Lately I have been...
Squishing new balls of yarn, plump and full of promise.
Wondering whether this will be a scarf or a cowl and unsure, but very much liking the chunky rows of stitches.
Crafting crowns with glitter and glue for Dress Up As A Shakespearean Character day at school. (Bella wore her only "dress up" outfit, a Rapunzel dress. Don't judge me, I saw a boy in Angus's class in a Spiderman outfit.)
Marvelling at Angus's creations and his new found love of paint and paper, pens and glue. It's a dinosaur, obviously! Can't you tell?
Sitting in the chair, gazing out of the window and messing about watching One Direction videos on Mummy's phone.
More sitting, and dog cuddling. Angus is dog obsessed lately and has been "walking" this dog all week.
Pottering, arranging and rearranging.
Shivering in a grey skied park and enjoying the lengthening afternoons through gritted teeth.
But rather liking the pink blossom against the grey sky, grudgingly.
Attempting a photo of the moon, following Kate's excellent tutorial, and wishing my camera had a better zoom lens.
Delighting in my Mother's Day pink tulips. A bunch of bright, perky white-tipped goodness.
Loving, just loving, my Mother's Day cards. I keep all the cards the kids make me in boxes under the bed. I call these my "sentimental boxes" and there are three or four now. Boxes, not cards.
Savouring a low effort family lunch today. John went to the supermarket and bought a rotisserie chicken and some vegetables. We cooked an easy-going meal with Eton mess for pudding, then I spent the afternoon pottering in the garden.
Counting blanket squares. There are 108 in this photo but I recently had a spurt of productivity on this project and am currently on 122. I feel a crochet-update post coming on!
And last of all, we are LOVING, seriously, absolutely and completely obsessed with the US Netflix version of House of Cards. We've almost finished the first series - it's been two episodes a night for the last five days - and oh it is good. Very, very good. John and I regularly look at each other in awe, wonder, amusement and shock as each episode unravels into the next. I don't even sew, knit or crochet while watching it. It's that good. It's up there with The Wire, The Sopranos, The Killing and The Bridge for tv watching joy. It's compelling and well acted and I find myself thinking about it throughout the day. Just brilliant.
So, there we have it, some of the things I've been doing, seeing and enjoying, and trying to capture with my camera over the last week or two. I always feel these miscellaneous posts lack a theme or any direction, they feel a bit meandering. But I love looking back through my photos and sharing these things with you. Sometimes they are my favourite posts to put together, big on images and small on words. Unless I'm talking about House of Cards, then I have quite to lot to say it would appear!