In less than 24 hours of staying here, I have decided to 1) buy a house with a similar layout in the city and 2) fill it with vintage furniture and antique knick-knacks 3) come back here next year 4) buy a farm+farmhouse as our holiday+retirement house in the future. So yes, in short, the farm stay is going well.
I was asleep within a few minutes; I put my head onto the soft pillow yesterday night. And sadly, that has been a while, back home, I usually toss and turn and wake up a few times during the night. Not to mention the concurring nightmares I have been having throughout December.
I woke up in the morning feeling refreshed — greeted by a gorgeous sunrise which can be seen from our bedroom window. I stayed in bed, half-asleep and listed ten things I am grateful for.
Since I haven’t had such a good morning for a while, I thought I’d leverage it by picking up running again. Thankfully, I had some sense to pack up my running gear into the car yesterday 😀 The run was well, hard and pretty embarrassing stat-wise, but hey at least I am restarting again.
I came back to the farmhouse with smell of bacon filling the air in the kitchen. Fafa was cooking us a full-set of brekkie. Damn, the day is getting better and better.
After breakfast, I retreat to the dining room, which I called the Tech-room to do some tarot reading (my card of the day was the Six of Wands and Fafa’s was the Two of Wands) while listening to the Tarot Wildy podcast and sipping the home-made cappuccino.
Around midday, we went out with the plan of having lunch at the Echuca town-centre. However, all the places are either closed or full or have the least appetising menu ever. I told Fafa I would make lunch for us instead, just that he has to wait for a bit longer.
I made one-pot- pasta with four basic ingredients, including pasta. And salad — which I first had at Jen’s place when she invited us for early Christmas lunch some weeks ago. I loved it so much that I asked her for the recipe.
Aunty Jen’s Summer Salad
(serves two hungry people): one big red onion, three medium-sized tomatoes, mozzarella (can be replaced with bocconcini), salad leaves, fresh basil and any stone fruit. Add olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste.
My tweaks: I forgot to put the stone fruit! but I added a bit of cranberries, green grapes, slivers of almonds and a dash of chilli powder just because we both like it spicy.
After the super late lunch, we retired to the sofa where Fafa watched the boxing day test’s continuation, while I dozed off (so much for reading the books I brought).
We then fed the chickens, greeted the cows and snacked at the porch. We went in soon after as the weather was the complete opposite of the blue-sky yesterday and this morning. I think there is a huge storm coming our way tonight. I’m off to take a shower now. After that the plan is to curl up on the comfy sofa with a book and a glass of wine.
Hope you are having a nice relaxing break as well, wherever you are. More tomorrow – xo.