Hello Lovelies! 🙂
Well, here I am again, thanks to all who left me messages during my holiday, I’m looking forward to relaxing and reading some of your blogs during the week to see what you’ve been up to so you haven’t been forgotten!
We had such a great time in Dorset, the weather was dead on and the sun shone furiously every day! There were cream teas, days on the beach, visits to little farms, meals at lovely pubs (The Smugglers just five minutes from our cottage at Osmington was my favourite), meeting up with old friends from Devon in Lyme Regis, and lots of other treats, like finding the vintage Famous Five book (above) in a grand little bookshop in Bridport.
This is our little holiday house, right next to a dairy farm so we would go to sleep of an evening with the soothing sound of moo-ing in our ears 🙂 The little daughter, since coming home has announced that our house is ‘rubbish’ and wants to go back to the ‘pretty one’. Well, I have to agree with her there – coming home can be such a downer cant it? Im now trying to acclimatise to life without the sound of seagulls calling, the scent of salt breezes coming in off the sea, and the old favourite – fish and chips!!
Still, we have some lovely memories….
…miss those evening beach walks though (with the odd football match thrown in along the way).
I decided on the 8 hour car journey home (it was atrocious!) that instead of drifting into the old routine when we got back, I would make little changes here and there to make life less predictable. A holiday usually reminds me that sometimes I can be a bit habitual – and yes, in some ways this is good – but its nice to shake things up a bit and our little family have vowed to allow more spontaneity into our little world (like sunday breakfast being taken in a village cafe instead of the same old cereals at the breakfast table, and tea being a picnic in the park instead of in the house). We are also saying ‘Yes’ more, as interesting and magical things usually happen when we do.
So here is Monday. And here I am, working hard on projects for the craft fair. I made a list of things to do and I quite horrified myself at the amount of stuff I need to get through in less than two weeks!! Luckily, Nannie Mum has agreed to have tot twice this week and next to give me some extra time to get prepared – phew! I can see some late nights in the not too distant future but Im looking forward to it all the same.
This coming weekend is also the Great Sheffield Art Show, so we’ll be pootling along en-masse to that too. Anyway, here’s what Ive been making today, decorative hanging hearts!
Only a few more to go 🙂
Have a great week all of you – sending love,