Sunday, 27 February 2011

Scenes From Sunday

Rain has poured down incessantly this weekend. Hammering stair rods in fact. There is nothing for it but to revel in a lazy, relaxing day at home today. I've done rather a lot of that this week, although none of it was very relaxing. My nasty virus seems to be on the way out though now thank goodness, even if a week on the sofa and in bed has given me then chance to get all the way through the Foyle's War and Band of Brothers box sets.
But I did a little more sloping around in my pyjamas this morning, just for good measure.
And spent an age in the bathroom eeking out the last of my favourite toiletries, a Christmas gift from my parents.
We all seem to be in the same mood for gentle pursuits today, catching up on reading, checking on the seedlings, a bit of bird watching and some plain old lozicking.
And then my favourite part of the day, spent in the kitchen in the company of The Archers, the shipping forecast and cricket from India. I find peeling veg in a fuggy, cosy kitchen on a wet Sunday morning so very comforting.
And now maybe we'll venture out in the rain, walk off our lunch and see how high the river has crept up overnight. The train trips that rumble down our valley have begun again for the new season and the air outside the kitchen door smells of soot and steam. Too enticing to miss.
Thank you and hello to all the new visitors to my blog who have left such lovely comments (especially about my splurge dress -thank you, I'm blushing so much!)
I've had a couple of questions about the camera I use; it's just a simple Canon A580 Powershot I got a couple of years ago. The flash is rubbish but as I rarely use it that's not a big deal for me. The macro is good and it really is very simple to use. Hope that's helpful. Sxxx

44 comments:

Laura said...

I eagerly await your posts... and never disappointed. Mmmm I can practically taste that Sunday roast! I'm elbow deep in paint this weekend, so no Sunday roast for us... after seeing your pictures I think I'll go start some seeds... I want to grow sweet peas, as they remind me of my mum. Thanks for sharing your day with us. Lx

Please may I? said...

Sorry to hear you've not ben to well. Hope you will be back to 100% soon.

No peeling for Sunday lunch today as it's inlaws turn to cook. I'm so pleased as we are recovering after two days of walking!

Glad I have seen your seeds as I hav loads to plant! Note to self must plant next week. This year seems to have wizzed by already.

Enjoy the rest of your day. X x x

lorilu said...

thank you for your lovely post...you have such a way with words and your posts bring cheer all the way to the northern plains of the u.s
have a wonderful sunday :)

Diane said...

Hubby and I love Band of Brothers. We went to Normandy for our holidays last year because of it. xxx

Ali said...

Lovely post but slightly worried I havent got my sweet peas planted yet oops hope I'm not too late xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely post
Julie xxxxx

madebymum said...

I know the smell you are talking about, I can't resist it either enjoy your walk. Love the embroidered table cloth and daffs.

Rebecca said...

I always look forwards to your posts, your pictures are so cheerful :) Sounds like you are having a lovely time, fingers crossed this rain will end soon! x

Rose Fern said...

It seems you've been having a wonderful, cosy Sunday. Aren't these the best? Soon the weather will be warm and we'll miss these cold Sundays when we enjoy staying in!
Wonderful posting, as well as photos!

Louise said...

I have been out walking in the wind and rain both days this weekend and really enjoyed it, but your day sounds lovely and relaxing and I'm feeling a little bit envious that I didn't just stay cost indoors, bird watching and lozicking!

jamjar said...

good to hear that you are the mend, your quiet Sunday peeling veg to the shipping forecast sounds bliss and the table all set for for Sunday roast looks lovely.

Nic said...

I love lazy Sundays - it's the best thing :)

Garden Girl said...

ahh, snoozy snuggly Sundays, can't beat 'em! we had a bit of a late start today ourselves. I love lolling about in pj's and drinking mugs of coffee. I must plant some seeds soon! sadly lacking inspiration in the gardening department at the moment.
Off to Cornwall next weekend-I will send your love to Port Isaac x

Pretty at Heart said...

Am loving the picture with the embroidered tablecloth, daffs,enamel jug and crochet blanket!! Just perfect!
Shame you have had grotty weather - today was lovely for us - really sunny!
-x-

Sarah Jones said...

I like what you said about the shipping forecast.
I used to listen to this as a child and go round the house repeating it. And the Archers, really enjoy this.
Have dropped by your blog before,thought it about time I left a comment. Hope you Ć’eel better soon.

VintageVicki said...

Seems we've been lucky today - its been warm & sunny here - expect we'll pay tomorrow though.

