All I want to do is eat fruit and be outside
So says the latest note I've added to the front page of my phone, I have stared out of the window like one of those sad dogs on rescue adverts for the past couple of weeks. I'm neither a great fan of the outdoors nor eating fruit, but I want to remember that it's what I've always wanted.
After a couple of weeks I'm finally starting to feel a bit more like my usual self. We went to the football on Saturday, my first time out of the house for 10 days, other than nipping to the Co-op in the car the night before. Wow, it was tiring! We stumped up cash for the car park as there is no way I'd have got up the hill to the place we usually park for free.
We don't get much snow here so I loved seeing the snow topped hills from my seat and breathing in the cold, crisp air, and eating soup, soup is always good. We went to Little Barista as usual (although there are two new places for vegans to eat in Burnley - One Sixty, formerly Red Triangle, and Gourmet Munchies which is in the market hall). I had the most delicious vegetable and kale soup so packed with veg, lentils and quinoa, served with a slice of toast, I was also offered dairy free spread which was a nice touch. Now it's all I want to eat, so Sunday saw us head off to a farm shop, not the cheapest shop in the world but a nice place for a mooch around.
And I stocked up on goodies, I don't think I've even seen the fridge for about a week!
Couldn't find kale so chose some spring greens instead
I also topped up the pantry
At the start of the year my plan had been to make soup on a Monday and a Thursday, of course that never happened so I'm starting again today. My to-do list today is very short - make soup, put laundry away, it's going to take a while to get my energy levels back to normal, I am still exhausted, but being back in the kitchen feels so good! Tomorrow, I will go outside!