Hello fresh new week, clean diary pages, opportunities, plans, hopes.
Indi has gone off to camp, Jazzy has requested pancakes for dinner and Miss Pepper is always hungry. The puppies have been wormed, the farmer-boys are working on a new chick brooder and I am hoping like anything to keep on top of things and have a happy week.
Every week on a Monday afternoon I have this odd hour in between pick ups and drop offs. Most weeks I spend it with my artist friend Petrus, chatting, catching up, talking about inspiration and plans. I love this hour and look forward to it all week.
Last week Petrus made us coffee in the boot of his car. As we sat in my boot drinking the coffee he presented me with a ceramic pear he'd made. It is heavy and cold and real pear sized with a real pear stalk. I was and am still completely overwhelmed by this gift. At the moment its sitting next to our Petrus bowl on the shelf above the fireplace but I think it might have to move around the place so I remember to look at it and love it.
When Indi saw the pear she said it represented purity and passion to her. I kinda like that.
The second gift I recieved an embarrasingly long time ago from the ever so talented MonetPaisley. A pile of hand made, retro inspired bikinis for my girls.
I wish I could show you how cute they look on my girlies but I feel a bit uncomfortable, so you'll have to believe me.
But trust me, THEY ARE SUPER CUTE!!
They are hand made from the most gorgeous fabrics and they fit really well and did I tell you they look too cute! I love how different they look from the mass produced, garishly bright, lycra numbers everyone else at the pool wears.
I think there are so few really new and original ideas out there and we should really support awesome little businesses like MoneyPaisley.
I feel a bit sad that bikini weather is over here but they'll be coming on our caravan adventure that's for sure.
Money Paisley has an Etsy shop here and are also available at a few other selected outlets. Please go and check out Money Paisley the blog for more info.
So have you been lucky enough to receive any great gifts lately? Do tell.
Ok, that's me for now.
Have fun out there.