I returned from my r & r holiday last evening feeling another r & r, refreshed and ready to go. With unbelievable amounts of time spent sleeping, I also managed a couple sea swims, pool swims, spa time, late night chats, and a meeting or three over tea and/or food with girlfriends. Feeling completely rejuvenated I am!
Today was a happy busy first day back home for me– happy to be busy doing some of my favourite things that support our desires to be creatively self-sustaining.
Instead of devoting an entire post to individual projects I’m going to summarize the latest going-ons here with a few pics.
We went clamming today at noon as there was a super low tide. Johnny gathered razor clams while I got more mosaic treasure…can picture the mosaic in my mind’s eye now. Afterwards, we both foraged for mussels. We just finished a delicious dinner of our catch of the day sauteed with wild garlic leaves, mushrooms, and onions.
Before leaving on my trip, I had a sewing class for one of my daughters and two other young island girls to make Irish dancing skirts for a feis this coming weekend. Running short on time during the class, I finished pressing the pleats of one of the skirts today before delivering it back to the little seamstress. I’ll get a picture of the three wearing their entire outfits this weekend. I’m feeling very proud of the girls and am sure they’ll have much fun and success wearing them.
While I was away, Johnny surprised me by starting making our much needed larger window boxes as well as placing the tiles over the Stanley range heater in our dining room. The children helped with the tiling.
Five new baby goats have arrived in the last week. I posted the first few to be born on my fb page on Mother’s Day (in March here). These two are the newest set of twins who arrived a couple days ago. Such cutie-cutesters and as cuddly to us as we want to be with them…like all animals, goats have their own personalities and aren’t always that fond of people’s attention and affection.
And with that, I wish a happy weekend to one and all, Melissa Xx