We've had a lovely weekend filled with lots of simple pleasures: food with family, country walks, Gardener's World, spotting the first lambs of the spring, line-dried sheets...
The sun has been out too. Yesterday we tidied the garden and revelled in the warmth, shedding our jackets and basking in the late afternoon rays.
Mondays are generally a bit blah but this weather makes them that much nicer. Once I'd got the morning errands out of the way (Post Office, doctor and such like) I came home, opened the windows wide and made a big batch of hummus.
Joe was with the grandparents for a few hours so I made the most of it and did a few chores: handwashing delicates, hanging out washing and so on. With the kitchen door open, the sun pouring in and the radio on household tasks are - dare I say it? - enjoyable. Although I doubt this sentiment could be applied to cleaning the oven. Not that I did clean it. Another day, maybe.
When he came back home, Joe played in the garden before his afternoon nap. He likes poking around with sticks, running up and down and trying to get into the (locked) shed.
There are signs of life all over the place and it all looks so much better for having had a good tidy up.
Apparently the lovely weather is set to last most of the week. It really does lift your mood. I drove home earlier along the road which winds through the fields, windows down, and breathed it all in...
Here's to the sunshine.
I hope you have a good week.