Hello! Home again, home again after a really enjoyable break away beside the sea last week. It's good to be home, although I confess my heart is still being tugged by the sound of the waves and the tang of salty sea breezes. It always takes me a week or two to settle after spending time at the coast, and I am trying to enjoy the settling process without giving in to melancholy. Trying.
I took the usual umpteen-and-then-some photographs last week which I shall attempt to marshall into a bit of a coastal story to share with you this week. In the meantime, would you indulge me while I show you two new little holiday purchases? Purchase number one is this quirky little painted wooden caravan, complete with bunting strings and errrrrrr, flamingo's. I have no idea why there should be pink flamingo's, but the very oddity of them makes me laugh. Bonkers indeed.
Purchase number two is this wonderful pink Avoca button jug, spotted on the Discount Shelf in one of my favourite shops in Lyme Regis. It was less than half price and so I swooped without hesitation, and have to say it is really making me happy.
It's on my table right now filled with the most glorious tulips, gosh I do so love tulips. They help enormously with the settling process when onen's heart is feeling slightly heavier than usual.
On Saturday I was down at the Studio, spending the day with a group of wonderful, friendly, chatty ladies who had come to enjoy a day of creative hooky with me. We had fun!
By the end of the day, seven gorgeous new birdies had hatched in a riot of beautiful colour and spread their wings to fly to new homes.
Today has been a day dedicated to rest and relaxation. Sod the piles of laundry and the general air of post-holiday chaos, I'm going to lounge about in my jammies, drink multiple mugs of coffee and crochet! It was rather indulgent, but entirely necessary and I feel very much better for it. Interspersed with the crochet and coffee, there was lots of time spent with the Little Peeps. J made us all pancakes for breakfast and I baked a batch of oaty cookies followed by a rather delicious coconut lime loaf. Late afternoon we went for a brisk, bracing walk around the reservoir, by jingo it was cold! We are still suffering very low, wintry temperatures here in North Yorkshire, we are desperate for some Spring Warmth.
We enjoyed some welcome warmth last week in Dorset, oh the absolute blissful pleasure to be found in the warmth of the sun on my face! Not all week mind you, no, the first three days were horrid (weather wise, wonderful other wise), but the latter part of the week we were blessed with glorious sunshine. It's very noticeably milder 300 miles south than it is up here in Atticland.
I'm really looking forward to sharing my holiday with you, I've been pootling through my holiday snaps a lot during the past few days, recalling the abundance of happy moments spent with my family. My Little People are really not very little any more, it is always more apparent in photos I think, a bit of a shock actually. I love them so much.
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