...happiness my youngest's face during her birthday party, the wonderful homemade presents she received from her friends, my parents coming to stay, swimming in our village outdoor pool for the first time this season.
...sadness at feeling helpless to know what to do for a dear friend who is having a really hard time of it right now.
...creating a knitted vest, a dress, a hood on a cardigan, a birthday 'fairy' cake, five bracelets, a beautiful painting
...reading How Eskimos Keep their Babies Warm by Mei-Ling Hopgood, and these picture books*, which you can read a short review of here, 156. Esme's Eggs by Neil Griffiths, 157. Superworm by Julia Donaldson, 158. Hog in the Fog by Julia Copus, 159. Horse by Malachy Doyle, 160. Pip and Posy, The Scary Monster by Axel Scheffler, 161. A Royal Fairytale by Ink Robin
...learning about the letter F, the Hittites and their empire, ants, transplanting, weeds
...thinking about a weekend camp I am running for twenty Explorer Scouts in a couple of weeks time
...hoping that we have warm enough weather this summer to swim in our village pool often
...looking forward to a visit to Hadrian's Wall again this week
*as part of the 300 Picture Book Challenge