Sun beaming all day and a soft gentle breeze to accompany it, bliss.
***The smell of garlicky ransoms down by the river
***The return of the swooping, diving swallows and house martins
***May blossom and horse chestnut candles
***Butterflies on the wing
***The first well dressings of the season
***Drifts of bluebells through the beechwood
Little A and I spent all day outside playing in water, racing up and down the slide and then a quiet half hour in the churchyard of St Edward's, me with my new Susan Hill book (thank you for all the recommendations, I got this in a charity shop for £1!)
The boys bathed their dinosaurs together outside in the late afternoon sun and I've finally got around to mowing the lawn. So here I sit, slightly sunburnt (oops!), cherishing a dream of a day, the joy of nature and the simple things in life. (Fingers crossed, maybe getting to sit outside our local to watch the barges slip by as the sun goes down).