Saturday

Good morning dear readers! How are you doing? This morning I woke up at 8.30am after a great night’s sleep. Last night I went to bed at 10.30am (earlier than usual) and I’ve read for half an hour before sleeping, I think that helped. Yesterday we bought a king size duvet (even if the bed is a double) and that was also the reason I slept so well, the double size duvet was too small, so I was always waking up because of the cold in the middle of the night. I also bought a lovely and funny brushed cotton duvet set (I think cotton is not warm enough for Scotland) with otters on it. I have always loved otters, I find them so sweet and adorable, swimming with their tummies up and holding hands… Only thinking about them warms my heart! I love Mackays duvet sets, they really are original and beautiful. We’ve got many at home, with deers, too…It was 50% off the original price so that convinced me even more.

Duvet set with otters on it
My latest addiction (and curse)
Tea time

I’m starting to notice that, since I arrived to Scotland, I’m not cooking at all. I mean yes, I cook the occasional vegetables and pasta and I put things in the oven and not in the microwave, but I haven’t prepared, baked or knead anything with my hands. Moreover, I’ve started buying processed, unhealthy frozen-food, chocolate and biscuits… I really need to stop buying those and go back to a healthier, more natural way of eating. Okay, we are eating salad, hummus, organic cheese, organic eggs, fruit and vegetables, too. But the problem is, I find so many ready-to-eat dishes in the supermarkets and that really makes you think “Why should I cook for two hours when I can put this pre-prepared dish in the oven for 40 minutes while I do my stuff?”. In Italy I was cooking much more and I wasn’t buying candies, chocolate, biscuits… Maybe it’s the colder weather that is getting to me!

Actually, usually I love cooking. I think that it’s really satisfying and good for you to work on and prepare the food that you are going to eat later, you control the quantities: salt, sugar, butter and whatnot. Maybe the problem is that this home has been a holiday home for years and I’ve never cooked here and I’m going on with the habits that I have when I come to Scotland on holiday. But I need to keep in mind that this is not a holiday and my body needs healthy, non-processed food.

What about you? Do you like cooking? What are your eating habits?

Tell me all about it, I would love to know your ideas and get some suggestions.

Have a good Sunday,

xx,

Camilla

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