Monday Musings No. 58, a weekend update + 5 Things: what I read, watched, and discovered this weekend and more.
We had a fun weekend with no plans, we simply did whatever felt right. Friday was a gray, rainy, cold day, perfect to spend in the kitchen. I made beef enchiladas with homemade enchilada sauce from Isabel eats along with Mexican rice, guacomole and margaritas. Then I moved on to the sweet treats, chocolate mouse, Ina Gardens’ chocolate loaf and last but not least sour dough discard crackers.
Saturday after a bit of a lie in we headed to the local coffee shop/bookstore, The Roast Office. My husband loves the coffee and scones and I am there for the books. The bookshop is housed in the old village post office and is run by our library. It’s filled with used, discarded and donated books old and new and I always find a few treasures.
After a quick trip to The Design market to see if there were any “new” antiques from Belgium we could not live without, we headed home. I did not find anything from Belgium but I did buy an 1800’s general store ledger. The cost of food and goods back then is fascinating. We ended the day with a very cold walk, dinner and a book.
Sunday was much the same, cold rainy and a day spent inside. I organized some files and cleaned out my bookshelves to make room for some of my new arrivals. Then I made weekly calls to family and friends, wrote a few cards and basically puttered for the rest of the day. Nothing exciting but a great way to end the weekend. Now I am ready for a fun and busy week ahead.
Ok, grab your coffee, tea or chocolate and let’s get on to 5 things.
The month of love calls for a little romance.
Kat Maddox has had her fair share of terrible relationships. And after discovering that her latest boyfriend has been hiding an entire other life from her, it’s time for a fresh start.
Accepting a job on the Cornish coast, Kat begins a new chapter in Fowey. She is immediately drawn to the beautiful Cornish landscapes and swiftly an old feeling begins to emerge. Ever since she was young, Kat’s had a ‘gift’ – when her paintbrush touches canvas, she’s able to see the history of her subject as if by magic.
Consumed with trying to discover what this could mean, she crosses paths with local sailor, Mac – though this isn’t the first, or the last, time they’re destined to meet. As Mac and Kat grow closer, she begins to wonder whether she should open her heart to love one more time…
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A French romance with subtitles, set in a chocolate factory, perfect for Valentine’s Day week.
13 Surprising Ways You Can Become a More Creative Person Today
5 things you can do when someone talks over you
Making New Friends, Why It’s So Hard
Gluten-free bakers you will love this cookbook!
The most splendid stately homes in the UK that you have to visit
When Americans Lost Faith in the News
Intersting, Here’s What the Media Should Be Asking Prince Harry
A cashmere wrap is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.
These Turkish coffee brownies sound delicious!
The Louvre’s New Director is Limiting Visitors
pink jacket//jeans//white t-shirt//scarf//bag//black shoes
5. IN CASE YOU MISSED IT~WEEKEND MEANDERINGS
Saturday I joined Juliet and Kim for weekend meanderings, I shared Carrier & Company, Our Food Stories, Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her and More.
You can find all of the weekend meanderings posts here if you missed any or are looking for something that was previously featured.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I hope that you had a lovely weekend and that you found something on Monday Musings to enjoy.
If you missed any of my musings you can find them all here.
Thank you for spending part of your day with me, I will see you again soon.
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I don’t mind reading subtitles at all so I might have to check out this movie. It does look perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Maria, I hope that you enjoy it! Have a wonderful week.
I saved the beef enchilada recipe from your previous post. It looked really good!
There were several articles in Link Love that I enjoyed.
Lynda, the enchiladas were delicious! The sauce is so easy and delicious too, as is the rice.
Thank you for commenting, have a wonderful week.
m in HI says
The French film is a great one! I appreciate you linking the article to people talking over you & how to handle it. It happens to me from younger women so I was thinking they had no manners and excused their behavior. Now I have some good phrases to use. Thank you.
I love the film, happy to know that you liked it as well. Have a wonderful week!
William Kendall says
Here the weekend was brutally cold.
The weather has been so strange and we still have 6 weeks of winter left. Stay warm!