(I'm pretty sure I found this on someone's blog this week and I just cannot remember where....I apologise if it was yours, I do like to link back where possible....)
Am in need of some pretty things today....some days just feel like that....
My children went to a Valentine's dance at their school tonight - the first hour was for the younger ones (my son) and the second hour for the older children (my daughter).
For my daughter this involved planning her clothes days in advance and going for tea at a friend's house beforehand in order to talk about dance steps....
....my son on the other hand, didn't even want to change his clothes (altho he did spend some time scrubbing his face 10 minutes before we left - and even "shaved") and spent the first 30 mins of the hour long dance, pogo-ing, running on the spot and singing really loudly to every song - no practice needed for him apparently.
They both had a brilliant time in their own way....just lovely.
I should add that in my daughter's class a couple of girls made it known that they would like to be escorted to the dance (they are 9-10 yr olds). Several boys applied for the job....applicants were judged on their spelling and the overall presentation of the letters they wrote asking said girls for the honour of being their date.
If only life - and relationships - were always that simple.
I saw "The Fighter" the other night and really enjoyed it, the acting was absolutely fantastic....I can really see why it is being nominated for everything at the moment....Christian Bale was brilliant in it.
Am planning to see "True Grit" and "Never Let Me Go" next week.
A friend has lent me the first season of "Mad Men", I must be the only person I know who hasn't watched it....hoping to start it tomorrow....
My week-end is going to be full of simple pleasures.....going to buy myself flowers, some good chocolate, have a large coffee somewhere local and hopefully head up to Highgate Woods or Hampstead Heath for some fresh air and some time to exhale....and maybe a lovely roast Sunday lunch in a cosy pub somewhere....
comfort food and a little nurturing of the soul, you can't go wrong can you....??