On a Monday I can still remember the fun I had over the weekend, Wednesday is the middle of the work week, on Thursday I start getting hopeful and on a Friday I can taste the weekend. But what about a Tuesday? It’s so…. just there. Weekend memories are too far away and the upcoming weekend might as well be a year away.

What we need is a bit of colourful inspiration to get us going on a Tuesday, don’t you think? A pretty picture, beautiful scenery or colourful imagery. Yup, that’ll liven up Tuesdays and turn it into a terrific day!

From now on I will go through my holiday snaps every Tuesday and find us a pretty picture to add colour and joy to the day.


This morning around 06:20 I was browning meat, frying onions, chopping carrots and opening tins of chopped tomatoes. I hadn’t even had my morning tea yet! The reason for the cooking frenzy so early in the morning? I bought a slow cooker. 10 Hours in the slow cooker means getting started before dawn for the inaugural meal of oxtail stew tonight.

The cooking reminded me of a day I spent with my brother at Borough Market in 2007. We saw lovely things (including a lady in a very very very ill-fitting red dress that just seemed to be everywhere we were – it was like a train crash. We so wanted to look away but we just couldn’t!).

One of the prettier red things of the day were these bowls of beautiful tomatoes. 

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! I hope the photo inspires you to eat healthy / use red in a crafty project / make a Bloody Mary – whichever rocks your boat.