52 Weeks of Happy (49 and 50/52)
A fortnight’s worth of happy to bring me up to date.
∆ One of my autumn projects was to swap the tall bookcase on our landing with the smaller one in our spare room and my Dad helped me do it this weekend. It looks so much better. It opens up the space, makes room for a picture that’s lacked a wall since we moved in and raises a smile of satisfaction every time I walk up the stairs.
∆ Clashing colours in the form of a £4 Ikea cushion cover. Inexpensive, a graphic print and a bold colour. What’s not to love?
∆ The boys’ dance show made The Oxford Times this week. That’s Louis there, as Mike Teavee (left in the top right image). Very proud.
∆ The U7s football season has started in earnest. The first away match (against Bampton, the place they film some of Downton) was also the first outing for the team’s new kit, sponsored by our town’s Beer Festival. I rather like the fact that our six year olds are running around in kit paid for by the town’s ale drinkers.
∆ I briefed my ace web designer friend on Friday to build me a new website that combines both my photography and marketing consultancy work. My old site is a clunky out-of-the-box thing and inspired by Lottie’s beautiful new site, I’m busy gathering images from my portfolio (the fruit meringue is one) and designing a logo so he can get cracking on the build. Watch this space!
∆ Oh how I adore Instagram. I am quite addicted. Other apps come and go, but I spend ages on there.
∆ Homework. I have written before about what a trauma homework is with my eldest son (and shared the evidence on Instagram). His brother on the other hand has a brilliant attitude to homework - long may it last! *wipes brow in relief*
∆ After-school plans. As the nights draw in, the boys are playing inside more often and I’m delighted that only rarely are they putting the TV on, preferring to play with their toys or bash seven shades out of each other with cushion fights. This was a little stash of ‘work’ Xav had sorted out to finish after school.
Two weeks to go and we’ll have done a year on Jen’s project.
It’s been fab. I’ve not commented on nearly enough posts by other people and I’m sorry for that but I have visited lots of you and basked in that warm community spirit this project has created.
I really don’t want it to end!