It’s been a chilly one, hasn’t it? April has been such an amazingly warm and dry month, but it decided to bow out on a wet and windy note. But, as we English say: it’ll do the garden good. As long as we get a bit of sunshine for the bank holiday weekend, I’ll be happy.
I didn’t end up buying anything at the auction. The bureau went for a bit more than I wanted to pay – although it was still an absolute steal for something over 200 years old. You could never buy anything new for the same amount. But we have a lot of things we want to pay for in the garden this month, so I restrained myself. I slightly regret not buying this fire insert with some of the prettiest tiles I’ve seen in a while:
On Monday I finished my lovely bluebird garland. The templates and patterns were from Mollie Makes and I am thrilled with how it turned out. It’s now cheering up the playroom, which is currently in the throes of the annual purge of broken toys and incomplete jigsaws.
While Tom was at nursery on Tuesday, I made some time to catch up on the Persephone Biannually. Perfect with a cup of tea. I still have a stack of their dove-grey beauties to start, but there’s always room for one more.
On Wednesday, my mum and I took Tom out for lunch and he choose this giant pavlova for his pudding. He needed cheering up as he has been a little sad and grumpy lately. It’s beginning to dawn on us both how close he is now to starting school in September, and we’re feeling quite sad about it. For now, a bit of whipped cream and some strawberries helped.
On Thursday I went out for a nice walk down to the river after the school run. I took a slightly roundabout route and took some snaps on my way, which I’ll share with you soon.
Finally, how lovely is this dog? I miss having a dog for company.
I hope you all enjoy the bank holiday weekend – whatever the weather!