A bit late for a Friday, but here's what's been rocking my world over the past week....
Meeee! I fixed the washing machine. Ok, maybe there was a massive flood in the process but I unblocked the blockage and it works again.
Suprise gifts. I am taking part in the Facebook 2013 Craft Pay-it-Forward thing and yesterday my lovely friend Rachel came over with this beautiful bag for me. Rachel is brilliant at everything she makes, I love it :) Later in the day my mum arrived with these hyacinths. This is lovely because I usually do some of the water jar type ones with the children during autumn half term but that was quite a difficult holiday week and I just didn't get it together.
Respite care for our boys, it's giving us a much needed rest and some time to do ordinary things. Last weekend was mainly resting!
Birds. I did the RSPB Big garden Birdwatch. We don't get many birds here. We have 3 cats, next door have 2 and there are more further along our terrace. I do however get regular pigeons in the trees behind our garden. What I learned from the Big Garden Birdwatch and getting my binoculars out was that some of them are not pigeons, some are collared doves. I also learnt that not a lot bothers them but sirens make them become alert and go from 'puffed up' to, well, 'not puffed up'!
While the Birdwatch was predictably minimal, I got a big suprise later on in the day when I looked out of the window whilst loading the dishwasher to see the staring murmuration, a beautiful sight :)
Ducks. Our local park has been shut due to flooding again. It reopened this week but there is still a lot of water everywhere. I saw ducks swimming around a tree in a bit of floodwater - sweet!
A fantastic full moon, Jupiter and Orion in the night sky.
Jasmine. I love jasmine essential oil, particularly in the bath and ordered some this week as I was getting low. The day my parcel arrived, my new jasmine plant flowered and my kitchen now smells divine.
Artful Readers Club. I'm so glad I joined in with this. This week I have read nearly 40 blog posts and received some lovely comments on mine. It's great fun. And if I hadn't joined in with that, I wouldn't have found Virginia's blog to join in with this which I also really like doing!
Linking up with Virginia at