Wonderful Wednesday Nine
Not to over egg it but these Wonderful Wednesdays have been my little life line these last few busy weeks. Whether written long and languidly on a Tuesday night or in a Wednesday morning pre-work frenzy accompanied by last night’s Happy Valley and a desperate attempt to make my hair look lest birds nesty, this process of hunting down and extracting lovely little moments from the week before has been good for my sanity. Even typing the words ‘Wonderful Wednesday’ forced a grin onto my sour little mush. I expect if we were in a room together, the sight of me smiling at my computer screen might be a bit creepy. Sort of ‘here kid, have a balloon’* creepy. However you’re not, so perhaps it’s endearing.
Shall we crack on with the things making this Wonderful Wednesday or shall I just keep being weird?
Today I was nearly pushed over in the park by the wind but the rest of this week has been filled with sunny intervals, perving at daffodils in abundance and coatless walks. That’s right, COATLESS. NB it wasn’t warm enough for coatless, I was duped by the sunshine. The point I’m laboriously getting to is that Spring is most definitely springing and it’s swell. It makes most things better. Fetch my Pimms at once.
Great Daffodil Heist
During one of my outdoor adventures this week I spied a cute little family with their arms full to bursting with pilfered daffodils from our local park. I considered calling the fuzz but they were so damn cute and springy and cheery that they stayed in my mind for the rest of the day. And almost tempted me to go out sans-spaniels and fill my own thieving arms with wild daffs from the middle of the roundabout. I’m classy.
It’s impossible to be unhappy in a house filled with sunshine yellow.
One of my oldest, favouritest friends visited this weekend, we had a very grown up catch up over quiche and tea. There’s something really great about spending time with someone who’s known you for over 20 years, talking about everything and nothing, just being.
Step Mama’s Day
Because my step-daughters are the absolute best and filled my day with cake delivered to the front door by my favourite cake deliverer, a million Ferrero Rochers, cups of tea galore and sweet and thoughtful messages lovingly penned into naff cards. And a hilarious post-it, you had to be there. Those girls are gorgeous and my all-time favourites. I’m incredibly lucky.
International Women’s Day
All the best days happened this week. It was exciting to see such a buzz and real excitement about IWD2016, the theme was gender parity which should be important to each and every single one of us. AND I had a ‘happy IWD’ message from step-child number one too, maybe harping on about gender equality all the time is starting to rub off.
I won’t be stopping any time soon.
George Martin Spotify Playlist
Adding to the sad list of geniuses the world has lost this year, George Martin passed away today. He produced some incredible songs, including my namesake – Michelle, obvs. I’ve had the playlist on all morning. As I type, it’s Live and Let Die – best Bond theme for the WORST Bond film? Discuss.
In addition to the Mother’s Day cake, my nanna brought round some of her sponge filled with fresh cream and juicy strawbs. YES!!
I didn’t mention spaniels this week so here’s me and Pete making some pretty intense love eyes at each other.
Hashtag VSCO Cam. I wanted to caption it with ‘people will say we’re in love’ before remembering that Hannibal says that to Clarice. Abort, abort.
Chelsea threatened involvement this week too, she already rocks my world whether it’s Wednesday or not, let her rock yours too. And she got a new job, give her love.
And that’s that. How’s your week? Bright and shiny? Let me know down below.
*IT Stephen King