As we’re growing in confidence, we’re venturing further with the twins. Last weekend we even hopped on a train to take us to a neighbouring town, driven by promises of fish & chips by the beach. We’ve been granted some lovely days of sunshine and warmth, and the Australian in the house vibrates with excitement. The BBQ is out, and so are we, hurrah!
Early in the morning we get streaks of sunshine through the garden at the back of the house. The green foliage lights up and vibrates with life. It’s not a big garden, and there’s a lot we’d like to do with it, but we are leaving it like it is this year, and we’re grateful to have it. It may just be the most wonderful part of the year.
How lucky am I to receive a gift from beautiful Fae in Portland, Oregon? My dearest friend whom I don’t get to see enough. A bounty of treasures arrived on the doorstep. Book, scarf, wallet, music, notebooks and prayer cards.
Prayer cards! What a beautiful thing to make and give. We have a feeling that these prayers will follow Molly & Christopher throughout their lives.. So thoughtful. So beautiful! Thank you Fae and Deaven – they are now the centrepiece of the house!
Mama is visiting again. How utterly wonderful. Pure enjoyment. It’s been fantastic getting some help with the twins. We haven’t slept this soundly since before I got pregnant. And today, Michael and I are going out to dinner alone, for the first time since the birth. An early birthday dinner. I’m so ordering the steak.
I’m surprised to be so inspired by a box of veg. Every week, a new box arrives with different seasonal vegetables, and we end up making things we usually would not think of making. Like yesterday, I made a bake with cauliflower, chorizo, chickpeas and mushrooms. And lunch was simple and delicious, only consisting of leeks, mushrooms and chickpeas. It was almost like a risotto. Spring, food inspiration and growing twin monkeys that sleep well at night. My goodness. What’s next?
We get everything delivered now. Without a car + twins, it’s just easier. No, wait. It’s absolutely necessary. A box of organic vegetables comes once a week from a local farm. Purple sprouting broccoli is now in season and I’m thinking anchovies. And lemon. Oh, and and garlic.. (Hey, I posted without saying I’m sleep deprived! That must be because I’m not. Things are better! Touch wood. No, seriously. Do it.)
So tired. So very very tired.