Inside: Pancakes for breakfast, the best way to start the weekend.
Outside: The blossom on the trees is so late this year and I am appreciating it all the more because it took so long to arrive.
Inside: Finishing another crochet baby blanket as fast as my little fingers can.
Outside: Visiting The Oldest Sweet Shop in England for pick & mix (Bella and Angus), liquorice gums (John) and for me a quarter of Coltsfoot Rock, which I buy at any opportunity it as it's so hard to find.
Inside: And I ate them over the weekend, and enjoyed every crunchy, crumbly, sweet, aniseedy bite.
Outside: Children + playground + sunshine = happy.
Inside: The anemones bloomed and they are glorious. Ten days after I bought them they are still going strong, brightening up the house.
Outside: Two walk in the woods, deep in conversation.
Inside: The pasta pot bubbles and steams. We eat a lot of pasta.
Outside: Hazy views of the Yorkshire Dales.
Inside: Angus performs his daily check on the sunflower seed he brought home from nursery before Easter. The look on his face when it first pushed up through the earth! Pure, innocent joy and wonder. I think he thought he had to look after a pot of soil.
Outside: Three explore the rocks.
Inside: Huevos rancheros and pasta puttanesca.
Outside: Stunning Brimham Rocks - I can never get over how the rocks just look so precarious - how do they not topple over??
Inside: The coffee table, the centre of the living room. Magazines, cups of tea and coffee, books, flowers, tv remote control - it's all here, but rarely this tidy.
Outside: It's like Where's Wally but you have to find the robin instead.
Sixteen photos from the last 48 hours.
I had high hopes for this weekend. The stars aligned; Friday was payday, it was John's weekend off, the sun was going to shine...all good! And good it was, the first warm(ish) weekend of the year. I was desperate to get out of Leeds on Saturday and luckily so was John, so we headed to the Yorkshire Dales to enjoy the sunshine. I made him drive so I could crochet in the car. We spent a very happy day with no agenda or schedule, and went to Pateley Bridge first and then to Brimham Rocks. Today we all went swimming, ate pizza for lunch, washed the car, pottered in the garden, did some chores.
It was a happy balance of busy and rest, of time inside and time outside. I hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as I did mine.