Since I missed Friday, here are six things that have brought me joy this week.
This has been a difficult week, and I can’t remember the last time I was this relieved to have made it to the weekend so I’ve been savouring these little pinpricks of happiness!
1. The beautiful snowy weather.
I love the cold. I don’t love being cold so much, but I love cold weather. Bundling up in layers of lovely wool warms my heart as well as my body. Plus, UK winters these days are fairly mild so I don’t often get the chance to wear all of the woolen things that I love to knit so much. When the temperatures do dip (like right now with the so-called “Beast from the East!”) I like to take full advantage!
2. Icicles at my window.
I’ve become rather attached to watching these icicles grow. I’ll be sad to see them go!
3. Watching the birds flock to the feeders.
We like to feed the birds all year round, but it’s even more important in this cold weather when their natural food sources are covered in snow and harder to find. High energy foods like suet balls, nuts and fruit are perfect!
4. The latest issue of Laine dropping through my door…
… And snatching a few moments from the day to flick through and admire the beautiful patterns and articles.
5. The scent of orange blossom.
I have a poor, neglected dwarf Calamondin tree growing in my study, and although I’ve not been taking very good care of it, over the past few weeks it’s started to bloom. There is something so intoxicating about the heady sweet, floral scent of orange blossom – I close my eyes and I’m immediately transported to sunnier climes.
6. Another bit of post, this parcel of happiness arrived this week.