Wednesday 23 May 2018

Joy in the Everyday Ordinary - May, 15-21

Hi there everyone

It's time for the third in my series of pictures which capture the joy that can be found in the everyday ordinary. Simple things that make me smile, maybe not quite significant enough to make a post of their own, but are worth capturing for the memory, even if it was just a moment.

I did wonder if I would struggle for pictures this week as, with Martin at work, there have been no exciting adventures out and about, it really has been a week of everyday ordinary and it was a reminder really ... of just how much I like it that way.

So here we go with another seven days ...

Day 15 - I have to say that this was not the best day ever. On of the neighbours was having their gable end repointed and we were in for two days of dust clouds as a result of the grinding out of the old mortar. This lead to the street, the car, the front and the back garden being covered with dust. Even though it was a lovely day I was pretty much confined indoors. I tried to make the most of it by having a dummy run at laying out the craft table in readiness for our first event of the year on Sunday.

Day 16 - Martin bought me these two cross stitch magazines as a wedding anniversary present and, though I should have been ironing or cleaning the house, I couldn’t wait to get started on this flamingo cross stitch phone case.

Day 17 - It was another glorious day and I spent a lovely hour or so in the garden, catching up with old work friends who have provided me with my next sewing project.

Day 18 - To say I’ve been neglecting my wifely duties this week is a bit of an understatement. Poor old Martin has been at work and I’ve been at home, no housework, no ironing, I’ve not even cooked tea, so today I decided to try and pull a few points back by making our favourite Shepherds pie for tea. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking, I do, there are just so many other interesting things to be getting on with.

Day 19 - I'd ordered these Ridiculously Rich by Alana lemon and elderflower blondies as a bit of a treat for us whilst we watched the royal wedding. We ended up making a bit of a thing of it and went round to friends where Jackie and I spent the best part of the day glued to the TV whilst Martin and Phil got cracking on a new raised bed in the garden.

Day 20 - Another very full day as we attended our first craft fair of the year. We got there early and it was very peaceful and quiet and the views of the surrounding countryside were just beautiful.

Day 21 - I can not tell you how thrilled I am with this clematis that we planted last year in the new raised bed. It has totally surpassed our expectations for its first year and is a real treat to see from the kitchen window.


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