Making Memories

Making Memories

So many happy memories this week! It's been hectic, don't get me wrong, but that's often the way I like it, as long as my diary is full of positive things rather than simply lots of deadlines. Last weekend was spent with family: Friday night out for a meal celebrating my new job; Saturday night at the village hall to see a live blues band; and Sunday in the garden planting onions, digging veg beds and indulging in my mum's homemade scones. We also took Bella for a walk with a new toy, and I can't resist including this new photo of her looking oh so very grown up.

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A beautiful bunch of pink roses have also been cheering up my kitchen table all week (a gift from my mother-in-law-to-be!) which are lovely not only to look at, but also will be a welcome addition to my dried petal confetti for the wedding once they have outstayed their welcome in the enamel jug. Sticking with a floral theme, the deep purple hellebore is out in our garden at the moment and looked absolutely glorious over the weekend in the sunshine.

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Things only got busier after the weekend, and on Wednesday we picked up our new (well, new to us) car! We have to be a two car family because of our jobs, and unfortunately Mr CC had been using my old car for far too long - so much so that we decided it was time for a more efficient investment. He has also promised me that mine will receive a full spring clean this weekend to make up for the fact that his is now new and shiny (although I won't hold my breath...).

Thursday (I can't believe we're still in the same week!) was a long day at work followed by a wonderful meal at a local Italian restaurant to celebrate a close friend's birthday. The food was good, the company even better, and it was such a cheerful way to end a busy week. Next week I will be working for a couple of days but then I will be off over Easter, and I am so much looking forward to a bit of time and space to myself, much as I have loved the last few sociable days.

What memories have you made this week?

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Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.