So far March has been a busy month... lots of grey, blustery weather punctuated by bright spells and indoor colour.
Joe has been having a ball: his first attempt at painting yesterday at playgroup, new dinosaur friends, exploring outdoors... he adores books too (current obsession: pointing out birds whenever they appear in pictures). Not as popular are hot cross buns. I thought he'd love them toasted and buttered. He doesn't.
I managed the first chapter of Cranford last night (pictured above with my lovely Persephone Books bookmark). I can tell I'm going to enjoy it. The term 'Elegant economy' has already made it into my notebook. Wonderful stuff.
Daffodils continue to be the cut flower of choice. In fact they illustrate the concept of 'elegant economy' perfectly. I do prefer them in this state though, lime green and unopened.
We're eating cold-weather food still: soups, spicy dishes with chicken and pork, jacket potatoes. But salad's creeping back onto the menu too. This week it will be accompanying pizza, home made turkey burgers and chicken coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan.
Weekend plans include a family pub lunch tomorrow, a trip to the Craft Barn and (fingers crossed) a walk in the hills on Sunday.
I hope you enjoy yours whatever you have planned.