After all that SS15 shenanigans (lovely as it was) it feels good to be reorienting myself back into the right season (especially as the weather has been pretty miserable here over the last week). It’s been a slightly less eventful week but no less enjoyable really as I quite like hunkering down with my wee ones. The other day it had rained all morning so I pulled out the big guns with my new birthday socks and a cup of hot chocolate. The socks are hand-knitted to a Turkish design (an inspired gift from Greig, he got them from Lowie) and the delish hot chocolate (it comes in sachets!!) was also a welcome gift from Lindt. Just add a snuggly blanket and that’s your three steps to (winter) heaven right there. Here’s what else has made me happy this week:
Having my mum & dad over for Sunday lunch, which gave us the perfect excuse to make Yorkshires (and crumble for pud)
Modestly celebrating Guy Fawkes night, just us and the kids, with a cute but colourful firework in the back garden and a toffee apple each. I secretly loved the way Bea clung to me extra tight when the whizbangers went off. She’s the last one to do this now.
Having leftover crumble as a midnight snack (it also works nicely as breakfast but don’t tell anyone).
The sound of my mum’s voice on the ‘phone after she’d received surprise flowers from Bloom & Wild. These guys were at the Boden press day and treated guests to a free bouquet for a loved one, so of course I sent some to my mummy!
Getting half way to school one morning and realising I hadn’t even brushed my hair before I left the house. When I said this out loud Charlie turned to me and said, “I think it looks beautiful”. He’s got such a silver tongue that one.
Starting my Christmas shopping today. I’m off to the York designer outlet centre to seek out some nice bargain pressies – will report back soon.
Have a great weekend!