String of pearls day

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
? L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

This is one of my favourite Anne quotes (there are many!) and a idea I completely subscribe to.  Our best days are full of little joys.  Yesterday was that sort of day.

A productive start meant everything of the ‘school work’ description was done by quarter past 10 so we had a day to fill.  The need for it to be a ‘recover from cold day’ meant there was no temptation to go far.  So we discussed our options which we narrowed down to

  1. a Winnie the Pooh themed baking session.  I’d discovered in the early hours of the morning it was Winnie the Pooh day and where as a walk and Pooh sticks would have been nice the cold hangover ruled it out.
  2. Computer focussed animation/coding sort of day
  3. Curl up in bed with book supply.

All had a lot going for them so we decided to just work down the list.  We had to go to the shop for ingredients so had a walk and a chat about lots of things, some important, most trivial quite surreal mind wandering drivel.  Seems our period of slight seclusion is over and Sam is keen to get back out socialising more so need to up my game there again.

A pleasant late morning/afternoon followed pottering in the kitchen, watching more Richard Hammond (run out of Blast Lab so back on Wild Weather), working on some of the animation course and making a stopframe motion video, (I got sent to clean the kitchen, know my place 😉  ), Scratch, computer play, family tea and an episode of People Like Us (some of it perhaps not entirely appropriate for Sam but hey ho), everyone else retired to bed about 7.30ish with books and I had a peaceful hour working before managing very early night with a book myself.

Dorset honey cake, honey flapjacks and Winnie, Piglet and Eeyore biscuits.
Dorset honey cake, honey flapjacks and Winnie, Piglet and Eeyore biscuits.

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BTW if any one is looking for a Chinese New Year craft can I recommend our toilet roll monkey, he might be my favourite thing we’ve made for quite a while 🙂  Love Chinese New Year!

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