Woohoo Long Weekend! Spring's rapidly turning into my favourite Season; buds, sunshine and plenty of holidays, what could be better?
This morning I had a lovely, very self-indulgent lie-in. Eldest child needed a lift, so her Dad kindly dragged himself out of bed to run her, while I just lay there like a right lazy mare, and it was heavenly. The sun wasn't shining, but it wasn't pouring and freezing either, so I just enjoyed looking out the window, listened to the birds fighting, and happily just emptied my brain between dozing. You know that state you get into when you're only lightly sleeping but you're dreaming as well? Two very strange dreams this morning, involving hillclimbing and getting lost. No idea!
My house is exam central just now. Youngest is sitting five Highers (A levels), and Eldest has three end of year Uni exams. All in May. On top of that I have my very first end of Module essay due in on the 12th. At least it's only one though; poor girls! So there's lots of stress, a fair bit of narky sister whingeing, and a poor bloke stuck in the middle. Happy Days!
Blummin' brilliant charity shop find today!
£3.99 of Elephant heaven. I'm so glad the old lady in front of me couldn't think of anywhere to put it and had to go away and think about it... Hahahaha, her loss!
Two of my favourite things that never fail to make my heart sing:
I treated myself to Aldi tulips (cos at £1.35 they're a very pretty bargain), and a much needed cuppa after a busy afternoon enjoying myself.
And speaking of enjoying myself, I am determined to finish this book:
A tale of people drowning and unimaginable tragedy, with the odd happy ending tied in... Honestly, such a good book, that I've been reading for far too long, so will definitely finish this week....
One other book that's been getting far too much of my attention in my opinion:
Actually I should be very grateful to Stella Cottrell, she's made me realise that it's good to draw really pretty mindmaps in the name of constructive studying...
And having taken the advice of my fellow bloggers that are taking the time to comment on this here teeny tiny Blog (wowser!), I am taking baby steps towards wearing more than just jeans out in public. Skirts here we come and I'm loving it.
From top to toe I'm dressed from Charity Shops here. Cardigan £1.50 from CASE. Skirt £1.50 from CASE. £1 necklace from Ayrshire Hospice and Boots £3 from CASE. Why buy new? The skirt is a Next Petite that would have cost at least £25 and the card is a Betty Jackson from Debenhams, at least £25 I reckon. It pays to root through the rails!
So now I'm gonna pour myself a glass of wine and watch Howls Moving Castle with my eldest, while my hubby snores away quite peacefully beside me at only 8.30pm. Poor bloke, must be all that exam stress...!
Be back soon!