On Monday I was returning home from the school run, and realised that our street was almost void of all traffic or parked cars, which basically never happens. It makes you think just how it must have looked like centuries ago (minus antennae and asphalt). Most of the houses in our street are 200-300 years old.
Our garden is starting to awaken a little bit, and I can see snowdrops poking their spiky green tops everywhere. I also spotted a few primroses and even a couple of crocuses.
The river Windrush has been put on a flood alert last week. A few days ago it even spilled out of its banks in the flood fields. On Wednesday it was raining almost non-stop. I snapped the river on the run home from school. These are raindrops on the camera.
The next day it felt very much like spring in the air, fresh and clean.
Friday is Eddie's favourite day of the week, as it's the beginning of a weekend, and also he has his best friend over after school, and the guys talk Minecraft and other important business. They asked me to buy a Cheese feast pizza for them, to which I added some ham, and they demolished it quickly. For dessert, they had a mango sorbet (Eddie's favourite ice cream).
After a quick grocery shopping and a visit to Gregg's for Eddie's weekly treat of a sausage roll, we came home, and I baked a chocolate polenta cake. The smell of chocolate was drawing people in the kitchen like a magnet, Sasha couldn't wait until the cake was ready. He kept poking into the kitchen, and I kept telling him to wait a bit. He was the first one to get a big slice of cake, when the cake was still warm.