Hope you had a nice weekend.
It has been a quite one here, which is exactly what I felt like. It had been a bit of one of "those" weeks so it was good to have a weekend with no set plans .... its so nice to not have an agenda. The weekend consisted of a bit of pottering around the house, weekend papers, a few dog walks, takeaway Thai and visiting friends and family .....
My husband went to visit his parents on Friday and on his way home today he stopped at the"Berry Sourdough Bakery" one of my favorite bakeries, remember this trip? He bought home all these goodies, custard tarts, rye bread, fruit loaf .... and fresh spinach, tomatoes and passion fruits from a roadside stall, all picked fresh this morning .... he knows the way to a girls heart !!!
I picked these beautiful pink camelias (one of my favorite flowers) from our tree, they look so great around the house and they always remind me of my Grandmother .....
Had a nice sleep-in and read the papers in bed this morning ....
got great cuddles from this little guy ......
also got a bit of winter sunshine .... so nice !!!
A lovely friend bought me this beautiful book (no occasion, she just thought I would like it) ... and I did. It has some great photographs but also some beautiful writing and thoughts about what makes a house a home.
I've only had time to flick through it but I really look forward to reading it properly.
I did buy some new towels for the bathroom (well overdue) I mostly go for white , but I thought I would do the opposite and go with black this time, I really like them.
I also visited my mum today, she was having a bit of a clear out ..... lucky for me, I scored this great cabinet, it doesn't have a home yet, but I'm sure I can find a nice spot for it.
It was a bit of a sad day on Friday, my best friends dog passed away. He was the most beautiful Golden Retriever, such a great dog. Whenever I visited he would sit on my lap (I think he thought he was a little dog) and he would always be snuggling up and smiling at you. I can't believe how upset we all are about it, pets are such a special part of the family, so dependable and so easily pleased, I know how much I adore my two, it's hard to imagine not having them.
My dad also had a major hip operation on Friday, he is fine, but it is going to be a while until he is up and around.
So really a reflective quite weekend was nice, I think myself lucky that my dad is OK, my own body is in good working order and my doggies are healthy, amongst other things of course, oh, and that my husband brings yummy food back from his travels !!!
Sometimes you can get so caught up in everyday life that you forget to be thankful for the smaller things.
Hope you have a great week.