I love looking back over the past week and remembering the little things we’ve done and that have made me smile – all too easily forgotten in the crazy rush of day to day life. This week though there hasn’t been much making me smile as most of the week has passed by in a blur of chest infection, fever, body-wracking coughs and never-ending colds. It’s SUCH a long time since I’ve been ill enough to take two days in a row off work, in fact in 13 years I’m not even sure that’s happened before.
So Monday and Tuesday were the proper write-off days and they were spent either huddled in bed or on the sofa, much to Maddie’s delight. She’s been such an angel, sensing in that way that only animals can that things weren’t right.
Finally on Wednesday I managed to drag myself in to work and whether or not it was a sensible decision who really knows. Having something else to think about other than how rubbish I felt though was a good tonic and my colleagues always make me laugh more so than would ever happen if I spent the day by myself. Plus what’s not to love about beautiful blue skies, hot chocolate and new nail polish.
It’s still so cold but my hyacinth has burst into life in an unruly fashion, it was a gift from the lady who walks Maddie as a get well after my surgery last month and it’s been so exciting waiting to see what colour it would be.
And a little treat from Pete on Friday night. Yes, I love Moomins.
We spent the weekend checking out some local independent shops and indulging in retail therapy – I’ve got one eye on our next big house projects but picked up a candle and gorgeous statement bracelet from One Two Five and grabbed a “Brave” t-shirt from one of my favourite clothing labels Gray by Southwood Stores which I found stocked locally and at Home and Kids. Both shops are fairly new to Blackheath which is just down the road from us. I love discovering and supporting independent boutiques and there seem to be so many of them in SE London, it certainly beats chain store shopping where possible.
A little concession though – on Sunday we popped into Bromley to run some errands and I couldn’t resist this snugliest, softest hoodie in the Fat Face sale. Reduced to £30 and something I’m absolutely going to live in, permanently.
I hope you’ve had a lovely week x