This week has been a good one. That usually means Winston and I have (mostly) seen eye to eye, and that Rufus hasn’t been ill. Hooray! The weather has been gorgeous – clear blue skies, bright winter sun, no rain, signs of Spring and the crispest fresh air. We’ve been surprisingly creative this week, I haven’t eaten lunch very often, I’ve not drank enough water and for some reason we’ve fed the ducks twice.
I’ve not read much this week other than parenting books, craft books or recipe books. Gosh I sound so boring and mumsy. My new craft book is ‘The Homemade Home for Children’ and it’s basically amazing. I did come across this fantastically written review of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ film which I found really interesting. I wasn’t planning on seeing the film, but I was definitely curious about it. My curiosity has now been quashed – an abusive relationship is never sexy or desirable, and I love the angle the article has taken.
My sister received ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn for Christmas and I’m next in line to read it.
Aside from my usual Call the Midwife (obviously), I watched ‘The Secret Lives of 4 Year Olds’ and thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn’t stop wondering which child was most like Winston, where he would fit into the social group and how he would respond to some of the scenarios. It’s a series, so I’ll be watching this with interest. Some kids are such bullies. My favourite lines from it were:
Child 1: “The wall could be my boyfriend”.
Child 2: “Yes – at my school, I kiss the walls”.
I also stumbled across Rita Ora’s ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ music video, and she looks amazing.
I love Kisstory and I also have a problem with getting incredibly addicted to songs. I can listen to songs over and over again and not get bored. This weeks anthems have been:
‘Problem’ by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
‘Flowers’ by Sweet Female Attitude
‘All My Life’ by K-Ci & JoJo
I’m very into them, so I’m not sure if I will have moved on by this time next week (!)
This week I got my crafting mojo back and made a planet mobile for the boys’ room. I need to make some adjustments to it, but I’m really happy with it and I so enjoyed making it. I also went a bit crazy with stamping one afternoon – I just couldn’t stop picking up random objects. My sister in law and I had an epic baking session yesterday. We made brownies, vanilla fudge, red velvet cookies, shortbread and pastry hearts…mostly for other people, don’t worry!
I seem to have worn my gym gear and my massage ‘uniform’ lots this week, but other than that I’ve been wearing my new Levi’s jeans lots and lots (that means every day). They are seriously comfortable. Graphic tees have made an appearance, as have my silver brogues and lots of layers.
I had a bit of a revelation this week – I’ve realised that I’m not shy any more and have started noting down my feelings about it. I’ve caught myself striking up conversations here, there and everywhere, then it just hit me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I feel liberated – it’s the end of an era and the start of a new one.
We are fans of Springwatch in our house, and Jared has bought his hedgehog house (with camera) and bird box (with camera) ready for the start of Spring. I know it’s geeky, but I’m rather excited to see what goings on we have over Spring.
How has your week been? I hope you’ve had a good one.
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