Sunday, 9 March 2014

Sunny Sunday

We rushed about yesterday getting chores done - nothing major, but the little things you leave for the weekend,  Matt had a hockey match in the afternoon, and it was actually warm, and pleasant watching.  Chatting with the other parents was more relaxed - we could hear each other, there was no wind howling across the astro, and we weren't huddled under umbrellas.  It made us look forward to the cricket season.

Today "the boys" have gone to play golf, (rugby was cancelled) so I have the day to myself.  As I say, chores were completed yesterday (including the grass being cut - thanks Matt) and I intend to spend the day relaxing, a bit of reading, photography, and plenty of crafting.

I finished my Nordic Shawl - I can see this getting lots of use when I watch cricket through the summer.  It will be perfect when the temperature drops in the early evenings.  (Ok - I may be being a little optimistic, but surely it can't be as cold as last year - huddled in coats and under blankets, pretending we were having fun watching our sons?)

This morning, I have taken some photos in the garden 

because you can't have too many photos of daffodils and flowers in the sun can you?

And now I'm sitting down with a cuppa and a slice of blueberry and lemon cake - I saw the recipe here and it is delicious.  Thank you Jen.

I intend to craft out here, listening to the birdsong, with the odd walk into the kitchen to make another cup of tea, and breathe in the lovely scent of the flowers my mum gave to me yesterday.

Doesn't a bit of sunshine and warmth make a difference to the weekend.

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Sara x


  1. Hi Sara
    Such a lovely post, and your shawl is absolutely beautiful, I love your choice of colours.
    Your garden is looking so beautifully full of Spring, the sun just makes everything better doesn't it ?
    Enjoy your quiet day,
    Kate x

  2. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful spring flowers. They have made me feel like I gave a lightness in my heart.

  3. What a beautiful garden you have, I've had my first cuppa in the garden today too....lovely shawl, that will come in handy on nippy evenings! :) x

  4. There is nothing nicer than a shawl for those cool evenings and that one is stunning I Love the edging, very pretty.

  5. The sun does make such a difference doesn't it. It was so balmy watching football this weekend. I hope you have a good week.

  6. Your shawl is so pretty, Sara. You did a wonderful job with it. I want to make one too, for next fall. I have a stash of Baby Cashmerino and I think I finally know what to do with it. Your flowers look lovely. I hope you had a nice day in the yard. :)

  7. Hi Sara. Congratulations on finishing your Nordic Shawl. The lime color really pops out beautifully! Well done. I will drag and drop picture directly here form your site for my potpourri. Thanks!
    My Rose Valley

  8. The sun makes a huge difference doesn't it, I love the happy vibe it brings.

  9. Your shawl really is beautiful Sara!! You did a great job and I am sure that you will enjoy wearing it. Your garden is looking very pretty, you have lots of flowers out and the daffs look particularly cheery! xx

  10. Oh, you are doing the shawl too! I keep seeing it on blogs and am so tempted to order the pattern. I love how each person has made the shawl their own with different colours and tones. Yours is stunning - I love that brown shade with the pastels. Gorgeous garden photos too, spring has definitely sprung where you are! x