Shopping, cooking and a little light reading? I wish.
Instead we're prepping for a move, polishing up the house for a sale and researching where we might settle in the next city. Not much time for more pleasant things.
There is, of course, always time to get distracted.
These lovely books were released last month in the UK. Penguin's Great Food Series - in their words twenty volumes with excerpts from the finest food writing in the past 400 years. Sounds promising. Here's a little more about them from a Penguin publicist who's been cooking her way through the books and blogging about it.
Paid to cook and blog? Just add sleep and it's my ideal job.
The series has been released in Australia and hopefully that means New Zealand too. I want to go and flick through the books and decide which I want. At first glance Elizabeth David, Mrs Beeton and perhaps Alexandre Dumas?
The stunning covers (by Penguin's chief designer Coralie Bickford-Smith) are reason enough to want them all but you know what they say about books and covers. If you do buy all twenty they look like this on your bookshelf.
I'm really rather against colour coding books (akin to ironing underwear) but a rainbow would work. Just this once.