Hello to you!
I have wrapped the presents and made the brownies in lieu of cake for Sam's 17th birthday tomorrow. I shan't wake him. I've been instructed not to. Instead we will go out on our planned day trip, and on our return will begin the festivities. There are to be no banners or balloons. No reminiscing on times long gone. We are going into town and having fish and chips for tea, and ice creams for pudding. Possibly we will venture into the arcade for some scheduled fun. Teens are funny creatures.
This week I have been out and about a lot. I've been snap snapping away with my new bells and whistles phone. At this exact moment I am trying to download something or other onto my computer that will allow me to upload my photos for you to see. Thank goodness I took a few on my camera.
Some happy things from my week. Linking up with Gillian.
Wooded Nightshade. Spotted while walking the North Cliffs. There is an abundance of wild flowers around at the moment, and I have found some beauties. Field Scabious, Kidney Vetch, Moon Daisies to name but a few. Many of them are small, and you have to get down on the ground to appreciate them. They are exquisitely beautiful. Every one of them.
Apart from the little buggers that have laid waste to my Gooseberry bushes, Olly and I are enjoying the different types of caterpillar that we are finding. Look at his (blurry) face. I'm still chuckling.
He wasn't in any real danger, honestly. There have been lots of views and vistas this week. Stuff to stop you dead in your tracks. There's something about climbing a hill, or walking up to a cliff edge and just taking it all in. The scenery, the colours, the space.
My final happy is that my Mum is down for the weekend. We spent a lovely day yesterday trawling charity and vintage shops in Hayle. I bought some books for Pops, three butter knives (the ones with the white handles), a rather fabulous plate and some plants. We had coffee. We had lunch. She did all of my ironing. I love it when Mum is here.
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