Late mornings and lazy days, picnics and parks, sunshine and blue skies, with no particular place to go, no deadlines, no schedule.
I could get used to this.
The kids and I went to Endcliffe Park last week.
You're never too old for an enthusiastic game of Pooh Sticks.
We watched a pair of rats pottering about on the edge of the playground; no one else spotted them, but I imagine the park is something of a rat paradise. Plenty of woodland and undergrowth for cover, water, and kids dropping sandwiches and ice creams all over the place, fine pickings for these resourceful little critters.
(Em, on the fruit/rodent scale, I'd say they were the size of very large bananas.)
The 1971 children's book Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, one of my all-time favourites, has engendered a love and admiration for rats in our family.
This does not extend as far as Chief Rat Catcher Charlie.
Her Majesty remains unamused, probably because she has been made to hang around with the working folk.
Claudia and I went into town together on Saturday.
Don't ask - I have no idea why I was pulling that face, but it's fairly typical of what I look like In Real Life.
It's a wonder anyone is prepared to be seen out with me really...
This little patch of meadow is in the centre of Sheffield; just lovely.
We admired the vintage dresses in Mooch, and perused the charity shops.
Claudia has had a massive growth spurt recently (as you can see from the photo above, she's only half a head shorter than me now) and I am having to replace most of her clothes. On this occasion, we only found a skirt for school, and most of the things I held up to show her triggered a WTF? face. It's slow progress.
I found this skirt for me - I was drawn to the 1970s styling. It's Whistles, and cost me £3.99.
A quick browse of their website reveals full price skirts retail at well over £100. That makes me feel smug!
1950s Marie Moore brocade jacket - Second to None, Walsall
Floral palazzos, camisole, belt, necklace, bangles and sunglasses - charity shopped
Carpet bag - gift
Micromosaic brooch - vintage charity sale
Sandals - retail (sale)
Shirt, shorts and Converse - charity shopped (the Converse were from the £1.49 charity shop - Best Bargain Ever!)
Vest - hand-me-down
Haircut - by me
I'll be taking my floaty floral trousers along to Sacramento's Share-in-Style link-up.
I'm hoping to crack on with a bit of sewing this week, and enjoy some more of this.
Hope your weekend involved blue skies and whatever make you happy!