It rained quite a lot at the beginning of the week and for some reason I thought it would be a good idea to tackle parts of the house that are in need of some attention. Along with the usual tidying and reorganising, I sent a few bags to the charity shop, then listed items on ebay and Amazon. I love sorting and finding a home for everything.
Playgroup has finished for the summer, and although it’s only two mornings a week I do look forward to having every day free for a few weeks. Ridiculous, I know.
We finally managed a trip to Diggerland last Saturday for Win’s birthday – he loved it. Ru was too small to go on just about everything, which made him more than a little angry! Later in the week we went to Newby Hall, which was such a delight.
My Dad is asleep on the grass (very typical) and my Mum is waving at Win from the bridge.
I started a book I found whilst overhauling our book shelf called ‘A Second Skin’. A work colleague gave me it when I left work and I had totally forgotten about it. It’s all about how clothes are a form of communication whether we want them to be or not. They reflect our values, interests and identity. It sounds really shallow, but it’s so beautiful.
I was in two minds whether to admit this, but my absolute favourite film growing up was ‘A Cinderella Story’ and one night I had a huge urge to watch it. I loved it and Austin Ames (Chad Michael Murray) is as dreamy as I remembered. I haven’t watched it for a good few years.
Last night I attended an event at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – a talk by Rob Ryan, and now I kind of love him. He was so normal, down to earth, funny and likeable. No airs, no graces, just utter brilliance and passion about what he does. He was more hairy biker, than the whimsical artist that I imagined, and he loves that he gets to spend all day drawing.
He said that he’s naturally anxious person and a worrier, so his creations are a way of talking to himself and reminding himself how special the world is. He also said it is a privilege to have his artwork out in the world talking to people.
In between sorting out parts of the house I have been making and baking. It’s been therapy for watching parts of the house I’ve just organised, be reorganised by two small people (!) – I used to cry about things like this, but now it doesn’t bother me too much. My absolute favourite discovery this week has got to be black bean brownies – they actually taste like real brownies. Seriously gorgeous. I made a couple of lemon cakes to give to someone I know and a batch of granola to restock my jar.
I’ve starting working on a few bits for my partner as part of the Summertime Surprise Project, which I’m excited about. You don’t have to be a blogger to take part and it is so much fun. It’s closed now for summer, but there will be another one once autumn rolls around. It’s such a fun little project.
Brand new stripy jeans I bought from ebay – they were £13 and I adore them. Also my Lines & Current sunglasses which I am still very much in love with.
My 28th birthday is looming and I’ve been thinking about it more than I should be. Age is just a number, but I’m hurtling towards 30 far faster than I’m comfortable with.
Have a great weekend!
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