Well what a week it’s been, another that has flown by in a click of the fingers which reminds me to document that Alice is trying to learn how to click her finger and thumb – I think it may take a while.
Saturday 4th May – Daddy’s birthday weekend and we had his twin and all of the family descending on us for an evening BBQ, what better excuse did daddy need to put a tent up? Mind you I remember as a child loving to play in a tent in the garden, we even slept out there occasionally.
A great time was had by all and we were greeted with this fabulous sunset that was taken with no flash and no touching up after, isn’t it spectacular?
Sunday 5th May – After clearing up and having lunch we decided to take the girls to the beach for a quick spin on their bikes and what a great decision, the tide was out all afternoon and although too cold to swim we had a lovely afternoon down there.
Monday 6th Bank Holiday – Paul had to go to work and I had to catch up on the ironing but I also found time to make the Yeo Valley beef and barley cottage pie which was a hit with everyone only Alice still refuses to eat mash potato which I find so strange, I mean EVERYONE loves mashed potato, right?
Tuesday 7th May – At our school Tuesdays are trainer Tuesdays IF you walk to school, which we do. So here are the girls ready to go to school in about 5 minutes getting in a quick LeapPad game and lounging on the sofa watching Peppa Pig who continues to be a house favourite
Wednesday 8th May – That’s it guys, the summer is over and welcome back to good Ol’ Blighty and her dreadful weather. Take a look at this late evening sky and how moody it is? I used flash on this one which you can see bouncing off the forsynthia but I don’t think it made much difference to the sky above.
Thursday 9th May – I adore tulips at this time of year and as I have one of my teapot jugs used at the wedding I try to keep it filled up with colour to brighten the fireplace, I think you can see it’s time to throw this bunch out but not before one last photo. The difference in light by moving the jug to the window was amazing and really shows well in this photo, I may be learning something after all …
and just because I can, a close up of my faded out of date tulips which I hope you agree still look beautiful, a shot inspired by The Boy and Me when she did similar earlier this year with daffodils
Friday 10th May – TGIF! and I mean that this week, it has been super hectic, the BritMums blog has gone beserk with all the Fresh Voice guest posts coming in but boy there’s some excellent reading on there. I have started to turn down more offers for Mari’s World than take up as I just can’t keep up with it all and prefer to write for us rather than companies at the moment barring the odd paid post that comes my way.
Remember I showed you my brown bread disaster? Well I haven’t had the guts to re-try with brown flour yet but I did have a go at a simple white loaf to check the machine was ok and look at this beauty, isn’t she perfect? Stephanie from I’m counting UFOs has told me to try the Almond and apricot recipe as I’m bound to love it, we’ll see Stef, I’m going to give it a go and let you know.
Have a great week all and hugs all round.