The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
Flowers and parcels seem to be the themes this week. Joining in with lovely Jen at little birdie, here are my happy moments from the past seven days:
1. Dahlias in the pots by the front door. They look so tropical. John and I recently painted the front of our house and I've re-stocked all our pots with fresh plants and planted a row of sunflowers along the front wall. I like to be greeted by cheerful flowers when I walk up to the front door, it makes me feel so much better.
2. A large wool order arrived this week, my biggest splurge yet. 26 balls of Rowan Pure Wool DK - enough to make a large blanket for our bed, just like the one on the cover of this book. I know it could be made more cheaply with acrylic yarn but there will be hours of work in this blanket and I am in no rush to complete it. I want to enjoy the process, savour the feel of the yarn and cherish it for years to come.
3. The play of light in the shadows and reflections from these bottles of stocks. I know - they were on the coffee table on Wednesday but they were moved sharpish when John discovered that they interfered with perfect remote control positioning and his need to ALWAYS prop his feet up on the table.
4. Another parcel - a giveaway from Leanne of Today's Stuff, a little suitcase packed full with seeds, cards, candles and chocolate. So lovely. Thank you, Leanne. I love that she included some shells; Leanne lives in St Ives and her beautiful photographs or her local beaches feature regularly on her blog and always have me yearning for the sea.
Wishing you all a delightful weekend. Our plans depend on the weather. The sunshine vanished a week ago and we eagerly await it's reappearance.