This bank holiday long weekend felt very much needed. It gave us time get some useful stuff done, but also to relax and have fun.
First priority was to enjoy our breakfasts. On Saturday we were treated to an amazing bread and cakes feast with a friend, and then on Sunday and Monday we spent a long time creating a delicious cooked breakfast for ourselves with our home grown cherry tomatoes and oregano.
Yesterday we spent about 3 hours re-stacking our woodshed – slowly and carefully, as Brian’s back is bad – to put dry wood to the back and wet wood on the outside for drying. It was very satisfying. Every few minutes we found something interesting in the woodpile, including spiders, moths and a ginger fungus!
Today it rained all day, and Brian’s son was with us again so we played indoor ping pong and a game with magnets (skimming them across the floor tiles with the aim of as many joining together in one lump as possible), and made and ate a lemon drizzle cake. As the rain came down outside, we knew we were in the best place, and incredibly grateful to have a safe, warm, dry home to live in together. This is how we try to always think, and it doesn’t leave any room for wanting ‘stuff’. We have everything we need.