Browsing the local magazine, I read that February is not a month most of us look forward to. Actually, that's not true in my case. I do like February, it's short, as a child I was looking forward to it, as it's the month of my birthday, and now I love it for the first spring flowers and other signs of spring.
We enjoy looking at the window displays at the local Waterstones, they are always fun. We did buy the promoted book as well, on a different visit. Just need to finish the book we're reading now.
You might remember I posted a photo of a hyacinth bulb in a glass jar over two weeks ago, well, now you can see the flower beginning to bloom. It is such an intense beautiful colour.
When I was a child, a father of one of my class mates visited England, and brought back home a catalogue of those Royal Doulton figurines. To me they seemed the essence of beauty and elegance. I was thinking that when I grow up, I would travel to the UK and buy these porcelain ladies.
40+ years later, I live here but don't have a single porcelain lady from Royal Doulton in my collection, and have no plans of getting any. I saw this figurine in the charity shop window, and it brought back memories of my childhood dreams.
A pretty pink sky early in the morning... I was making a cup of tea in the kitchen, while everyone was still in beds, and the air around the garden looked pink, then I opened the door in the garden, and saw this glorious sky.
That day I finished reading Pretty Guilty Women by Gina LaManna. Four women admit they have committed the same murder and insist they acted alone. The comparison with Big Little Lies is inevitable. I enjoyed it, though wasn't very keen on the ending (not going to give any spoilers). I won this book on Twitter.
On Thursday Sash had his respite overnight stay, and we went to the Harry Potter event at Waterstones after school. It was a Harry Potter night, and many book shops and libraries around the country had organised different events. Our Waterstones' crew always comes up with fun ideas.
This time they had a clue search, and fancy cupcakes in colours of the Hogwarts houses.
This splendid cake was on display only, alas.
My husband came back home from Brussels, he was giving a talk at the European Parliament the day before. We had a pizza, and watched the last episode of Creeped Out on Netflix (Eddie's choice, obviously).
This week Eddie had a maths test for three days in a row, and he was stressing about it. On Friday I baked a quick orange and coconut cream cake, to celebrate the end of the tests.
For the last couple of days I have been watching The Bonfire of destiny on Netflix, a historical series set in Paris. The first episode, when the fire happened at the Bazaar, was harrowing, those poor souls.
I will keep watching it next week, when my guys are at school.
As happens every Saturday, when my husband is not travelling, we accompany Sasha and his Dad to the café and help with the food order. I'm sorry, guys, it's yet another Coke bottle shot, with the Byeeee message. I promise I'll stop, or it will turn into another "Greggs sausage roll" photo shoot from the year before, when we had a photo from Greggs most weeks.