It’s one of those perfect mornings and I thought of you all. I didn’t have time to write a lot or to edit photos, I simply picked up my camera and snapped away. This is a simple Sunday morning in a country farmhouse in a quiet village in rural coastal France.
Last night the clocks went forward an hour, we are officially enjoying daylight saving time, another sure sign that summer is just around the corner. I had no plans to write a post today. I was away with the children at a sporting event all day yesterday, we returned home late and went straight out to dinner with friends. I planned to give myself a day off. But the problem was I couldn’t! I have awoken to the most gorgeous spring day. Birds are singing their little hearts out, the sun is warm enough that we can open all the doors and windows and I just have to share it.
There is no agenda, there are no staged photos, this is our morning, just as it is. Because I simply wanted to say ‘Good Morning’ and to wish you all a wonderful Sunday. Nothing more than that. Why? Because, I have come to think of all of you as friends, I never dreamt this little blog would become popular and now that it has I find I have so many new friendships around the world. I don’t know you all in person, I can’t send everyone an email, but I can say hello to each and every one of you, big hugs and thank you so so much for taking the time to read my ramblings, for all the comments, the support, the emails. Let’s all be happy today, be grateful for the simple things we have and today let’s smile xx
The lawn in front of the kitchen needs mowing again
the ferns are looking healthier than ever
and the wisteria buds are getting bigger by the day.
The children are outside in their pyjamas
sun streams in through the kitchen doors
the iris are so nearly in flower
and the honeysuckle is going crazy
as always, dogs snooze in the sun
and the hallway is holding up well, a few more coats and shoes as it’s the weekend, but the plan has worked, it’s a success!
everything is peaceful
the olive trees are supporting lots of new growth
and a bumble bee is hard at work in the abundant cherry blossom
the kerria is one of the first things to flower as always and I love the simple greens of the Euphorbia
tulips are flowering
and the girls are now dressed!
We’re going to have lunch outside of course, and then perhaps a long walk, again nothing planned, just a simple Sunday, the type I love best.