Good morning my loves and happy Wonderful Wednesday. It feels so lovely to be tip-tapping this out, from my sofa, an empty mug, still warm with the dregs of a hot chocolate balanced next to me and, of course, Katie Cat and Tina Cat either side. I’ve lit the candles, it’s grey and miserable outside, which to me creates the perfect atmosphere for writing about all the loveliness of the past week. Let’s get on with the wonderful.
As I’m enjoying the Easter hols at the moment, my beach walks are much much longer. I wander along in my own little world, picking up shells that catch my eye and breathing in all of the vitamin sea. My feet were completely soaked today as I bent down to rinse my shell treasures of sand. I took this as a nudge to take my soggy socks and trainers off and paddle in the sea. It was absolutely delightful although frightfully cold!
A Different Beach.
Yesterday I meandered in a different direction and ended up taking in the most beautiful light from a set on the rocks. As a child I used to think of this kind of light as light from heaven, even now that will cross my mind as the rays shine down.
Tapa a Tapa.
At the weekend we went to a tapa a tapa festival a few towns on. 40 establishments take part, and you pay €3 for a tapas and a drink. You rate the tapas out of 4 in a guide and when you have tried 5 or more you can enter your guide in for a raffle. The top rated bars and restaurants also receive a prize and it’s such a brilliant way to try new food and new lovely places.
I had ever so much fun on Monday naming Sunflowers! I popped a request for names beginning with ‘S’ on Instagram and so far we’ve named 131 sunflowers! They’re all doing really well and I’ve popped the Instagram handle of the person who named it on the back of each one, a little like adopting a sunflower in the sunshine!
The Many Colours Of Us by Rachel Burton.
Oh what a beautiful book, I’m nearing the end now and I really don’t want to finish this story but equally want to find out what happens! Rachel writes so beautifully and I find her romantic stories enchanting and just every kind of wonderful. You can download the kindle version here.
Apple Tree Blossom.
The apple tree in the garden is blossoming and the bees are buzzing all around it and goodness me, what a sight. Yesterday Albert Cat and I went for a little walk around the garden and sat for a while, me with a cup of tea, Alb happy to just sit by mysids, taking in the blossom. I don’t think i’ll ever get bored of blossom you know.
Early Morning Birdsong.
This morning I let Albert and Arthur out and the birds were singing calming, delicate, enchanting songs. I stood quietly and took it all in. Birdsong always reminds me of my Grandad who has kept birds for as long as I can remember. I used to sit and listen to their songs, and he’d take me up to the attic, to help him clean out his huge aviary. He’d chat about each bird, how they were doing, and tell me what he knew about their songs, feathers and their daily antics. Whenever I visit him I ask if we can go up to see the birds, I find them so fascinating.
That’s my wonderful for today my loves, I’m going to catch up with some of my favourite blogs and get researching for a presentation I’m giving. I hope you’re having a lovely week and that this list prompts you to think of the little things that have made you smile this week.
Sending lots of love and cat cuddles your way,