I often take photographs of things we do, objects around the house, little details of our day-to-day life. I like the fact that they're not really connected or themed in any way.
Sometimes I feel the urge to write posts about specific subjects and occasionally they'll be quite serious or meaningful. Others just detail somewhere we've been. But I do enjoy putting these 'random' posts together. They're like a scrapbook page illustrating our week. So...
Feathers in a jar. I always try and find feathers when we go out walking (finding unusual ones in a non-straggly condition is a rarity). And in the background, the £2 enamel coffee pot from last week's car boot sale.
Apples. Bramleys for cooking, Cox's for me (these ones are particularly sweet and crunchy) and Granny Smiths for Jay. Joe won't eat apples. He prefers pears. For now.
The lemon-scented geranium my mum gave me seems very happy on the kitchen windowsill. It's a bright spot and I'm assuming the flowers are an indication that this plant likes to sunbathe.
Joe and I go out walking most days and have been dressing for the weather (sharp showers punctuated by spells of dazzling sunshine). Today we hid in the woods to escape the rain and I ended up with a big bunch of wild garlic leaves; Joe wanted a 'wower' and he sat happily twirling it about between thumb and forefinger.
Rainy days call for indoor activities. This week: painting paper plates and making animals with Play Doh.
Joe is so lucky to have beautiful knitted jumpers, hats and cardigans coming his way on a regular basis. This cotton hoodie is possibly my favourite so far. His auntie brought it over on Saturday night. He looks so sweet in it. She's a prolific knitter and makes him lovely things.
Dark chocolate Tunnock's Teacakes. I've never tried them before. They're rather nice with a mid-afternoon cup of Earl Grey.
I've revisited quite a few childhood foods since Joe reached toddlerhood. I'd forgotten how good they are: Dairylea triangles, Heinz Cream of Tomato soup, malted milk biscuits. You can't be sophisticated all the time, can you?
So that's my miscellany. Where else would you find feathers, coffee pots, apples, jumpers, geraniums, finger paints, wild garlic flowers and Tunnock's Teacakes all in one place?
I hope your little details are making you smile :)