Little things are what keep me afloat – like this jam jar of buttery yellow daffodils. I stopped at the lovely little florist/gift shop ‘Hacketts’ in nearby Penistone earlier this week and was rewarded with 3 generous bunches for just a couple of pounds. They have filled two jam jars in an abundant manner and are showing off all over the dining table and kitchen windowsill! But aren’t they glorious?
Another flowery thing to fill me with delight this week, was the sudden opening of these darling irises, which never cease to astonish me each year that they appear. I love their colours, the blue is quite stunning and such a gift after all that gloomy weather! We have been teased for several weeks by their juicy green buds that didn’t seem to do anything, until one day I happened to glance out of the window and ‘voila!’ there they were!!
But all will be resolved, I don’t doubt it – most likely over a cup of tea and a nice bit of cake. Oh yes, we’ve been at it again. Baking. This time: Chocolate brownies crammed full of walnuts and pecans…
And, Ive been doing a bit of painting myself! I finally found some time to make a start upon my next piece after a rather busy time of it doing lots of other things. Ive been heartily inspired by spring flowers of late and felt I must paint a picture which included a cheery jug of daffs – yet I also had a whim to do a bit of a coastal scene too…doodles and sketches followed and Ive set to work…would you like a peek? Its a work in progress with far to go as yet…but I don’t mind showing you how its looking…! Would you like to see it?
Oh, alright then, here you go!
Well! Another week has passed – (doesn’t the time go fast these days), and I want to let you know that next week, I will be officially announcing my Spring Giveaway! The reason behind all this, is that it is my own birthday on the first day of spring (21st March), and to celebrate I wanted to do a little givaway to coincide with my spring birthday celebrations! Hurrah!!
Im planning some lovely treats for you, so do make sure you stop by next week to find out more!
That’s all Im saying for now, Im going to do a little bit more work on my painting before I have to go and collect the child – toddlers and acrylic paints don’t go very well together you see 🙂
So I hope you have a delicious weekend, oh – and thank you to everyone who is stopping by to leave such nice comments – I want you to know that I read each one and really appreciate the time you take to pop in and read. Im endeavouring to visit all of your blogs in turn, and look forward to catching up with you soon!
Till next week…sending you a nice cup of chai tea, your favourite song, a spring walk and drifts of snowdrops to smile at!