good thing in itself.  I will, of course, continue to blog and post regular reports on my progress.


  1. Hope you have a lovely break & manage to do everything on your list - it looks like a nice mix.

    I really want to master sourdough... My starters always get very vinegary, so I continue to make my usual recipe with Doves dried yeast. I make a batch one day a week - usually 4 small loaves & 6 rolls. Would love to know how you get on.

    Kay :)

  2. I prepared my sourdough starter last night, Kay. So far there have only been a couple of bubbles, but I've been warned that it can take 7-10 days before it's ready. I'll keep you posted.

  3. OK, so when do we get to see knitted Granny squares?... I'm expecting Jane Brocket-like speed...

    Best wishes

  4. I was planning on posting a photograph later on this week. It's coming along nicely, but slowly. I don't think Jane Brocket need fear any competition!