Sunday, 5 July 2009

What's made me happy today

At supper this evening I asked everyone in turn what had been their best thing about the weekend:

Fred said
"When daddy painted the spider white"
WHAT?????

Daisy
"When I did something on the trampoline"
(the "something" being a flip which isn't allowed!)

Dorothy
"Cooking"
(she made Spaghetti bolognaise for supper tonight and a delicious lemon drizzle cake yesterday)

Mr Locket
"Bringing Lucy toast and tea in bed"
(what can I say, the man is a saint!)

Me?
A last minute dash up to the allotment this evening to pick strawberries before the heavens opened in a spectacular thunder storm.

(my very first sweetpeas!)


Coming home and making strawberry and redcurrant jam from the neglected fruit that I had picked last weekend.


Having fabulous neighbours who, when asked for "some empty jam jars pretty please", produced a proper box of Lakeland jam jars with checky lids and labels! (and all I'd been expecting was some old marmalade and coffee jars!)


Finding the time to quickly make some of Moogsmum's Banana and Chocolate Muffings in time for pudding.


And having a really beautiful daughter to model the muffings for me!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend too!

Lucy x

P.S. The gorgeous jam badge is from a lovely giveaway by Snapdragon's Garden.
(I'll be sending some photos pronto!)

23 comments:

jo said...

Could I have a muffin please?

What a good weekend you all seem to have had.

Jo xx

Gina said...

It sounds like a blissful weekend.

dottycookie said...

So, when is your article on 'How to have a perfect family weekend' coming out in Country Living? It sounds idyllic!

periwinkle said...

sounds perfect to me -- I'll have a muffin too please :-)

Rhiannon said...

What a lovely weekend :)
(Although just why did Mr Locket paint the spider white?)

xx

Jo in TAS said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend!

rachelmp said...

What a lovely weekend!

est said...

oh the strawberries look so sweet!! love it! :) n what a good neighbour! with lovely jars! :)

Lynette Anderson said...

Lucy your jam looks delicious and I want some to eat with scones and creammmmmmm, yummmm

sewkalico said...

Wonderful. And your jam looks yummy!

Thimbleanna said...

Dorothy is gorgeous -- made all the more beautiful by that pretty smile! Sounds like everyone had a great weekend (except the spider!)

wonderwoman said...

love your sweet peas and the jam looks scrummy!

x

Moogsmum said...

Ooh - lovely lovely jam!

Sounds like a lovely weekend - especially the spider painting :)

How about Mr Locket having tea and toast in bed?

xxx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Home-made jam! Sounds yummy! As do the muffins!!

JuliaB said...

Lovely Lucy! A perfect sounding weekend in my book too.. and your Sweet Peas are pretty wonderful too! x

Michaela said...

Strawberry and redcurrant jam? Sounds delicious, not tried that one before. Breakfast in bed? You lucky woman you. Daughters that cook? Even luckier! When can I come and visit?

Leanne said...

It all looks very yummy. I hate to admit it but I'm with your neighbours I'm a bit of a jar collector.

Helen said...

Gosh what a perfect weekend, and a perfect family, with perfect muffins, and perfect jam . . . . .PERFECT!
love Helen x

twiggypeasticks said...

Sounds great
Twiggy x

Jenny said...

Lots to be happy about in your family-bless Mr Saint Locket's cotton socks. I have just got my first sweetpea too but it is winter here-can't figure that one out!

ladydi said...

The best part sounds like a daughter who likes to cook! She can cook while you craft - or perhaps you can let Jodie borrow her for a while. :>}

the vicious chicken said...

Hello Lucy. Just passing through to say hi, and I hope you're doing OK.

xx

PS did you ever find out why (and how?) Mr Locket painted the spider white??

silverpebble said...

That sounds very very close to perfect Lucy. Gorgeous to read about it and see the evidence.

I was worried to read about your Mum-in-law on the Stash Basket. I do hope everything's OK xxx