Half term last week already seems like a distant memory.
Necessities like hair cuts, library visits and new school shoe shopping mixed with indulgent slow pottering mornings. It was just lovely (she says misty-eyed, selectively forgetting the bickering, the mess and the doubled supermarket bill!)
One dry and bright day, the Blondies and I decided to catch the bus into town. I thought it would be a bit more fun than driving and parking. £11!!! We only live about 2 miles away from the city centre. I used to be able to catch the bus for 32p return. And, no, that's not old money! Honestly, no wonder people are reluctant to use public transport.
It just so happens that we alighted right outside Primark so we popped in for a browse.
I remember both Vanessa and Jane blogging about the Pip Studio-lookalike towels and tea-towels, so I was dying to have a look. Too pretty and reasonable to resist, a couple did come home with us. Look what else we bought ...
Candles for £1.50 each. Aren't the tins gorgeous? They smell lovely too.
We also picked up these canvasses for Blondie Daughter's bedroom ...
Oh I do love a little shopping spree.
D and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary on Valentines' Day. I cooked D's favourite supper (pasta with smoked salmon in garlic, cream and white wine liberally scattered with toasted pine nuts) and he supplied the bottle of Sancerre and flowers. We sat cuddled up on the sofa afterwards and reminisced our way through our wedding photos.
I absolutely love this time of year. Spring is lurking just around the corner. I so want to throw open the windows and watch pretty bedding flapping on the washing line.
I'm still loving my tulips. Indulgent or not, as soon as one bunch goes over, I buy another. Particularly now I have my new Greengate jug ...
I managed to win it on Ebay for less than a third of it's retail price - RESULT! - it was an unwanted Christmas gift apparently (ehhh?)
The crochet you may have glimpsed in my last post is progressing slowly. It's another cushion cover; this time a rectangle just over twice the length of my cushion which will fasten envelope style. Well, that's the plan. I'm having a love affair with double crochet (US single) at the moment and always adore these Sublime Cashmere Merino colours.
Have a lovely, colourful day.