I think we've forgotten how to go out. Another weekend and another stay-at-home fest for the Attic24 family. Well a part of it was spent at my in-laws eating junk food (pizza and chips) and drinking sparkling wine and allowing the Little People to sit wide-eyed in front of endless choices of children's channels on Sky TV. Fun of sorts, but oh I did enjoy coming home again :: there's only so much junk I can take in one day.
Sometimes on a Monday morning when I sit down to blog, nothing much springs to mind. If we've not done anything riveting over the weekend, the camera usually contains a hotch potch of Domestic images :: nothing specatcluar, just the Stuff of Life. But I love it, I continue to delight in all things domestic, I get my thrills from such simple, homely things these days. Trips to Paris? Wild Parties? Nightclubs? At one time in my life, yes, but these days, nope.
am aware that my blog is showing repeat patterns, well it is bound to
isn't it, to some extent? I am trying not to apologise for this, as the
wonderful Mrs Magpie once said "blogs follow life and not vice versa",
and I do try and remember this.
And I really enjoy photographing my home life. I've been inspired by some blogs recently that have been showing a series of photogrpahs documenting "a week in the life". I just love this whole idea, love that the ordinariness of life-at-home can become something special when photographed and shared :: warm, cosy, friendly, intimate. Have a look at Notes from my Days, The Ecstasy of Being Ordinary and Garden Nymph for some beautiful images of Domesticity.
So here for your perusal, are some little snippets of my own Domesticated Sunday....
Sunday morning :: I bake banana bread, ((click)) I photograph it hot and fragrant as it comes out of the oven. Butter melts on the still-warm bread, just moments before it is devoured by the resident locust-children (and their father).
Sunday morning yarn :: after a visit to a little wool shop the previous day, I get the pleasure of opening the bag again on Sunday morning and force-feeding myself eye-candy. Gobble it up and then ((click)) take a photograph.
A little lull in the afternoon :: I sit drinking tea and making hexagons. After showing off my blanket to the lovely ladies in the wool shop on Saturday, I have renewed enthusiasm for it.
Little snippets of yarn :: for some reason I just adore seeing these accumulate almost as much as I love seeing the hexagons themselves grow. ((click)) and capture it on camera.
I opened a new box of tissues yesterday :: I loved the design on the box when I bought it (roses again, my rose-fest shows no signs of letting up). It was only when I opened the box and took the first tissue out that I realised each one is decorated with rose petals. How thoughtful, how delightful! To blow ones nose on such prettiness! ((click)) that too, that rosy loveliness.
Browsing through the Laura Ashley catalogue :: we are gearing up for some major home renovations/decorations after Christmas and I am enjoying planning it out in my mind, thinking of paint colours, curtains, lighting, furniture...
Domestic chores still needing to be done :: early evening and I fold clean laundry in the bedroom, put away the piles, re-clothe beds with clean-cotton bedding. Think how I adore my ripple blanket and the smell of clean cotton laundry and ((click)).
And so to bed :: I go early (9pm) and sit to read a while.
A birthday present :: such a generous and unexpected gift from my friend Lovely C, this book is beautiful, interesting and thought-provoking. I love "nesting" in bed, snuggled up amongst crisp white cotton, CK roses and my ripple-stripes. Such warmth and happiness ((click))
And so to sleep :: thinking of roses and lavender, and looking forward to the week ahead.
It's half term week here, and right now I'm drinking coffee, typing this on the laptop at the dining table while the Little People are watching a film. I've been really looking forward to this week, I love the ease-up on routines during school holidays, the possibilities of simple fun with my Little People.
Here's to a happy Domesticated Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday for us all. Enjoy!