Sun , boats , ice cold beers , vast salads , picnics and freckles ... All gone overnight .
So it's now time to roll up my sleeves for winter .
Making warming one-pan meals again . This , for instance , from Nikko Amandonico's "Una Bella Spaghettata "
is startlingly simple , involving little more than mixing good Italian canned tomatoes with herbs , olives and capers with olive oil ( lots of olive oil ... to feed 6 she recommends using 500 ml . I didn't . ) , stirring this into some barely cooked pasta , tipping it all into an oven dish and baking it in a hot oven for 20 minutes . Eat a large bowlful and and relax .
Enrol in some class or other ... I've found a craft class which includes crochet ( yes , again ... well even I must get the hang of it eventually ) and lunch .
And start at least one
Since I could hardly cycle while wearing a muff and can't knit gloves , I thought that I'd have a bash at these slippers
or house shoes as they would have been called when the pattern was written . In scarlet , perhaps , for Christmas ? Perhaps I should arm myself with one of these , too ?
I've got the latest Bryant and May who-dunnit on audiobook .... I'll be rather put out now , if Summer returns .