What a lovely mix of life-enhancing moments – the perfect antidote to a week full of hard work, minor illness, and demanding responsibilities.
A walk to a high place with a view, a bench, a flask and a (home baked) cinnamon snail.
Next day lunch out at a favourite place, then a walk in the warm (!!) sunshine around Bristol docks. So many other people there too, out like us enjoying the water, the light, the wonderful colours.
Then home to this*.
And the icing on the cake? Out on the allotment, nestling under their protective fleece, my autumn-sown peas are at last showing themselves. Mice: 0, Me: 1. At last! after years of trying (and failing).
Now I just have to defeat the slugs and snails. La lutta continua!
* The book is Jane Brocket‘s lovely book The Gentle Art of Domesticity. The book that first introduced me to blogs (and thus blogging). The ripple blanket, growing. Tea. A wood fire. Bliss!