Three sweet things that have made me feel happy this week....
Thing #1 :: sweet anticipation ::
Waiting none too patiently for these big fat peony buds to open, oh it's sweet torture! I've already done the soaking in warm water thing to try and release the sap, and the petals are now veeeery sloooowly beginning to loosen. I absolutely cannot wait to see them in full floral froth.
Thing #2 :: sweet shortbread ::
I baked yesterday afternoon, partly as a reward re tidying the Corner of Doom in my bedroom and partly as an avoidance technique re some tricky admin work that needs doing rather urgently. This beautifully thin, buttery, sugary shortbread tastes divine, so crisp and sweet and bite-able and the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon cuppa.
Thing #3 :: sweet kindness ::
oh my stars, this heart-meltingly sweet handmade card nearly had me weeping into my toast and marmite this morning. Little B delivered it to me in the kitchen, and honestly I was lost for words and could only hug and squeeze his dear little five year old self very tightly whilst stifling the emotion. I had felt lousy yesterday, crawling into bed at 6pm, overcome with some virus-like shivery, achy, bone-tired nastiness. I'm very rarely ill and I guess it must have up-skittered him a bit as he seemed so concerned for my well being this morning.
Fear not though, I am feeling loads better today, still dog tired but nothing that a bit of shortbread and caffeine can't cure.
Wishing you all plenty of sweetness in your days xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx