My Top 10 Terrifying Things

1. Being alone
2. Being weighed at the doctor’s
3. Having someone point out your flaws in front of everyone
4. Having to stand up for yourself when everyone’s against you
5. When someone asks something that brings up bad memories
6. When someone you trust turns out to be not so trustworthy
7. Having a friend leave you behind
8. Leaving a friend behind
9. Crying in public
10. Rumors


Cutting a cucumber into a paper thin sheet 🔪#sushi #nom #nomnom #foods #food #sweet #hungry #healthyfood #tasty #foodie #foodporn #foodpic #eat #foodpics #chef #phantomgourmet #photooftheday #nguyensushi (at Maki Sushi Bar)

Filling the hungry gap

It’s the first of March and although signs of spring are beginning to appear, the hungry gap is now very definitely upon us. The hungry gap runs from February to May and is when winter crops and stores are running out but the new year’s crops haven’t grown yet. This is very much the case in my own garden and stores. I’m down to my last few leeks on the allotment and I’ve just cut the last of the small crop of kale which was decimated at an early stage by an invasion of cabbage white caterpillars that had managed to find a chink in the protective netting. My onions ran out a couple of weeks ago and the spuds are beginning to sprout in their sacks. I have one last winter squash and I’ve still some fruit and veg in the freezer, but my bottled fruit is sadly all finished.

The plant pot in the bottom left is forcing some sea kale which I’m propagating from root cuttings. It will be ready to eat in a few weeks and I’m hoping that this unusual vegetable will be something to break the monotony of cabbage and kale. On the plus side, the rhubarb is beginning to sprout and it won’t be long until the first spears of asparagus begin to show themselves.

I’ve been thinking about this whole being happy thing, and I feel like people get lost when they think of happiness as a destination… We’re always thinking that someday we’ll be happy; we’ll get that car or that job or that person in our lives that’ll fix everything. But happiness is a mood, and it’s a condition, not a destination. It’s like being tired or hungry, it’s not permanent. It comes and goes, and that’s okay. And I feel like if people thought of it that way, they’d find happiness more often.
—  One Tree Hill