My lovely sister whisked the kids away to Tynemouth on Saturday, so the last couple of days have been a child-free, sunshine-filled, treat-laden Festival of Goodness!
Saturday was spent wandering among secondhand book and record shops, charity shops, having coffees and drinks, followed by a meal at the delightful Thyme cafe.
I spent a few minutes berating myself for forgetting my camera. I had planned an anatomy-of-a-weekend-type post and kept seeing brilliant photo opportunities wherever we went. But that's no way to live, is it? So I abandoned my irritation, and just enjoyed the experience - yeah, an undocumented day, who knew they existed in a blogger's world?
That said, I did take my camera with me yesterday for a stroll around Sheffield city centre.
The sun had brought everyone out to play, it was very busy and lively.
The fountains in the Peace Gardens are a magnet for kids.
I love the Winter Gardens - I love the shape of the structure, the light, the water features, the plants, and the Bradwells banana and toffee ripple ice cream.
An artistic nod to Sheffield's industrial heritage as a centre for the cutlery trade, through the production of Sheffield plate and stainless steel.
On a beautiful sunny day, it's easy to love this city.
When I first came here, there was nowhere to sit outside and enjoy a drink and some food; now, plenty of people are very happy to grab the chance to do so. We never know when the weather will allow it again!
1970s maxi dress - Ebay
Cardigan, necklace, bangles and sunglasses - charity shopped
1970s denim wedges - Second to None.
Gotta have GPP (Gratuitous Pussy Pics)...
... and GGP (Gratuitous Garden Pics)!
One of my favourite dresses.
Our favourite Thai restaurant.
My favourite starter.
Forgot to take any other photos - too busy eating!
There are charity shop finds to show you, but they will have to wait.
A lazy day is in order before we head up to the North East to have a laugh with my sis and her man, collect the kids, and return home on Wednesday.
Hope you had a great weekend too!