The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
Thank you so much for your kind, supportive and wise comments on my last post. I was quite moved by all of them and were so many words of wisdom and generosity in there too. Time marches on, whether we like it or not, so it's another reason to enjoy the moment and what we have as much as possible. We are all quite upbeat here. It just feels like a normal Saturday. The weather has been much cooler and overcast and it's been a bit of a relief actually as it meant I could finish the playhouse and the kids could spend some time in it without everyone overheating! So, joining in with the lovely Jen at little birdie, here are my happy moments from the last week:
1. This sweet little rabbit-covered dress was worn by my very good friend Abigail's youngest daughter for her christening last Sunday. We travelled down to London for the weekend to attend the christening and it was extra special as I am her godmother. It's an honour.
2. Around Easter time Angus brought a little sunflower plant home from nursery. We've watered it and watched it grow ever since and this week it flowered. Angus is pleased as punch and drags all visitors into the garden to admire his handiwork. And it's nearly as tall as he is!
3. Strawberry picking with Angus and my friends. It was hot but there was so much fruit and we quickly filled a huge punnet. I wasn't sure how Angus was going to cope with the heat and if he'd be bored, but he loved the whole experience. And we have jam and pavlova and a bowl of strawberries in the fridge which appears to be breeding, it never seems to go down.
4. I've been attending sewing classes these last five weeks in an effort to try to learn how to use my sewing machine properly. It's been a revelation - I've learnt why it's important to do certain things in a certain way and how to change the needle (I've been using the same needle these last two years - apparently that's not good) and to press your seams (the difference between "handmade and homemade"). And I made a bag. I did bias binding and french seams and everything!