So the weather is pants and the summer holiday plans aren’t quite what we had hoped for, but there are still (damp) sparkles everywhere. This is one of my favourite weeks of the year and despite the weather its a week when I really have felt thankful for the little joys in my life. They are all about experiences and being with people (except my stationery purchase but hey it was stationery. ) Gail Honeyman’s book had me thinking and reflecting on relationships and kindness and the book was a timely reminder that it is the simple little things in life which really matter.
This week ……
1. Its been my birthday.
2. Its been my wedding anniversary! (there is a connection, with Mr S being given an ultimatum to marry me by my 30th birthday as he needed that little nudge)
3. I watched fireworks on Saturday night
4. I did two early runs in the glorious morning sunshine at the weekend, it rained heavily later so I was chuffed with my early alarm calls.
5. I met with family friends for a coffee on Sunday morning and got to talk weddings and all things sparkly and have a sneak preview of the dress.
6. It was carnival and the weather stayed dry. After the parade, the children met up with lots of friends in the showground and the adults got to chat in relative peace!
7. The children and I went to my parents for a few days whilst Mr S was working away. We all got very spoilt.
8. I went to the Morph exhibition in the Mall at Bristol. It was nostalgic fun and I got to make a Morph and play with all the interactive exhibits triggering warm, fuzzy memories of childhood.
9. Along with my dad, I took the children on their first visit to Cardiff, one of my favourite cities. It was sunny (the only dry day this week) and I got to ride the big Ferris wheel, which made me ridiculously happy.
10. I bought new stationery. As a teacher new school year = new school stationery.
11. I was given a fabulous new book for my birthday and I’ve already finished it. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is a brilliant book and one of my best reads this year.
These are just a reminder that even when the rain pours down during your summer holiday there are still times to be enjoyed and memories to be made.