Last week I spent pretty much the entire time feeling like I was recovering from the weekend.
Last week I rejoiced with my wonderful friend as she moved into her new "home" on the water.
Last week I loved seeing my friend so happy with this new stage of her life. Her ripple blanket looked so lovely and cosy in her new boaty bedroom.
Last week I tried very, very hard to carve out some quiet time for myself so that I could try and regain some strength and equilibrium.
Last week I LOVED having so many jugs of fresh flowers in the house, generous gifts from visitors to my little studio.
Last week I tried to slow down and spend more time in the moment. Black pepper ryvita topped with mashed avocado, cherry tomatoes, fresh coriander and a squeeze of lime made a very scrummy lunch.
Last week I continued with my quest to re-learn to crochet using my fingers in a different way. I don't want to keep moaning about it here, but life on the crochet front has been hard and frustrating of late, and has been making me feel very low. I am making progress though!
Last week I LOVED my indoor flowers (did I say that already?)
Last week I potted up two geranium plants for my back yard table (thank you lovely lady from Harrogate who gifted them to me!) and have enjoyed seeing them growing happily there.
Last week I treated myself to a new bar of handmade soap from one of my favourite shops in town. I plumped for Lavender and Geranium this time.
Last week I had coffee with a good friend and half way through our conversation, she totally surprised me by pulling a punnet of fresh gooseberries out of her bag to give to me. They are from her allotment and this simple gift made me so happy.
Last week I was only in the studio for a weeny smidge of time, but it was good, good, good (chair cushion cover in slow progress)
Last week I enjoyed sitting on my front step while the neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful.
Last week I loved this solitary rose blooming sweetly by the front door. I wished (not for the first or last time) that I had more roses.
Last week was a week of gentle touch down after the high of the weekend. It was a week of slow recovery and gentle mindfulness contrasted with friendly sociability and happy celebration. Life is in full summer mode here in the Attic :: busy, full, warm and happy. I am enjoying the ride.