Hello! Late again with the happies this week I'm afraid - it's been a funny old week what with one thing and another. Next week my posts will be much less erratic as the schools go back and we return to a more normal routine.
So, joining in with Jen at little birdie, here are the simple things that brought me happiness in the last week:
1. A nice bottle of red wine on New Years Eve, drunk with steak frites and salad. It was a quiet night in, just the two of us and a DVD, and the Christmas tree twinkling away in the corner.
2. Watching Angus enjoy my old toys during a visit to my parents last week. The Fisher Price hospital and school house made an appearance too - it's so lovely to see my children and their cousins enjoy those same toys thirty years later.
3. Bella was given this Sew Your Own Doll kit for her birthday, and sew it she did. Almost all on her own. I love seeing her enjoy any crafty activity. She just quietly and busily gets on with creative things like writing stories, drawing, sewing - she is currently making a "creation" with Hama beads.
4. A weird one, this, but it did make me happy. As I've mentioned before my Grandma passed away a few weeks ago. My sisters and Mum and I spent an afternoon going through her jewellery boxes, not only choosing things that would remind us of Grandma but choosing things we would enjoy wearing, for she did certainly enjoy her jewellery and would want us to do the same. I wore these pearls to her funeral with a black dress, and it was oddly comforting.
I'll be back tomorrow. I'm going to make a cup of tea now and catch up with some blog reading. Also, hello to my new followers! It is lovely to have you here and you are very welcome.