Thursday June 1st: Setting the scene.

Today is a rare day at work for me, an early finish with no teaching work planned this evening. I have the possibility of Women’s Institute, which I should go to since I missed last month’s, or an event to celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, but neither are screaming at me and it depends when I get home on whether the sun is shining, the garden looking appealing and the cider chilled in the fridge.

I’m grabbing my spare time to plan through the month. Not a rigid day one, day two sort of month, but a more amorphous, candy floss shaped month. A word cloud for June, with possibilities just hanging there to choose.

June Word Cloud

I grabbed the chance yesterday to print off some summer recipes, chicken or pork with salads and bread, or a fish baked with tomatoes and cheese (anything smothered in cheese is good), recipes that either take very little preparation or are fun to make. I’m testing out overnight oats as well, with banana and chocolate on my list to try.

And I passed a happy few minutes on Amazon looking for good summer reading. Nothing improving, nothing heavy or deep or meaningful. I was looking for pure nostalgia, so I’ve downloaded L M Montgomery’s complete novels, the first Betsy-Tacy book and the Bobbsey Twins. I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t read any of them, so the nostalgia will have to come second hand from other people.

It was June quote 1

So, June has started well, with free time, planning and books! How’s your June so far?

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