I so enjoy being away, but it is very lovely to be home again. I love (like really love) my house and I start dreaming about my own bed the day before I return home from anywhere.
Jared asked me what I was going to do as soon as I got home and I said: “Get my new bowls out, look at them and open my post”. I love opening post. An hour later, I was doing just that. Whilst I literally stared at my various new bowls (22 to be precise), ripped open all my post and fantasised about what flowers I would buy at the supermarket later that night, Jared was in the kitchen singing along loudly to some of his favourite music. I love hearing him sing and I felt completely overwhelmed with contentment.
On holiday I finished the book I started a few weeks ago, ‘The Clan of the Cave Bear’. It’s the first time I’ve read anything on Neanderthals, so my eyes were opened to a whole new world – where they lived, what they ate, how they hunted, their culture, rituals and behaviour. Nothing short of fascinating. I really loved it and will be reading the next one in the series.
I returned home to Red and The Green Parent subscriptions on my doorstep – needless to say I’ve been reading those too!
I watched quite a few films on our journey – 12 Years A Slave, Selma, Still Alice and The Great Gatsby. All were really fantastic and ones that I’ve really wanted to see.
I’ve also watched ridiculous amounts of people taking pictures of our children – we were warned about it, but it was far more prevalent than we could have ever imagined. At first it was fine but by the end Win ignored everyone and Ru just hated it. On the occasion below I had literally just bent down to get something out of my bag. I couldn’t believe what I saw when I looked up and often I would find random people holding Rufus. They were all very lovely and kind, but it did get tiring. The Chinese people love children, that’s for sure.
Lots and lots of songs on the radio. There are so many pop songs that I love at the moment. Particularly loving ‘Hold My Hand’ by Jess Glynne this week. The definition of feel good music.
I made some soya scented candles the other day but I haven’t managed to photograph them yet. Making them was very therapeutic and they smell divine – apple and pear, then apple and cherry. They were so easy to make.
Lots of skirts and sandals…followed my jumpers and thermal socks. I bought a jumper from Selfish Mother – I’ve seen them cropping up on Instagram and it’s such a fantastic cause.
I’ve written one post about our trip to China so far – I’m finding writing up the rest a little daunting but I so want to document it all so I can look back on it.
Have a really wonderful weekend!
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