And so to the first Scavenger Hunt of the new year! I struggled with a couple of categories this month, not because they were difficult, but because I seem to have been ill for most of it and have barely left the house (she types, sucking on a cough sweet). Still, I managed to scrape my entry together even if some of these photos would normally hit the reject pile. Thanks as always to Greenthumb at Made with Love for organising the hunt.
Something new : My Cable and Cotton lights: a treat from our visit to Haworth. I had to hide them away until recently as I'd also bought sets as gifts for two of my friends and didn't want to spoil the surprise.
Landscape : Taken on a walk right at the beginning of the month.
Words : A poem engraved on the waiting room window of a train station. The poem is 'A train of linguistic thoughts' by Darren Thomas.
Cold : An icy spider's web.
Bottle : Several of them, lined up in my kitchen.
Up high : A tiny bird's nest which revealed itself when all the leaves had fallen from the tree.
In the fridge : Sunday 18 January. On the top shelf: kale from our delicious evening meal the night before (recipe from Morrisons), and a homemade cheesecake (recipe coming soon). On the bottom shelf: cream, olive spread, pizza (that day's lunch), beef (that day's dinner, and part of the cookery book challenge), chicken slices (for my work lunches the next week) and a pheasant (on special offer from Aldi, I was persuaded to buy it by Chickpea).
Texture : Bark and lichen on a local tree.
Hidden : A duck egg hidden in the undergrowth in my front garden. I only ever seem to find eggs but no ducklings and can only assume the mothers abandon them because it's not quite private enough.
Blue : My mantelpiece during January. I took my inspiration for the theme from this category.
Big : St Walburge's church in Preston, Lancashire which holds the distinction of having the tallest spire on a parish church in England. It's also the third tallest in the UK after Salisbury and Norwich cathedrals.
Whatever you want : A curious horse who wondered what on earth that contraption was the lady was pointing at him!
If you'd like to take part in the hunt, you can find the list for February on the web site.
We actually had some snow this week. I woke to about an inch but, by the time I arrived home from work, it had all disappeared. It looks like my sled won't be getting an outing this year either!
Today has been a quietish day. We were going to have a day out but I'm still under the weather so, instead, we stayed in. It's a good thing really as it's my mug hug workshop on Wednesday and I needed to finish off making up the packs. At the moment I'm feeling a combination of panic and nervous excitement! I'm sure it will go well and I'll reveal all and share the instructions next month.
Enjoy your weekend. x