Sunday: My parents visited for a couple of days so we went over to Dartmoor and had a somewhat precarious walk in Becky Falls. J decided he really did not want to be in the back carrier and cried alot which is very out of character. This is a rare moment when he was okay and looking up at the trees!
Monday: The sky was beautifully blue and as my folks haven’t yet made it to a beach since we moved here (due to the majority of their visits occuring in wet weather) we took advantage and nipped over to Exmouth. Unfortunately the wind was SO forceful and biting, we did not manage the leisurely stroll I had anticipated but despite this the beach was really busy with even a few brave souls out in the sea! See all those kites?
Tuesday: After eight months of trying to redecorate J’s room, we finally gave up and called in a professional deciding that without it this room would remain unsused for at least another 6 monhts. J sleeps in with us due to his overnight feeds, so his eventual bedroom is for now sans bed and a playroom!
Wednesday: I wrote only one post this week and it was about chitting potatoes! Here they are in situ and here they will stay until around Easter when they will be planted in the ground!
Thursday: Now Thursday evening I went to my first gig in probably over a year. I used to play many gigs and also go to many when I was younger. I was delighted to find out that the Robin Guthrie Trio and Mark Gardener were playing in Exeter, so luckily got a couple of guest list places thanks to the power of twitter. Mark I first met over twenty years ago when our bands were in their beginnings and we toured the Uk and USA together. And Robin I have loved his music (formerly in the Cocteau Twins) since I was 16. It was a really magical night and for the first time in five years or so I actually felt inspired to sing again, which is something I never thought would happen again after the events of the last few years.
Friday: J’s room complete and Him Outdoors had the never enviable task of putting together some Ikea furniture. This is the Expedit unit which is most likely in many a childs bedroom across the country. Absolutely love it. Needs tweaking. Part of J’s sensory needs is that he is supposed to be in ‘clutter free’ environments as much as possible otherwise he gets overloaded. Bit of a major task in our house to achieve this but his playroom is looking pretty sparse which is a good thing! And that is a 1970′s Tiny Tears in the top row. My folks have cleared their loft and brought down some of my old belongings!
Saturday: Hellebore. In beautiful bloom in a pot in the garden. My mother gave me this plant a few months ago, one of her divisions from her own garden. Beautiful.