My five positives today:
1. Ice creams at the beach. Despite the bitter wind we couldn’t resist homemade ice cream! Hard to choose a flavour (they had some different ones like Malteser and Fererro Rocher) but I went with white chocolate, which was delicious, Millie and Xander had mint choc chip and Webby had coffee. Next time I think I’m going to try Devon fudge or apple & blackberry crumble! What’s your favourite flavour?
2. New experiences. Part of the joy of having a young baby is the opportunity for so many new experiences! Today was Violet’s first time exploring sand! Millie was digging with her hands next to her and she thought it was hilarious! Must of been exhausting, this beach business, she zonked a few minutes after being put in her push chair!
3. Moving forward. Webby and I have been discussing the next step of our decluttering and how we still have a lot of stuff we can throw out. I’ve also been reading more of ‘You can buy happiness’, the author like my husband has done the 100 items challenge and I’m thinking of giving it a go! Or at least, like she says, writing down a list of my possessions may make me realise the things I could live without. I feel quite inspired to be ruthless about any further decluttering in order to be less distracted by stuff and gain more precious time to enjoy what really makes people happy – experiences and relationships.
4. Salad. And oven baked potatoes and corn on the cob both with just butter and salt. Simple, fresh, easy, healthy, tasty food!
5. Perfect day. As my husband said, today has been a perfect day! Sunshine, crochet, reading, walk to the local shops, games, naps, ice creams, fun on the beach, family time, good food, Easter eggs and love!
Five positives for today..
1. Waking up. Woke up to sun trying to shine through the blinds this morning! Bea
This is the view from our bedroom!
2. Run! Have had a week off running due to the weather and the pavements being deadlier than the road (in my head I wrote that to the Space song – Female of the Species!) Today I put my trainers on and off I went. Was a tough one today, a combination of not having run for a week, trying to pick up where I left off, hills and stitch are accountable for that! The two mile run turned out to be a two mile run then a two mile walk back, next time I’ll be making sure the tide is out! But it’s done and that feels good!
Not bad views running round here!
3. Daffodils and lambs! Signs spring is on it’s way and that we can hopefully turn our backs on the snow and gloom for a while! According to the Independant it’s been the coldest March for half a century! It’s all this global warming eh?
4. At the moment Violet will try and sometimes eat pretty much anything I put in front of her which is more than can be said for my eldest two! I try not to worry about that though, am sure their tastes will broaden as they get older. It’s a pleasure to see Violet munching away! She’s the only one of my children that will eat tomatoes, here she is demolishing some raspberries and getting it all over her face!
In the words of Sir Cliff, “Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!”
1. Our beautiful country. Drove through some stunning scenery on our way to Wales, the mountains still covered in snow. Been a while since we did a log car journey with Violet, she hasn’t been a massive fan of the car but she was much more settled today 🙂
2. Sunshine. The journey was made much more pleasant by the presence of the sun warming the car and lifting spirits! A good start to our break! I hope we see more of it during this week!
3. I can see the sea. We can see it from the cottage we’re staying in, stunning! It’s so peaceful.
4. Clapping! Violet has been clapping today, it’s not the first time she’s clapped but is the first time she’s done it and been able to make a sound!
5. Reading and crochet. Not picked up my kindle for a few weeks but today I did and read a few pages of You Can Buy Happiness (and it’s cheap). Interesting stuff and makes a lot of sense. In this chapter the author writes about the link between debt and depression. Also enjoyed a spot of crochet. If only my multi tasking skills were such that I could do both at the same time!
Here are my five positive things for today!
- Holidays! As I was walking back from school this morning I started to think about today’s five.. My first one is definitely school holidays! No school runs for two weeks! We’re off to Wales tomorrow for a probably freeze-your-exremeties-right-off-cold break but it will be a break none the less! Maybe I should crochet myself some of these *snigger* I could make a matching little something for my husband.. Google ‘crochet willy warmer’ – they exist, I kid you not! Wonder how many more hits I’ll get for mentioning nipples and willies?! Anyway, am looking forward to family times, reading and a spot of crochet.
- Organisation. After my organisation fail yesterday with the Easter bonnet, I’m trying to make up for it today! I’ve cooked bolognese, chilli con carne (thank you again Hairy Bikers!) AND chicken cacciatore (I added peppers and some herbs to this recipe) to take away with us so there will be less cooking while we are there! I’ve ironed (a bit, see number 5!), washed, packed and shopped. Oh and dusted. Go me!
- Cast iron pot brought back to life.. after I thought I’d killed it with truly burnt on food! I found a tip online that suggested putting some washing detergent (powder) in it with some boiling water and leaving it to soak for an hour or so then scraping away the food. To my delight it worked! Woo hoo!
- Raspberry wars! Violet been blowing a whole load of raspberries today, it’s so very cute. We had a raspberry blowing war, she’s almost as good as me 😉
- My Mum. My Ma & Pa popped in today and as I’d got the ironing board out Mum took over and did the ironing for me! Thanks Ma 🙂 She also brought round some delicious home made biscuits, I’ll have to see if I can get the recipe!