My word of the week has definitely been perseverance. Half term is very close, we are so nearly there…but there have been a few tears this week and a general lack of enthusiasm. There have also been a lot of dull appointments to keep, and an awful lot of rain and hail. I think April and May got in a muddle this year and swapped places!
The weekend was a very quiet, restful one. James had been abroad for a couple of days last week, so we were all happy to batten the hatches down and keep things simple. We had a nice lazy morning on Saturday and then the brief excitement of going along to an open day for a house we’d seen for sale. It was lovely, but not quite perfect enough to tempt us out of our comfort zone.
Afterwards, we had a little stroll along a nearby footpath and a picnic in a meadow. The above view looks almost French, don’t you think? Not too Fen-y for once – although it’s actually just about a mile and half from our house. And the cow parsley was frothing away….
Saturday was also an exciting day as my first My Little Box arrived from France. Review to appear shortly!
On Sunday we had another chilled out day. James made the most amazing homemade English muffins, which we had for brunch. I can’t quite convey how amazing these were.
I also got my paints out, more of which here.
I have also been seeking some comfort in some old favourites this week. I’ve re-watched the 1995 BBC Pride and Prejudice for the first time in ages. Really glad I did. I thought it was ruined after watching it about a thousand times as a teenager. But the break has done it good.
I’ve also been re-reading Riders by Jilly Cooper. Again, it’s been a while. I think it must be the third or fourth time I’ve read it. Dear old Jillly never disappoints.
This week has also heralded the return of the Daily Mail Lego. Though it pains me deeply to hand over my 60p for that paper, it’s worth it for the Lego. In other news, James randomly decided to make some toffee apples. I’m still not sure why, but they were very nice and he didn’t make too much of mess.
I hope you all have a great weekend, and half-term holidays if you have one. We have a big adventure planned for next week which I’ll share with you soon.