A beautiful sunny morning so I squeezed myself into my gel bottomed black cycling onesie (it’s very comfortable) and joined my cycling buddy for an hour’s ride out. It was a good ride although the wildlife was hiding and we only saw one solitary green woodpecker.
After lunch I found a sheltered spot in the courtyard to indulge in a spot of reading. I usually bring a pile of paperbacks from the UK but this year I’m relying on my Kindle. It’s not quite the same, I miss turning the pages. I’m reading a book called Living Danishly about a British journalist and her husband living in Denmark for a year. I’m a bit disappointed, too many facts and statistics and carefully worded anecdotes. Apparently Denmark is the happiest country in the world. Maybe because they have a short working day and play with Lego.
Picked my first strawberries today. Some garden critter seems to be nibbling them, I don’t think it’s slugs so must be mice or birds.
Tonight I cooked Ludi’s Chicken. It’s a Greek recipe, chicken stuffed with lemons and drizzled with thyme, lemon juice, wholegrain mustard and olive oil and roasted with potatoes, onions, garlic and wine. It’s so easy and then I place the dish straight on the table from the oven for everyone to help themselves. Leftovers tomorrow will be a delicious chicken curry.