The past few days, I've been full of a cold. So when Joe's gone down for his afternoon nap I've
run around cheering tried to take things easy. And for some reason, I've been online far less than usual. Ditto watching TV.
Instead, I've been reading a few old magazines and writing in my notebooks. It's been nice.
I also made a garland for the mirror over the mantel, now that all the festive stuff is well and truly packed away for another year. It's cut from pieces from the Simone de Beauvoir book.
Speaking of books, I'm still enjoying The Snow Child. I don't know about you, but I tend to have bedtime books and daytime reading (the kind you can dip in and out of whenever you get the chance). They're always non-fiction; sometimes supplements from the weekend papers, sometimes magazines... more often than not books on gardening, cooking or interiors.
This is a recent purchase from one of those discount bookshops. It's surprising just how many wild plants you can eat or which have medicinal uses. And the illustrations are quite lovely too.
Yesterday, I received a delightful parcel from Penny. I won her recent giveaway: a book (by Sarah Moore, winner of The Great Interior Design Challenge - I was hooked) and a few balls of yarn (British Bluefaced Leicester wool). I now have to learn to crochet...
She also put some cute little postcards in there for Joe. Sweet!
It really did make my day. This morning we even had some fleeting sunshine and went out for a brisk walk. Yesterday the weather was truly awful. The trees were bent sideways, the rain was lashing down and the local nature reserve is closed because it's not safe to walk under all those falling branches.
I feel for all those poor people who are flooded at the moment. Hopefully the water will subside soon. I'm counting my blessings.