Although we’ve had a few “entertaining” moments this week, involving a couple of trips to A&E, there’s been quite a lot of loveliness too…..
Darling Son won the prize for art at his GCSE Presentation Evening … and we collected his portfolio from his old school. I hadn’t seen his work all together until today – and we have now put it up in our dining room, it’s too good to leave gathering dust in the loft. Well, I would say that, wouldn’t I? Judge for yourselves.
And on Friday there was time to talk to friends, greatly valued.
Yesterday I wandered about in an autumnal National Trust garden, and generally spent time with family eating, drinking and making merry – conscious of good wishes from many friends near and far.
And today I visited an aircraft museum – not particularly an interest of mine, I don’t know one aircraft from another. But I do love the engineering, and derived much pleasure from being close up and personal with the hinges of a folding wing (I’m told it was a De Haviland Sea Vixen, for those who understand such things. Look at how the extra hinge is created as the wing is folded down into place – the hinge interlocks and the piston slides across to hold it in place. I think that’s clever. And beautiful.
So happiness appears to be family, friends, good food (and drink!), and creation – of nature and of clever folk. So much to be thankful for.