There is so much making me feel happy at the moment, I just want to soak it all up and remember if for when life isn't so sweet. I've had a few moments this week - nothing special, just weeknight family meals - where I've looked around me and felt really deep down content with life and what we have. I can't put my finger on exactly what is making me feel this way but I think the following things have something to do with it:
:: The gorgeous weather. It's been fantastic this week, warm and sunny and just a little breezy. Perfection.
When I get home from work the first thing I do is take off my shoes, make a cup of tea then take it out into the garden and pad around on the grass barefoot, looking at the plants.
:: The way the evening light moves around the house.
:: Watching hot air balloons float across the horizon from Angus's bedroom window at bedtime.
:: Peonies. My love for these blowsy blooms knows no bounds and I take so much joy from them. The shortness of their season only makes me appreciate them more.
:: New houseplants. This oxalis was given to me by my mum and I've separated off lots of shoots and am trying to cultivate more plants. All my houseplant propagating is trial and error but it's good fun.
The tiny pileas I repotted at Easter are now are looking robust and I've got lots to give away to friends and family. I absolutely love the deep vivid green of their leaves.
:: A little trip to Bosham with the children last Sunday afternoon. We bought ice creams and just mooched around a bit, had a little walk.
I'm really looking forward to this weekend. The weather is supposed to be a-mazing so I'm planning little trips out (shopping and a bit of lunch in Winchester maybe?) plus we need to do some gardening, and maybe a barbecue too. Lots of time outside. End of term is five weeks tomorrow. I've already started planning my six week holiday, writing a list of all the things I want to do, one of which is decorate our bedroom, another is get a puppy. I think I need to do the painting before the puppy!
Enjoy the sun everyone, and have a beautiful weekend.