So here is what makes me smile just now:
I booked myself a flight to Turkey. Yes, it is true, just me, myself and I. I am going to spend a week with my fabulous godmother Monika in her holiday apartment near Fethiye. The photo is from a family holiday in Turkey in 2008.
There are millions and millions of blackberries everywhere you go and I equipped myself with tubs, an audiobook and trainers for a pleasant afternoon of foraging. I did of course forget to put on a long sleeved top and my arms look as I had been in a fight with our cat. We ate blackberries with cream and a little sprinkling of brown sugar yesterday. Perfect.
I am marvelling at the appetite of my teenager. I made a fresh batch of granola to eat for breakfast on the days when I am not fasting. Sam seems to inhale it, literally. I also noticed that he is now eating cheese. He has not eaten cheese for years. He must be starving. Quite often, late at night, I hear him rummaging in the kitchen. He calls it foraging. There is also regularly a lingering smell of cooked bacon when I come home from school with the little ones. Bacon rolls are apparently a must for growing lads.
I cleared out James' and Alistair's toy cupboard. I managed to recycle a large bag of plastic rubbish, fill two bags of toys for charity and I also found numerous single socks. Unfortunately, I recently binned all the single socks that had been waiting for a brother in the washing basket....
And finally, I finished the August sock! I'll post it tomorrow I think.
Have a lovely Tuesday! Cx