Tuesday, 31 March 2009

I'm loving today......................

.............the abundance of spring flowers everywhere at the moment.


.....................and being able to enjoy them even more with the doors flung open

....................which in turn means the children spend all their waking hours in our little garden entertaining themselves, which therefore means a tidier, if much colder, house and dirty handprints over every surface.

.................enjoying the peace and quiet of the post school drop off and washing the breakfast dishes. Particularly loving my red mixing jug, used every morning in the pancake ritual.
.............changing the bed and relishing the anticipation of climbing into freshly pressed, line dried sheets, particularly this delicious new polka dot purchase from good old Dunelm Mill.

..........which goes perfectly with the new lightweight summer eiderdown.
.............grabbing all those wrinkled tomatoes from the fridge and oven drying them on a low heat with thyme then bottling them with basil ready for the tomato tart later this week.

All in all a quiet but productive morning spent at home, a less quiet afternoon spent at school, but more of that later..................
ps. Forgot to say, thank you all for the fantastic comments about school, seems like I'm not the only one who has a bee in her bonnet about the starting age. I did enquire about starting Jack a year later but was told he would have to go in at Year 1 -does that make any sense?? Kit's actually a bit happier this week, we're looking forward to the Easter break so much.
Jack sends a big thank you for all your lovely comments about his circus, he's thrilled.
Good mummy has left the building, naggy old crone is back in town!!

29 comments:

MelMel said...

Hello!
I've missed two posts!
How????

Love the Spring pictures, was so lovely today, hope its nice tomorrow...:>)

Its fab when the weather is good.....children love to be outside!

xxxx

Kelly said...

love the pancake ritual - we used to have a weekend one in our house but have got out the habbit - think i'll have to bring it back.

bekimarie said...

Lovely piccies!
Isn't it lovely that the children can be outside. Even my little man who's only 1 has to be out there, which means Mummy has to aswell and then nothing gets done lol!
I don't think there's much that can beat getting into bed with clean crisp sheets and what a wonderful Mummy you are, making pancakes every morning. I will have to make sure Jess doesn't read this post or she'll be expecting the same 'hehe'.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs
Beki xxx

LittleGem said...

Your photos today are lovely, pretty little snapshots. I love tulips too, they are one of my favourite flowers. I am also loving those gorgeous pillowcases, are they thrifted? I bet they are, they are so so pretty x

Robin said...

oh my goodness, those tomatoes look so good!

skippinginthemeadow said...

Wow!!!
Gorgeous!!!!!
xx
Sumea

Jacoline (Lien) said...

I'm loving today....... all your great pictures and your hard work. Well done, looks pretty!

Emma Bradshaw said...

I'm glad things are settling down for you schol wise, it is a terrible worry when you hand over your little people for the best part of the day and worry about them!

Loving the red jug too - Cath Kidston?

Kristy said...

Polka dot bedding!! Off to Dunhelm now. x

Things Hand Made said...

Thats a good idea with the toamaotes. How long in the oven?

. said...

Lovely things.

Alfazema

Julie said...

it all looks lovely, the flowers, the bed linen and the tomatoes for dinner. Not sure about Good Mummy leaving the building, if I made my lot pancakes for breakfast ever, let alone every morning, I could do no wrong for the rest of the day!

Suzie Sews said...

oh yes I so relate to this post, yes the kitchen door is open and the kids are outside now whilst I make supper and the mess factor is a lot better.... PS Can I have more details on those there toms, that looks fab....always have left of toms in my fridge.....

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

i had that issue with school - they can start a year later but would go straight into the year group their age falls into so doesnt seem worth it really :-(
love the spotty sheet i saw them the other day (i dont really go into dunelm a LOT honest ;-) )
lovely pictures and i am a big fan of children outside to keep my recently tidied house tidy!!!
Lesley x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh i have that mixing bowl as well :-) good old tk maxx mine was from and saw they had orange and lime green last week so may "need" another one !
Lx

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Its great when us mums have a day we love, I feel lately I'm a cross mum and seem to be nagging the boys, looking forward to Easter hols so we can all chill out!!
Love your piccies, dunelm is such a fab shop, I spotted a vintage style eiderdown there last time I was in there!!
Claire xx

retrorose said...

I missed your posts too, just catching up tonight. I know what you mean about the school thing, but I think it just depends on the kids too. I have a 4 yr old who is an end of august b'day. She was devastated not to be going this year, yet my 6 yr old could have done with an extra year before he went. I loved all your photos.

jodie@cherrymenlove.com said...

Your pictures are so lovely. Spring is such a great time of year, there is so much colour everywhere... I love it. Can't wait to hear about your tomato tart, it sounds delicious. Yum!

Taryn said...

These pictures make me happy! Those cabbage rose dishes make me very very happy!
What a nice post!

Love,
Taryn

sharie said...

Lovely photos. Sorry I missed your last post and remember my sister having the same problem with her eldest who was born in summer and the youngest in his class.

rachel the krafty girl said...

hey i just discovered your blog!;)

great post ill have to pop by again in the future,
i see so many pretty things from the dunelm mill i should really go there!those sheets are stunning

have a nice weekend

rachel
x

Maria Amélia said...

Hello. Beautiful flowers. I know TAPIOCA. It's a flour used here in Brazil.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello
Have just discovered your lovely blog. Had a look at some of your previous posts too. You have a lovely house. Love the interior!
Have a lovely Easter!
Isabelle x

gingerwine said...

you have such lovely thingsxxx

sam xx

the little travelers said...

those tomatoes look sooo good!

Zuzu said...

I'm following your blog! It's very nice... Looking forward for new photos:)

Natalie said...

I love those floral bed linens. So pretty!

midge said...

OMGoodness, your blog is the most lovely place i have visited in a long while. I love your photos and garden and posts and all that Cath Kidson. Heaven. Thank you for having me over.

vintagepretties said...

Your morning sounds just lovely -- so peaceful...