Weekly diary

I wore a lot of beachy perfumes like Sandflowers, Sel Marin, Acqua di Sale and Batucada. Other scents were Florabotanica, which I try to love, but don’t. For the weekend heat I wore Cristalle Eau Verte, Ninfeo Mio and CK One summer 2017.

I did not cook as much as usual with the boyfriend still being ill. I made Thai style chicken with zucchini, salmon and broccoli, a green bean salad with Feta and tomato and another pumpkin soup, this time with curry and peas. Thankfully we were able to dine out Saturday at our Greek restaurant, so I had leg of lamb with gigantes.

I took a day off this week to look after the boyfriend, so I had some time for sewing. I made a kitchen pinafore from the York pinafore pattern, but made the pattern piece for the crossed back myself, because it was not complicated.

I sewed two new cashmerette Ellis skirts, one in yellow, one white for work and tested the letter stitching from my machine. Now on the back pocket of the white work shirt you can read: Don’t cry, work!

I finally finished the last season of Miss Fishers murder mysteries, so sad there is no more, I loved the stories and the flapper fashion immensely. I am into the third book of the Harley Merlin books and can recommend it to all Harry Potter fans.

I have taken another 3 days off to be at home with the boyfriend until he starts his rehab, so I hope I will have some more time for sewing. I still have a lot of projects I want to finish.


Weekly diary

What I wore was: Chypre Mousse, which I am still undecided if I love it or not. Zoologist Elephant, Cabotine, because it’s such a fun green flower bomb, that takes no prisoners. I am wearing Roma a lot more than I thought. Corsica Furiosa is nice, but reminds me of Untitled L’Eau. Empreinte for Saturday, Fico d ‘ Amalfi for the hospital visit and now lots of Terracotta.

I did not have much time or nerve to cook, with the boyfriend being terrible ill, so just scrambled egg with kimchi, shrimps and guacamole, some fried salmon with leftovers.

The boyfriend was dismissed from the hospital after having a bypass surgery on Wednesday, feeling still very weak and short of breath. The next day he was worse, had a pleural effusion again and went back to hospital. He was found to have a hamorragic pericardial tamponade and had an emergency surgery again. Thankfully he is much better now, but visiting is stressful thanks to Covid. I have to fill out a form each time, wear a mask and can only stay for an hour.

But something funny happened too. My mother found a photo on ebay from a great grand uncle, looking exactly like my father. He was a comedian and family legend says he earned money with proposing to rich woman and getting away with the money. His sister had to work to pay back his debt and was a house servant for Karl Valentin, a famous German comedian…

The black sheep of the family

I did some sewing the weekend and am working on another Ellis skirt, this time from yellow denim.

Weekly diary

Perfumes is wore were Ninfeo Mio, Vintage Gucci No3, Fille en Aiguilles layered with Full Incense for my boyfriends surgery day, Coromandel, Camelia Chinois, Cristalle Eau Verte and Covet.

I did not do as much cooking as usual, but I made raw broccoli salad, some salmon steaks with oven potatoes and a roasted cauliflower salad with Ras El Hanout and herbs. And I baked rye rolls.

I spent some time in the clinic to visit my boyfriend, who still is not in a good shape, but is improving slowly. You have to wear a colored bracelet there, to show that you have been checked for a fever, before you can enter and you only can stay for an hour. Hard times for patients and visitors.

But also nice things… A bouquet from a patient, harvesting broad beans in the garden. And watching the Miss Fisher mystery series, such great clothes and hats.

Weekly diary

Perfumes worn this week were Batucada, Fico d’ India, Bracken Woman, Coriandre, Journey Woman, Dzing!, Vintage Cabochard, Fils de Dieu and Roma.

Asparagus quiche and Kuku sabzi

On my plate was chicken with pomegranate molasses and bulgur salad, the boyfriend made a nice quiche with tuna and asparagus, we had some caprese salad with burrata. I tried a persian Kuku sabzi, a herb Omelette with walnuts and fried barberries, which was really good. We had sausage salad for lunch, oxtail stew with semmelknödel, svabian lentils with homemade spaetzle and now I am making chicken with rhurbarb, saffron and dried apricots

I did not have time to sew this week, but we worked a bit on our alottment garden and I harvested the first broad beans.

I finished all series of Bones, the miniseries Freud and started on Aquarius. I also saw Circus of Books, a dokumentary about a Jewish couple having a big gay porno bookstore, it was quite interesting how they felt about their work.

Next week my boyfriend will have a big bypass surgery, so I am a bit nervous about the outcome, hope he will be alright.