Friday, 12 May 2017

Happy Friday

It has been a busy week, full of this and that. Nothing dramatic,  just ordinary everyday happenings, but things which have made me very happy indeed.
The weather has been glorious here. Starting out cold and fresh, becoming sunny and warm as the days moved on, then culminating with the most beautiful evening sunsets.
It has been lovely being able to hang out the washing every day and has felt so good to breathe in the fabulous scent of fresh air on our clothes and bed linen. There is something so very satisfying to me about seeing a line of clothes drying in the warm breeze.
The dry weather has also enabled me to spend much of my time in the garden getting jobs done and prettying things but more about all that another time.
Of course, we have been out walking. Considering the weather has been very dry, the fields are looking lush and green.
Always time to stop for a snack.
The wild garlic with its heady aroma is now out in full flower here.

Importantly for me, I have been feeling more like myself again. A run on Wednesday morning put paid to any doubts I had about my fitness. I  am aware I am very much a work in progress and although it was still an effort  I managed my run with no issues. Onwards and upwards.
Yesterday was quite exciting in that our seed planting  paid off and provided us with some  baby spinach leaves to eat alongside last night's pizza. Yay! Delicious leafy greenery, fresh from our very own garden. Fresh spinach is something we love to eat so we will hopefully get plenty more over the summer months.
The weekend is almost upon us and we have a birthday to celebrate. So very much to be thankful for.
J. X

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  1. There's nothing quite like the smell of washing dried in the fresh air is there. Freshly picked food, yum and so good for you xx

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    1. I love the smell of fresh air on washing, especially on the bed linen. X|

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  2. The weather's been beautiful here too this week, though it's gone and spoilt itself today with a little rain. It does make a difference to one's wellbeing though when you can get outside in the sunshine, we've taken a few evening walks this week and it's been glorious. Glad you're feeling much better in yourself now, I'm sure the sunshine will have helped.

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    1. We have been very fortunate with the recent dry weather and it has helped me so much with getting outside every day, although the gardens and rivers are crying out for some water. X

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  3. I'm glad you are feeling very much better. This beautiful weather certainly lifts the spirits and drys the washing. Enjoy the birthday celebrations :)

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  4. You can't beat line dried washing.
    Well done on the spinach, we love the stuff as well, have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. The spinach is a treat. I had no idea it is so easy to grow. I had forgotten you had grown your own as well. X

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  5. So glad to feel you're in better health. Long may it continue, and with good nourishment from your plot hopefully it will. x

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    1. Thank you Jackie. I'm sure it will help. X

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  6. firstly happy birthday to that family member.

    Snacks are a must for a happy life!

    There is no better smell than line dried washing

    have a fab weekend!

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  7. Great news about the running. Fab pictures of the lovely outdoors too x

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    1. Thanks CT. I will get there. It will be fantastic when it no longer feels like such an effort. X

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  8. So pleased to read you are feeling in better health.
    Lovely to see that blue sky in your first two photographs.

    A lovely set of photographs and I just love spinach!

    Have a good weekend and happy birthday to whoever may be celebrating!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan. The sky has been beautifully blue this past week and can't help but make me feel brighter. X

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  9. I love that you appreciate the little things. Washing on the line has to be one of the happiest and most relaxing sights to see. Especially when there is so much pink!

    Glad you are feeling more like yourself. x

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    1. It's the little things that matter most isn't it Sadie.
      Yes, there is always a lot of pink on our washing line. I do try and get Lily to wear other colours but pink really does suit her so why not? I know you will appreciate that. :-)
      Thank you Sadie. X

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  10. Glad you are feeling better

    Julie xxxxxxx

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  11. So happy to hear that you are feeling better and was able to go for a run! Happy birthday to the celebrant! Love all the pink on the line!

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    1. Thank you Bless. I felt a lot better for the run. There is always pink on our washing line. X

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  12. LOL there is always time for a snack :)

    your washing is very colour co-ordinated :)

    the nice weather certainly does help lift your spirit :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by.
      Ha ha. With all the pink clothing in this house the washing is usually co-ordinated. X

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  13. Oh I do miss pretty colours on my washing line. Amy tends to live in black, in fact she looks as though she's constantly in mourning!

    You sound so positive and happy about being able to get out and about again. Very glad to read things are heading in the right direction healthwise.

    Lily looked beautiful on the gram blowing out her candles. Hope she had a lovely birthday.

    I've just bought myself a new book about using plants as herbal remedies etc. and the only things I can confidently identify are daisies and dandelions. Thinking I'd best not mix up a batch of anything until my skills improve in case I poison everybody!

    Have a lovely week. xx

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    1. Oh yes, I think they all go through a black phase. I remember mine. At least everything co-ordinates. Lily is definitely a pink girl (for now). Thank you for the birthday wishes, she had a lovely day.
      I can't begin to explain how much better I'm feeling now. Even since writing this post I have improved. I still feel very unfit but hopefully that can only get better.
      Your book looks lovely. Even looking at the beautiful cover would make me feel better. Best double check your flowers first before you try anything and I'll know who to call on for a remedy next time I'm ill. X

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  14. The pizza looks yummy! It's always nice to get out for a walk, it sounds like you have been enjoying the nicer weather :)

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    1. Thank you Tania. I do enjoy a good pizza. The weather has been glorious lately. Long may it last. X

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  15. hope you've had a good week. Happy weekend to you x

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    1. Thank you Sadie. It has been a pleasure to wake up to one of your lovely posts every morning. A happy weekend to you too. X

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  16. I'm totally with you on line-dried washing, I even like pegging it out and bringing it in. Well done on your home grown spinach. I bet it tastes amazing!

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    1. It smells fabulous doesn't it Gillian, especially the bed linen.
      The spinach is sooo good. We're having some almost every day. I do so enjoy collecting it from the garden instead of it coming from a plastic bag. X

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  17. Just having a catch up with everyone. I love these photos, washing on the line and wild garlic are two lovely things about this time of year.

    Great to hear you could get out for a run and that fitness levels were good!

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    1. Thank you. We've been very fortunate with the weather recently so getting the washing out and dried without the worry of a downpour is one of those little pleasures. X

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