Monday... I spotted this tree in a neighbour's garden. It's a pine and I love the way the new growth is bright green and contrasts so well with the older needles.
Tuesday... a young robin. Unfortunately he's not as clear as I'd like him to be as I only had my phone to take a picture with and not my camera, but he still had his fluffy baby feathers on his back and sat and watched the dog and me for a long time, cocking his head from side to side as he regarded us with his beady eyes.
Wednesday ... look what arrived in the post! I can't tell you how amazing it is to have a book in your hands with your own name on it! Small daughter designed the cover for me and I don't know which of us is more excited! It's now available on Amazon in paperback as well as Kindle and I'm well on the way with writing the next one.
Thursday ... it was Celebration Day at big daughter's school, an annual tradition for those in Year 11. All the students wear fancy dress (on the way to school, small daughter was delighted to see three bananas, a pirate, several cowboys and lots of other weird and wonderful characters) and big daughter chose to go as Pocahontas. We decided to make her costume, using pattern inspiration from this book and we're pretty pleased with how it turned out.
Friday ... this morning's dog walk was with a friend and her dogs. The sun shone, the dogs were well-behaved (apart from needing to wallow in every puddle and mud-hole they could find and then shake themselves all over us!) and we were delighted to see this family of swans. The sun was so bright that the adult swans seemed to glow!
Saturday ... I managed to find some time to finish off my Yarndale Mandala which I'll be posting off to Lucy of Attic24 on Monday. I didn't spot any of the bunting I made last year when I went to Yarndale so hopefully I'll be luckier in spotting this Mandala - although as the current count of them being sent to Lucy is in the hundreds already, I may not!
The rest of this week has passed by in something of a blur and my to-do list seems to be getting longer, not shorter, but it's nice to look back and see some calm moments - this has to be the joy of blogging as it makes you stop and take notice in the midst of the weekly rush!