that plop onto your door mat catching you by surprise. Also when checking the 'What's coming next month' part (usually the first thing I do!) noticing that there is a wonderful picture of my beloved Caroline Zoob in her sewing room. Oh the joy to come.
Not very chocolatey mind you, as chocolate can sometimes trigger a bad head; but a perfect after school treat.
Lavender scented washing up liquid:
I get teased at school about my love of this. But a girl can't help her love of fragrance. Never mind how it works - it's got to smell good. Grocery shopping takes so much longer when one has to smell every liquid cleaner; and as for the fabric conditioners? Well...let's say it takes a little time to get round every bottle.
Kissing my gorgeous husband:
Sometimes we forget in the business of our day, to make time for kissing. There should always be time for kissing.
Being back at school:
(bottoms provided by the above gorgeous husband and the gorgeous, orange boy-cat) I've had a lovely week at work. I actually felt a little nervous about going back after Christmas (don't know why) but it was so lovely seeing all the children again. It is such a rewarding job and I have gone on for hours this week to various family members about what a privilege it is to have such input into ripe minds. I have to mark all these books about their New Year Resolutions (we are learning about setting goals and how we learn, this half term) and I can't wait to read each one.
Our family of Blackbirds:
I just love blackbirds. I love their sweet orange beaks and fat black bodies. But most of all their sweet song on a long summers evening.
My Blog Ladies books:
My bedside collection of books is growing by my blog ladies. I'm so pleased for their success. I got Niki Fretwell's new blurb book for Christmas and have been blown away by the pictures in it. It is so rich and velvety you can only take small bites at a time. I also have Alicia's new one but that resides downstairs as it is larger. (Did you notice the Christmas Eve pillowcases are still in use..well I couldn't add to that enormous pile of laundry could I?)
This is my first cushion side with the proper instructions. I'm on my last round and then it's onto the second side. And then it's the lace edging and flowers. Can't wait for those parts.
Checking my Chris out:
Can you see how close we were? This is slightly zoomed in. I still can't look at Matthew's photos without feeling giddy; they're a bit like Niki's book - a little bit at a time. Aww, I do hope with all my heart he heard me shout. Sigh.
My new birds:
Bought before Christmas. Only put up today.
And lastly, something I'm not loving that happened this week..
Burnt carpet and rugs:
That's what you get when logs fall out of the fire..
Do share with me what you are loving this week.