This week we’ve been enjoying some absolutely stunning late-November weather. Soft pinky skies, frosty mornings and lots of bright sunshine. Believe it or not the above photo was actually taken just after nine o’ clock in the morning. A little further down the road were these lovely ponies…
Over the weekend we made the most of the first icy days – jumping in frozen puddles, eating roasted chestnuts and making our Christmas cake. You can read more about it here. It feels like winter is really on its way.
When I haven’t been crunching through leaves, I have been busy this week with some new voluntary work and helping out with at my son’s Great Fire of London day at school. After scouring the charity shops, and with a little help from my clever mum and her sewing machine, we managed to rustle up two reasonably passable seventeenth century costumes…
We had a really fun day full of special activities. I helped the children make pomanders with oranges and cloves, and they also got to try all sorts of different things like clay pot making, writing with quills and even some seventeenth century-inspired cookery.
The rest of the week has been spent getting things ready for a very busy weekend: a craft stall this Saturday, followed by Tom’s fifth birthday party on Sunday. There’s lots of frantic baking and party-bag assembling going on. I’m feeling very disorganised and there’s still so much to do. I’ll share more details with you next week!
Here are a few other things I’ve done this week:
Reading another old Joanna Trollope favourite, The Rector’s Wife.
Drinking hot winter cordial. It’s officially too chilly for cold drinks in our house!
Wearing some pretty unforgivably scruffy clothes, but being able to hide them under giant winter coats and scarfs.
And finally, here’s what I’ve been enjoying in the blogging world:
Rebecca’s delicious trifle recipe.
The Royal Mint’s post all about Stir-up Sunday featuring some of my photos (can you spot them?)
I hope you all have a great weekend!