Well who would have believed it? Just look at us enjoying some fine Spring weather - blue skies and everything! With L back at uni revising for finals, E and I have been pottering around at home and enjoying time in the garden.
Here are a few photos to sum up our week:
Washing my quilt for the first time - I was so worried that it was going to shrink or that the colours would run, but it all turned out fine and feels so soft and lovely.
Hanging a wooden Ladybird postcard that I bought in Blackwell's bookshop; there were some lovely ones and I had difficulty choosing from so many much loved and well remembered books - the duckling won the day though. The hearts were part of my Christmas hamper made by the girls a couple of years ago.
This week's library books. The Hummingbird Bakery one has been well used ....
The buttermilk pancakes were delicious - I'm not sure who tested the recipe though - it made far more than the stated 8!
We also enjoyed our first cream tea of the year. Sadly, R had polished off the strawberry jam, so we had to make do with apricot. Somehow we coped!
I'm a bit late coming to the mandala party - not unusually for me - but I really enjoyed making these with some left over yarn. I made 2 .......
..... one will be for under a vase of flowers but is currently under E's bowl of tadpoles:
The other is cushioning my clock radio. It tends to have a very faint 'hum' which, when you tune into it in the wee small hours, can be rather annoying. The mandala helps.
Tulips in the front garden:
E having a little wander on the island with my camera:
There are birds nesting in this fissure:
Our ex-bat girls coming to see me watering the greenhouse - their feathers are now starting to grow back in earnest:
My favourite combination - blue sky and blossom:
E revising in the garden:
Me keeping her company with a few knitting blocks:
Dusting off the hammock when it got a little too hot - yes, April and I'm talking about it being too hot!
Bees enjoying the Forsythia:
Me enjoying listening to the baby blue tits in the nest box:
Finally, brushing the cobwebs off my bike to cycle to the library:
Anyway, that was my week. How was yours? I hope that the sun is shining for you too. I'm just off to Planet Penny's Happy Friday to see what everyone else has been up to.
Toodle Pip for now. x