- Reading The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O'Reilly which introduced me to the concept of The List of Pleasing Things. An excellent book by an Australian writer. I want to read more from her.
- A day with my sister and her new baby. My little niece is smiling and cooing. She tells me she likes handknits best of all, which is a good thing really.
- Dithering over whether to have a chocolate croissant (made by C for Mothering Sunday) or a piece of chocolate crunch (made by O for Mothering Sunday) with my mid-morning coffee. My veins mostly runneth with butter and chocolate this week. Not wholly a bad thing.
- Sunshine and daffodils. I'm still not tired of them. Plus my most elderly and stately hen just started laying again to celebrate the new season.
- Catching sight of a new trophy on the mantelpiece. Auntie Alison and Uncle Richard came over for a Just Dance dance-off at the weekend, and brought a trophy with them, which was eventually won by C and O. There will be a re-match later in the spring, and the children are going to have to do some serious practise to retain the title.
- Making contact with long-lost family members in America. Hearing their amazing stories and marvelling at their openness and friendship.
- Listening to the properly excellent Sport and the British presented by Clare Balding on Radio 4 (available on podacast and on iPlayer). Clare Balding is one of my favourite broadcasters; she has such a beautifully clear voice, and the series is fascinating.
|C with one of his handmade chocolate croissants - as delicious as you might think|
|Uncle Richard and O set a very high standard|
|Victorious children with their trophy|