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Sunday, 24 February 2013
A Week for All Seasons
This week has been 'Half Term' week and time for me to spend time with Mr and Miss Teenagers. We have been all over the place and in between, finding time for our own hobbies. This time round I felt as if I had more 'me' time. Maybe because they are getting older and they don't need to be asking me for everything all the time or, just because I was in a routine with them and things didn't get on top of me like they can do. We started off having real spring time weather. Everyone had smiles on their faces, were able to go outside without heavy winter coats and also to feel the sun on their skin. I even managed to have a nice cup of tea at my garden table and do some gardening (my post about that is here). The jasmine in the birdcage that was photographed on that post has blossomed inside and is strategically placed by my front door in the hall so the heady scent hits you when you come in. So welcoming and beautiful to look at.
The trip to Norfolk mid week certainly brought us back to earth with a bump. FREEZING temperatures and biting winds not helped by the fact that we were on the beach (the post is here). I have never seen snow by a beach and to see and feel it falling was a novelty...and a cold one at that!
I had to think quickly about the plants that I had put in my kitchen window baskets, but they look happy and healthy enough next to the warm bricks.
The potatoes in the greenhouse are being tucked in at night, but they look so regimental in their boxes waiting for their shoots to appear. Some have! I'm so excited!! I have only ever done these once before, and half heartedly, so this year I think is my year of the potato!
Sandra at Cherry Heart, and the daisy blanket idea is from The Patchwork Heart. These designs are so easy, simple, quick and you can go back to them again and again.
So now, it is the end of our break. The school uniforms are ready, the school bags packed, my suit is ready for tomorrow to start my week of getting up to speed again and my record of four blog posts in a week has come to an end!
So time to have a quiet day at home, take pictures of Mr Teenager feeding his collared dove called Clover. One of a pair that was born in our garden a couple of years ago. Shamrock the other one was sadly attacked by a hawk while in our garden last year, survived but was very poorly and has not returned for a couple of months now. Mr Teenager can hand feed Clover and I have even managed it a couple of times!
A brisket of beef is now slow cooking in the oven, rhubarb pie for dessert and I'm now going to have (yet another!) cup of tea!
It has been a wonderful week, fantastic, lovely people writing such kind comments (and an award) and thank you to my new followers, you are so lovely and talented! So now my week off is at an end and work beckons.
Have a wonderful week everyone and thank you.