Dearest readers,

Here I am to let you know that I’ll be taking an hiatus from things here at molly, ily.

I’m sad, but also¬†excited to be following my creativity in a new direction, at harriet by hand.

My love and passion for food is still as strong as ever, as is my commitment to sparkling and sustainable eating. But, for the moment, I feel I’ve run out of things to say.

I am so utterly grateful for the time you have given to this little corner of the internet. I have loved every moment of having you here.

I do hope to return in the future, and continue to share with you all.

With the biggest, deepest thanks (and a big hug),

Harriet x

goals for 2013: february update


At the start of this year (a whole two months ago now! how time flies!) I set a few goals for 2013, and I thought I’d do a little update. I’m really happy with the goals that I set, and excited by my progress. I’m thinking that I’ll add a few more as the year goes on and goals are achieved.

Lead a less sedentary lifestyle.

Given that I work at a desk most of the time, this is really important to me! I’d say I’m getting there – lots of walking up and down stairs, but I haven’t achieved regular exercise yet.

Read one book for pleasure per fortnight.

Yep! I’m on track. So far I’ve read Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, My Berlin Kitchen by Luisa Weiss, Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh, and Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.

Attend a yoga class once per week.

Hmm…not yet.

Take two semesters of German.

Semester One is booked in! We start in two weeks.

Have a relaxed and wonderful wedding.

I’m really happy with all the plans and arrangements we’ve made, and I’m so pleased that all the big things are booked.

Host six dinner parties.

Two down!

Cook delicious Indian food.

I’ve cooked quite a bit so far, and one of the dinner parties I had was an Indian feast.

Achieve a balance between uni and life.

I feel like I’m getting there – this is a hard one for me, especially because I really enjoy working, so I can forget about other things that are important – like exercise!

Make healthy changes regularly.

I feel like I’ve made lots of healthy changes so far this year, and I feel much much healthier and better that at the start of the year. I feel really ‘in tune’ with my body at the moment, and that’s pretty rad.

Visit Melbourne.

Tickets and accommodation are booked! We’re going for our honeymoon in July.

Start saving for an overseas trip.

I’ve been putting a little bit of money aside, but I think I’m going to amend this goal to ‘save money every fortnight.’ It looks like I might be able do to some travel for work, and in any case we’re hoping to move overseas eventually, so a more general savings goal is better I think, and success so far!

Well, I’m super stoked with how this year is unraveling so far – it feels great to look back at my goals and feel like I achieved something already.

I hope you’re having a wonderful day, and have a marvellous weekend planned!

Lead image: I organised my wool collection at the start of the year. These super colourful balls are now part of a throw blanket I crocheted for our couch.