Hello! How has your week been? The sun came out today. Oh yes! It was good. And we ordered a new mattress too, I am already looking forward to it's arrival. No more waking up with achy hips and a stiff back. Anyway, here is my Friday night round-up of the little pockets of goodness I noticed and recorded throughout my week.
1. Waking to sun and blue skies last Sunday morning and eating breakfast in the garden. I like any meal in the garden but breakfast outside - especially at the weekend when you don't have to clock-watch - is especially lovely. Don't be fooled by the grapefruit - lots of butter and marmalade smothered toast was consumed as well.
2. Sunday was also John's birthday and I baked a Victoria sponge cake to celebrate, filling it with fresh cream, jam and strawberries. I only seem to make this cake in the summer, and it really is the perfect cake for the soft fruits season.
3. Celebrations continued in a nearby American diner-style restaurant. It was amazing. I ate barbecue ribs with sweet potato fries followed by key lime pie. So good. I took these photos while we were there. Angus is in this phase where, as soon as he sense someone might want a nice photo of him, he starts clowning around and pulling faces, or hiding. It's annoying, but funny too.
4. But then he brought this tile artwork home from school this week. Do you know the book We're Going On A Bearhunt? His class went on a bearhunt in the school woodland area, through swishy-swashy grass (the green corner) a river (the blue corner), and so on. and then they each created a tile from air-drying clay and decorated it. This one won't be going in the recycling bin.
5. While running with my friend Kate this morning, I happened to notice this Hornsea biscuit jar in the window of one of our local charity chops. I nearly tripped over, so quickly did I stop. About an hour later, showered and carrying my purse, I went back for it. £5 well spent. I love the olive green and repeating pattern, and the wooden lid goes nicely with my Orla Kiely tea caddy.
See, I knew there was a reason I went running.