It’s been a lovely half term. The weather has been bright (mostly) but cold.
February half term is always a nice time to hunker down and enjoy the comforts of home. We’ve had a good mixture of home comforts and happy outings this week.
We’ve enjoyed our lazy mornings in our dressing gowns and the luxury of taking our time over our breakfasts rather than racing against the clock.
We tend to have avocado and toast at least twice a week. We all seem to enjoy it and it’s quick to do on a school day.
I like to cover mine in coriander and add a few chilli flakes. Little lady prefers plain.
We’ve had a lot of scrambled eggs at lunch time. It’s nice to be able to get together around the table at lunch which we don’t get to do on school days.
I’ve been enjoying fresh basil with my eggs this week. Yum.
We picked these roses up out of the bargain bin! They’ve been so nice to look at but I had to trim them pretty short as they were rather droopy.
We even had a few spare to dot about the house.
Little B had her friends over on Wednesday afternoon. What a great time they had. Two beautiful sisters with sunshine in their hearts and endless giggles and sunbeams to play with. They spent such a long time playing outside as kids do, exploring the pond (and falling in!) whilst I got to catch up with their smiley and lovely mummy.
After drying out from the pond slime, all enjoyed tucking into this homemade chocolate cake made by a very kind customer of Ms. What a week he has had… he’s been treated like a king at this lovely lady’s house. I couldn’t believe it when he came home with a whole chocolate cake made specially for little B!
We got lots of jobs done this week, things we’ve been meaning to do for ages but haven’t got around to.
At Christmas, we went to Lincoln Christmas market with our friends from the area. We picked up these beautiful star lamps but forgot all about putting them up!
This one now lives in bs room…
And this one is shining down in our hallway.
We had a special delivery today… a huuuuuuge pack of pipe cleaners. A clever friend of mine had made some gorgeous little flowers out of pipe cleaners with her little girl and we really had to have a go ourselves.
Aren’t they sweet! Little daffs and muscaries.
Little miss enjoyed making these and when M walked in mid way through, he even joined in!
If you fancy having a go, I found a really great tutorial for them Here
Making these little beauties was just what the doctor ordered after a bracingly cold walk around a “fairy trail” at Rufford Abbey this afternoon.
My little lady was far more interested in the different shaped and sized sticks she came across rather than the fairy trail.
But we were both really, Really taken with the most beautiful wishing tree at the end of the trail.
Every child had been given a ribbon to tie to the tree and make a wish at the end of the trail. It reminded me of the Buddhist prayer flags that flutter in the breeze and I suppose a very similar sentiment.
Little B eagerly fixed on her wish to the tree amongst all the other hopes and dreams of happy, optimistic children. How absolutely beautiful to think each one of those hundreds and hundreds of ribbons is so significant to the visiting bright and shiny souls that lovingly placed them there.
I was so touched by the wishing tree that I have decided we will bring this beautiful sentiment to our very own big tree who watches over us protectively.
I have a real thing for trees and the energies within them. I’ll share a very remarkable and magical story about a very special tree energy another time. Today, this tree seemed to be dancing into the wind, proudly waving all the wishes of the purist souls and reverently celebrating the attention it was receiving. We thought it such a very special moment to be part of. ❤️