This week I've been easing myself back into homely routines after our week away.
I've been working my way through seemingly endless loads of laundry.
I've loved using handmade soap which reminds me of the sea.
I've loved watching my Little Peeps spend time together.
I've loved seeing my hooky creations put to good use.
I've loved watching Little B have fun with felt tip pens.
I've also loved watching some spontaneous creativity happening at the table.
I've been working industriously on my Secret Project (connected to the knitted squares) and I'm hoping that I can reveal all to you very soon, oooooooh tis very exciting!
I've been baking for the Little People :: simple jam tarts which were devoured with relish.
I've been dodging the rain showers and doing a little bit of clearing up in my back yard.
I've been reeeeeaaaally enjoying the intense colour of the geraniums, so pretty.
I've been hoping for more blue skies, loving every glimpse between the clouds.
I've been nursing a very miserable Little B through a mean bout of chicken pox. It's been heartbreaking, exhausting, but oddly comforting. So many hours of crying and pain with so many hours of enforced cuddle time.
I've been treating all three Little People to some new toys of their choice.....
Little Lady had new Polly Pocket Dolls (thrilled to bits, endless hours of imaginative play)
Little Man had a remote control helicopter (very happy, has impressed and entertained all his visiting friends)
Little B had a bubble blowing lawn mower (wow, huge excitement, an already much loved toy)
On impulse I also bought a bubble blowing wand. WOW. Excellent 99p purchase for Mummy.
This is bubble-making on a fabulous scale. Such fun! A real photographic challenge too.
I've been enjoying some sneaky peaceful moments by myself out in the back yard.
I've really appreciated the friendliness and comfort of living on a very close-knit street. My neighbours and friends know that Little B has been unwell and I've had so much love and support, chat and wine and offers of help when I've needed it most. I am very lucky to live where I live.
I've been loving my little back yard. It's not a green oasis, and there is no view to speak of, yet it offers beauty and comfort and somewhere calm and peaceful to sit with a cuppa.
Ahhh my friends, such a trying week! Little B popped his first chicken pox spot on Monday and it has been a pretty dreadful week. Poor, poor little boy, I've never seen him so miserable. I think we are over the worst, at least today he has managed to eat a little (he has many spots in his mouth which has caused a lot of pain and prevented him from eating). My friends and neighbours have been absolutely great, providing the Little People with trips out to the park and swimming pool, and providing me with lots of TLC. I've been so tired, I fell asleep sat in the back yard yesterday afternoon, got woken up by my neighbour coming to see if I was OK. Jeez. Sooooo tired.
Tomorrow, we are away again! Uh-huh, frantically doing laundry and packing yet again for another week away, this time in Connievan (yippeee!!) to York as we have done the past two years (2010, 2011). I am slightly worried about Little B, but I think he'll be ok. We'll be ok.
Catch up in a weeks time with more Tales From Connievan. It's all go-go-go.