Monday, April 04, 2011


It's a chilly Spring day here in London. The forsythia is looking lovely, as is the mahonia. The hydrangea is coming out again. At the weekend it was lovely to see wild primroses blooming at the edge of the roads in Kent. It's so nice that Spring is finally here, I am sure that this has been the longest Winter ever.

The Young Philosopher is home from university. He didn't like being so far from home, missed everyone, and his dog, and one of his courses was not what he thought it would be. He has come home, and is going to take a year out and look for a job, and possibly apply to a London university for September 2012. It's lovely to have him home.

I came across the Simple Woman's daybook a few days ago, and I am borrowing the format for this post.

Outside my window the sun is trying to shine. It's chilly here in the house, in that weird Spring way when it's colder indoors than out.

I am thinking I have a lot to do today.

I am thankful for my home. My family. Friends who send me little cards and pressies in the mail.

From the kitchen so far, just coffee. Salad for lunch I think, with olives and sundried tomatoes.

I am wearing posh purple pyjamas and no socks. My feet are cold.

I am creating a wedding. Normal life will resume in May.

I am going to Hobbycraft to buy card for a wedding project.

I am reading Thrifty Ways for Modern Days, by Martin Lewis. I have read it before, just reminding myself of a few things. It's in my handbag, for dipping into. Waiting to be read are A Week in December by Sebastian Faulkes and The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy.

I am hoping that inspiration will strike me regarding what to cook for tonight's dinner.

I am hearing pigeons outside, saying 'how aw-ful, oh how aw-ful', and music from the Young Philospher's bedroom.

Around the house lots of bags and boxes that came home with the YP from university. Laundry.

One of my favourite things relaxing with a DVD or a book. If I get enough done, I might fit that in later this afternoon.

A few plans for the rest of the week - another wedding dress fitting, a meeting with our venue, a trip with my Mum in the endless quest for wedding shoes that don't hurt. Catching up with TV that we have recorded. Several early nights.


  1. Your offspring and university tale brings back memories for me. My youngest 'lady about town' went to Uni, came home, got a job for a year, then took a year out travelling the world then, guess what... yep, went back to Uni. She stayed the course second time around and got a 1st!!

  2. Very pastoral post. If I had to do one from my office window it would be something along the lines of:

    Sat by the broken window. Outside, a carrier bag swirls in a mini-vortex with other rubbish by a rusting container. Every so often, the creeping dead traipse past on their way to and from the First Aid Training Room...

    I could go on but I'm losing the will to live.

    Happy Day. 8-/

  3. What a charming post! Hope the wedding plans are going to schedule.


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