Here are my next three reasons, and, naturally, food features again.
1. I'm baking biscuits and slices, which really makes me sound like a Stay At Home Mom (eeek!).
In truth, it has more to do with my recent purchase of the book pictured here - Belinda Jeffery's Mix & Bake. I gave it to my sister for her birthday a month ago, and liked it so much I bought one for myself too, with the idea of me getting to make cakes and other yummy things now I have more time.
It's a beautiful book, with foolproof recipes, great photography, and is well written. The Little Guy and I am about to make another batch of ANZAC biscuits from it, once I finish blogging and he completes his puzzle.
2. The music of the 1970s. I'm currently playing a lot of early David Bowie and Elton John music - all prior to 1980. There's a good reason for this; it's the fantastic British series Life on Mars, which is set in 1973 and is full of the music of the time. Life on Mars is due to start on the ABC next Sunday night. I have already seen the entire series on DVD, and it is must-see TV.
It's so much fun rediscovering music from your early teenage years. Bowie in particular is amazing, and listening to his lyrics again confirms that the 1970s must have been a wild and crazy time in which to be a young adult (I was too young, still in primary school in 1973). I did get to see Bowie in concert, although he had left Ziggy behind him by then: it was in Perth in the 1980s around the time of Let's Dance. Still, it was a fantastic concert.
Bowie photo from www.bowiewonderland.com
3. My good health. Recently, I've been through a lot of medical tests due to a worrying bought of ill-health earlier in the year. Everything has come up trumps. Good health is a blessing, but sometimes we only realise that when things start going wrong.