How was your weekend? Mine was just lovely and I feel refreshed and ready for another week. I did finish that bottle of wine on Friday, just as recommended. The remainder of the weekend was quite uneventful but all the more enjoyable. Here some moments of joy:
:: re-potting some of my oldest orchids and discovering new flower stems
:: spending an hour in the book shop on my own.
:: coming home to find the entire downstairs tidied and cleaned.
:: weeding at dusk on Saturday evening, listening to my audiobook, until it was too dark to distinguish big fat slugs from clumps of soil.
:: listening to Sam get up at 6:30 on Sunday morning for a nature adventure with a family friend who picked him up at 7. They climbed a mountain, saw fields of wild orchids and checked-out their adder hiding places. Sam even got to wear a bee suit and was allowed to help with a new hive. Funny how I can't get him out of bed for school during the week!
:: waking up to find coffee on my bedside table. Falling back asleep and drink the coffee cold an hour later.
:: jogging along the river Kelvin, with some Iggy Pop setting the rhythm of my steps.
:: watching Annie, James and Alistair transforming booster seats and blankets into a racing car
:: spending some more time weeding with Alistair and Richard, this time in the front garden. It was more like creating a clearing in the jungle really but all the more satisfactory.
:: finally planting out the annuals I have grown from seed in the cleared space.
:: being served a surprise Sirloin steak from the BBQ.
:: getting to the bottom of the laundry pile.
:: enjoying a small margarita served in a dainty hand cut heirloom glass to celebrate a weekend well spent
Here's to another week! Cx
P.S. This is of course a heavily edited version of our weekend. There was plenty of bickering, lots of mess, heavy rain, bathroom scrubbing and the usual noise that comes with a large family.