Sounds like you've had a lovely relaxing family day.

LandGirl1980 said...

Rain sucks - but your post today is positivly full of sunshine! Happy Sunday! :)

Vintage Tea Time said...

Sounds like the best of days (bearing in mind the weather) :). I love lisatening to the shipping forecast too!!; it's very soothing somehow....fisher, dogger....

Madelief said...

I hope you will feel better soon! Your embroidered tablecloth looks really pretty!!

Enjoy your new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief

The Cookie Jar said...

It's nice to have a lazy day. Mid-term finishes today so back to normal tomorrow. A mountain of ironing to look forward to. Glad you are on the mend.

Christals Creations said...

Shipping forecast brings back memories of early morning getting up with Dad to go to work when I was little. And the Archers Mum telling me to be quiet when my incessant chatter drove her crazy at lunch time. Now I never dare ring home at 7 or I get a hurried yes can it wait it's The Archers. I do love my parents. (Followed by Question Time got to time it just right!)
I must remember to plant our bulbs and seeds before it's too late. We were lucky and had sun today.
Spring has Sprung! xxx

bibbitybob said...

That looks like the best kind of Sunday! x

Hazel said...

Lovely pictures. It is like looking into a magazine! x

bellaboo said...

Oh,I LOVE that shower cap,where did you find it? I want one!
Love all your beautiful photos..I would so love to have a peek in your home,you have so many gorgeous things.Hope you have a lovely week...and some sunshine!! :0)

Carol said...

Hope you are soon well again.
Love your enamel jug.
Beautiful photos, looks like you had a perfect Sunday.
Carol xx

charl said...

you have such a lovely view from your home.. i think i would sit there for hours just looking!!
hope your feeling better..i find lazing in pjs always helps!

caravanartist said...

Sweet peas are looking good! We actually had SUNSHINE today - a rare commodity lately so we made the most of it.

The Fairy Glade said...

Sometimes the lazy weekends are the best, a time to recharge, take stock and plan for what's to come. Raining here too...again! Dev x

Leisa said...

What a lovely Sunday you had. Hope you enjoyed your lovely rainy day. Beautiful pics as always - just love your blog!

melanie said...

Sounds like a perfect Sunday :) xx

green-glamour said...

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Tabiboo said...

Such a beautiful post Steph - I wish it was Sunday again.

Have a wonderful week and hope that nasty lurgy finally gets the old heave ho.

take care,

Nina xxx

Ruth said...

I love the Shipping Forecast too - it makes me feel safe and warm at home when I listen to Storm Force 9s in the Shetlands! I too love Sundays in the kitchen listening to the radio and cooking.

Anudja said...

I love your cozy slippers and polka dot pyjamas! I hope you feel better soon.

Vicki said...

I just love your blog. The tablecloth is beautiful. Maybe sometime you might offer some more point and shoot tips? Is your house naturally full of good light?

CJ said...

Your embroidery is SO BEAUTIFUL! I love it!

harmony and rosie said...

Lazy days are essential, particularly when the weather is so dire and you're feeling under par. Glad you're on the mend now though.

Kate x

Lucy said...

Mmm, sloping around in pyjamas...always a good plan!

Very evocative post, radio 4 and potato peeling...something very comforting there, maybe because it has been across generations for so long, and if it worked for them it must work for us.

I like your crates of books on the window ledge.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Popping over from Laura's :) How did I not find you before?! Adding you as a new fav
XOL

Bee happy said...

I've just popped over from Laura's blog and I love your blog too! I adore your dresser, it looks great.

PS. can I come round for dinner, it looks a treat :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Bobo Bun said...

Sorry you've been porrly, it looks a very cosy place to be ill in though. Thanks for sharing your comforting Sunday with us. I love Sundays like that, tucked away from the world. What a beautiful cat that kitten has become.

X

gillyflower said...

That type of leisurely sunday is so theraputic and relaxing isnt it?Especially when its cold,wet and miserable outside.
Just love your new Brora dress! The fabric is lovely and it looks lovely on you - what a good deal!!!

Gill

Mia said...

Hi! I really love your blog and this entry. So much so that I have just posted one myself, strongly influenced by yours (of course linking to your delightful one). Hope you do not mind :-)

Do enjoy your weekend!

a mermaids purse said...

beautiful, relaxing weekend with all your homely charms around you- seems like a perfect way to spend time ;0)x thanks for sharing steph x