Thank you so much for your nice comments on my shawl, I am glad you liked it. Sadly I haven't worn it yet, as it's felt too cold and I've chosen thicker scarves. Thicker scarves needed in May, honestly! It's not been the best of bank holiday weekends, all things considered. John has been at work the last three days, Angus has been unwell with an ear infection (which is now thankfully clearing up), so neither he or I have had much sleep, and there is that lingering anxiety that falls over the house when a child is unwell, making going anywhere or doing anything difficult, especially when one parent is working. The days felt long. While dry, it's still unseasonably cold and I'm kind of fed up with it now. I almost felt like I wanted a hat on when we were at the beach at on Saturday.
But I don't want to whinge at you, because actually everything is fine really and we did do some nice stuff over the weekend, in amongst the appointments and chores and administration of painkillers. May is a good month, with two bank holidays and everything starting to bloom around you and the trees in full leaf in the brightest green.
I pottered in the garden a bit, pulling up the daffodils and tulips I should have dealt with last month and planting some sweet peas. I do love a sweet pea.
It was, if you sat in the sun and wore a coat, just warm enough for a coffee outside too. Just.
I pottered indoors too, moving around pictures and making changes here and there.
This little barometer, which belonged to my late Grandfather, has been hiding in Angus's bedroom for the last year.
I decided it was wasted up there and have moved it to the hall where we can all look at it every day and see if it's correct, which it is.
I made cheese scones for the first time and they rose. I feel like this alone deserves a mention here. I used this recipe.
The best thing about cheese scones is when they are still warm and the butter melts in.
We had a really nice walk on the beach on Saturday afternoon. So much seemed to be in bloom, there were wild flowers everywhere you looked.
The weather was all over the place, sunny then cloudy and windy too. We still got ice creams from the kiosk even though it was cold and the wind blew my hair into my Mr Whippy, and a chocolate cone proved more effective than Calpol in improving Angus's mood.
We seemed to watch a band of rain move around us while we walked (I do love a dramatic sky) but amazingly didn't get rained on.
Today we visited Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which was a really nice day out with family, even if I did get a bit lost on HMS Victory, and bang my head a few times on the low ceilings. And now I am looking forward to collapsing on the sofa and watching the final episode of Line of Duty, which aired last night, so I've been avoiding all radio and TV today because I don't want to find out who, or what, the mysterious "H" is too soon, and I'm really hoping it's not a big let down.
I hope you had a nice bank holiday weekend, whatever you were doing. We've got another one to look forward to at the end of the month too, how lovely is that?