I really look forward to Fridays. For me, it marks the end of a busy working week. It is only Friday morning but already, I feel more relaxed because I know tomorrow the alarm clock will not wake me up at 6:30 am. It is nice to wind down for the weekend. I look forward to pottering around in my pj's for a long while, having cups of coffee and maybe something naughty for breakfast, for example salty fried bacon in a roll.
I feel less tired than usual on a Friday and have some energy to reflect back over the week just passed. Five paragraphs for five memorable things, also shared on Amy's Five on Friday page.
The weather has been amazing all week. There was not a single drop of rain and most days the sun was out, full of promise of things to come. Some days it took a while to break through the mist. It was particularly nice to cycle to work this week. The mist quietens everything down and cycling through the woods is very peaceful. I cycled a different route on Tuesday and found the most amazing blue snowdrops. Did you know that such a thing existed, and in the wild, too? This find nicely continues the blue theme of my last post. Today, I have my trowel in my bike basket to dig a few plants up. There are so many, two or three plants won't go amiss.
On Monday, I took the James and Alistair for a walk along the Kelvin. We found a little safe beach and I enjoyed watching the boys throwing stones into the shallow water. Jack enjoyed it, too. I felt tempted to wade in but I didn't want to destroy the illusion of summer by standing in ice cold water.
On Monday we also welcomed Richard back. It is always nice to be reunited after a few days apart. Richard enjoyed his cycling holiday in Majorca very much and I don't think he was all that exited to be back so soon. He brought me two big juicy oranges. They were so good, I wish there were more.
My mum was here until Wednesday. She was keen to learn how to make soap. I always make my own and usually give some away to friends and family. We made a batch of English Rose scented white and pink marbled soap together. It was fun. I think my mum was surprised to learn that soap is made with sodium hydroxide, more so that I just happen to have some in my understairs cupboard
I had my biannual haircut yesterday. I don't know about you but I think hair salons have got special mirrors that make you look frumpy even if you are not. Or at least only a little. I thought today that maybe I should have my hair cut three times per year. I fell quite coiffed for once. This photo shows my new hairdo after a cycle home against a stiff breeze. I am also a little sunburnt. I have a fringe now but I do like my hair clips. Of course tomorrow my hair will be back to its wavy self. Taking selfies is not trivial, particularly with a sniggering teenager nearby. It is difficult not to feel self conscious. Best to think of something really really silly, like bottling farts for masspectrometric analysis.
There you go, five paragraphs, five good things. I am now looking forward to catching up with my friend Karen who is visiting Glasgow this weekend.
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Have a wonderful weekend. Cxx
P.S. Remember that cerulean blue I wrote about? Well I ordered the cerualean blue yarn. I am dismayed to say that it is nothing like the yarn on the photograph. Sam says it is definitely teal, which in my book makes it a green. Still, it is nice.