Well…….firstly a huge thank you for all the lovely lovely emails, texts and comments received about our post about exclamations – never fear they are well and truly here to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, this morning saw a leisurely potter around and a lovely latish breakfast before a trip to Sweden!
Said breakfast was lovely eggy bread (using some lovely cinnamon and raisin bread we had baked – a twist on the one Becksie learnt at the WI), yogurt, blackberry and apple compote and for fun and because they are Lizzie’s favourites a bit of banana! Now we were going to post a recipe but………………………………… we are late blogging tonight (our midnight deadline is fast approaching) so its just a quick post about the importance of doing extra ordinary things on seemingly ordinary days.
This morning just because we could we served breakfast on our ‘best’ plates – food seems to taste even better on these plates! When Becksie served the breakfast she decided to spend a few extra moments making it look artistic on the plate. Lizzie ate off the special china and her breakfast looked pretty – now we know at the moment she doesn’t know the difference but in years to come when she perhaps reads this blog as an archive of her formative years she will hopefully think ‘wow how lovely’!!
Our next decision was to all wear something new, just because we wanted to. Lizzie had a new top from Christmas (thank you Auntie Kath – she’s the one with the excellent talent for fruitcakes), Becksie had new pants (from her birthday) and Ian……… had new socks! Oh and………. we put our new clothes on without bathing or showering – this is in itself liberating dot com!
Then it was off to Sweden singing along to the radio as we went. On arrival at Sweden Lizzie got to ride in the trolley – an experience she doesn’t get now due to this no supermarket malarkey and we pottered around slowly trying out all the chairs, sofas and playing house. We got some new pencils and tape measures and………. a candle (why is it one always has to buy a candle in Sweden?), some fleece blankets to make more quillows and some little thingy ma bobs to make the plugs safe for our little crawler Lizzie. A lovely time was had by all! If you haven’t guessed by now Sweden is in fact Ikea!
Now we know Ikea is not very local shopping but we LOVE to go for the occasional little potter about but don’t worry we didn’t buy any food from the shop as……… after discussions we decided this would be a rule breaker!!!!!!!!!!! (come on admit it who’s been counting the exclamation marks?)
And….. the point of this post……. Not that you must wear something new every day or eat a fancy breakfast but………. when time and other resources allow do something slightly special (wow – we’re now using alliteration) to make ‘just another day’ one to remember!