Tuesday, 24 September 2013
52 Weeks Of Happy - 40/52
I'm sitting here feeling a tad tired, truth be told. Olly was up a lot of last night with one of those non specific rashes that children are prone to. He itched and scratched and fussed and cried. I administered and cuddled and dozed and took deep steadying breaths. Even after sixteen years of parenthood, I am just no good with broken sleep. It's something one never gets used to, don't you think? I crave a return to weekend lie ins, and waking up, you know, when I wake up. Not sitting bolt upright to the alarm or cries from Olly's bedroom. The joys of it all!
My simple happy things from this week. As always joining in with Jen.
An alcoholic happy (hic). If you happen to have Sloes near you, I insist you make Sloe Gin. So easy, and it will be ready for Christmas tippling. Follow this recipe. You too will be as happy as me throughout the festive season. Cheers!
Olly had his balance bike for his third birthday. It's a great thing. The idea is that he will find riding a regular bike easier to master, because he can already balance himself. You should see him go. I love watching him on it. He rides it to nursery and to Auntie Karen's. We have taken it camping with us and he has zoomed around camp sites on it.
At this time of year I annoy my husband by bringing in armfuls of hedgerow plants and displaying them around the house. These are Cow Parsley that have dried in the summer sun. I took this picture this morning as the Autumn sunshine was filtering through the blinds. I love the technicolour of summer, but the earthy colours of Autumn are welcome now.
Another Nature Hunt
With Olly. I can never get enough of these. I hold my time with him to my heart.
And that was the happy!