Things I love Thursday 24/4/2014

This past week has been pretty darn awesome.  I’ve got a lot to be grateful for and loads of things to bring a smile to my face.  I’m very lucky indeed.

This week I love:

– Forgoing the Easter chocolate headache.  My family came to a consensus that we wouldn’t buy Easter Eggs this year.  As a result, I managed to go the entire long weekend without a chocolate-overdose.

– Checking out the nude exhibit at our local art gallery.

– Breaking out my boots, scarves and cardigans as the chilly weather rolls in.

– Watching Game of Thrones with Dad.  His reactions are priceless.  I wish that I’d had the foresight to film his response to Season 4 episode 2.  It was epic.

– Catching up with friends that I haven’t seen in ages for a bowl of soup and lots of laughter.

-Finally putting some plants in my vegetable garden.  I have worked so hard to get my garden beds ready for planting, and last week I was actually able to put some seedlings in.  I have planted peas, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach and rosemary, and all of the plants are doing really well. My peas are starting to grow new shoots, the broccoli plants are standing up really straight and the spinach have a couple of new leave starting to poke out.  I can’t wait until I’m able to start enjoying my harvest.

– Knitting. I’m trying some more adventurous knitting patterns and so far I’m pleased with the results. I’ve always found knitting a lot more difficult than crochet, but I feel as though I’m slowly improving.

– The Dead Poets Society.  What an awesome film.

– The Easter vigil mass.  It’s always such a beautiful experience.  On Saturday night, we waited outside the church with a bonfire burning.  The church was in darkness to symbolise the tomb that Jesus was laid in.  The priest blessed the fire and we were each given a candle to light from the fire.  We sat in the darkened church for an hour, hearing readings and singing hymns.  Finally, when the priest read of The Resurrection, the lights all came on, to symbolise the light of Christ and the rebirth of the world.  I just found it such a moving and special night, it really brings home the meaning of the Easter period to me.

– Cuddling with Ringo while I’m reading on the couch.

What do you love this week?

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