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Sunday cheers: batten down the hatches!

Happy Sunday! The storm is howling around the house, the rain is lashing against the windows, and the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the region.  Never mind that it’s April, that it’s supposed to be spring, and that we’re meant to start enjoying the great outdoors again!

For a start, who needs the great outdoors when you can get it indoors? My boys had great fun at the garden centre picking out some cheerful flowers for our home, and the Gerbera are in bloom and quite happy even if their outdoor cousins are wearing rain coats today.

Gerbera picture taken by me...

And what is better on a day like this than battening down the hatches and bringing out the home comforts?  I’ve got a cake baking in the oven as we speak; a lovely poppy seed creation made with the kids (and only a little bit of arguing) just a few minutes ago.  The scent is filling the house with joy and sunshine!

Later on, the oven will be taken over by a fabulous gammon joint, roast potatoes, and broccoli cheese bake.  To top it all off, we’ve invited some friends round for a Sunday family tea party.  Rain?  Immaterial!  Gale-force winds?  Add to the atmosphere!

Wishing you a happy and cheerful Sunday despite the weather, wherever you are.  And I’ve love to hear how you’re passing this extraordinarily wet and windy day.  If you’re braving the weather–let me know! If you’re painting the house–good for you! Go on, share… you never know, you might inspire someone else!

... and Gerbera picture taken by my budding nature photographer, age five!


Taking a moment to smell the roses…

Today is a fantastic day!  After almost two weeks of frantic activity, this here author is finally getting a breathing space.   Read on to see what I’ve been doing with it…

Time to smell the roses in my garden, as it were.  Unfortunately, the roses aren’t out yet, and I couldn’t smell them anyway as I’ve got terrible hayfever!

But instead, I had a good long look around my garden this morning and brought you some photographic evidence of the fact that spring is a-coming and that life is beautiful.

Alright, I’m not the best photographer in the world but hey, I enjoyed making my little spring diary.  This will be a great reminder that the world is erupting into bloom while I might have to go back head down on all the various things that are consuming most of my time at the moment.

What are they, you want to know… Ah, all in good course:  watch this space for news!

Meanwhile, I’d love to hear what you do when you need a breathing space, a moment of time out, a reminder that there is life beyond your desk, your chores, your job for the day. XX


Nicky :-)xxxx