Friends, tractors and gin.

What has made me happy - week 41.

This was the last week before the childminder returned from her skiing holiday. We had a nice day off together on Wednesday doing very little other than making Duplo houses and playing with the new toys that family had given the children when we were away. Thursday and Friday saw me alone with the kids. Luckily my friend invited me over to hers. She has two children the same age as mine and they all get on really well. They also have a small electronic tractor which the children can drive around on and the children loved that. Even driving around in the snow. At the weekend we went to stay at my Grandma's in Grassington. I love being there. My Grandma is fantastic and we have a brilliant mutual appreciation. I love spending time with her and I only wish we could help out more. Since having children we can't help in the garden or do as much as we previously did.

Here is what has made me happy this week:
  • Making houses out of Duplo. I am rather jealous of this man's abode.
  • We made our own Orchard Toys shopping game as we left the game at home.
Duplo houseHomemade shopping game
  • Gin and tonic in my Grandma's garden. The sun was shining and the stone steps were warm, even though there is still snow on the hills.
  • Making chocolate chip cookies. These tasted fantastic!
Gin and tonicChocolate chip cookies
  • The snow still lingers. It is kind of a little more like ice now but still looks very pretty. 
Grass in snowSnow on stone walls
  •  A wonderful walk with family on Sunday morning. The sun has been shining and it is so nice to get out and about without a sledge.
  • Lambs! These were in a field next to the childminder's house. They look so happy and jump so joyously. 
Stone BridgeLambs in spring
  •  My amaryllis has flowered. I ignored it all winter and thought it had died until a shoot sprung up a few weeks back. Today I saw that the flower has fully bloomed now and it is beautiful. 

It would be great if you want to join in with 'What has made me happy' too. Have a think about the little things which have made a difference to your life this week.

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