Monday, March 12, 2012

A Handmade Life 4

On Sundays we occasionally relax our lunchtime routine - we like to eat together as a family at weekends, but sometimes, if church has been too intense for our privacy-loving Son 1, or too staid for our activity-loving Son 2, everyone needs a bit of time to themselves before returning to the bosom of the family, as it were...On those occasions we set up the table with bread, cheese etc, give the boys a plastic plate each, and let them load up and go and eat wherever they want. This time, they didn't spread out very far...Son 1 bagged the Cath Kidston picnic rug, and started doing some homework while he munched.Son 2 got the shelter out of the shed, and set it up next to the black watch tartan blanket. He got out his Lego Creationary game and sorted the pieces before he ate.By this point there was some smoke in the air, affecting the photos and causing me to make a run for my dry washing - Serge next door had lit a bonfire, and the effects show in our photos!Ben's away in the UK, visiting his parents for the weekend before working with some British clients this week.So I sat at the table in the middle, listened to Spanish poem recitals, admired Lego creations, and sipped tea whilst reading Homes and Antiques. A very pleasant, if unconventional, lunch!

My Thrill of What You Already Have post is below - please do scroll down and have a look at what I've done with the beautiful colours of the railway poster.

7 comments:

marigold jam said...

Sounds ideal - everyone wins.

Autumn Mist said...

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday, time for everyone to recharge their batteries before the hustle and bustle of life takes over once more!

Betty said...

sort of multi-tasking leisure day! Looks like fun. My two would be bringing the power extention out to plug their laptops in - you would think there was nothing else in life to do!

Sherri B. said...

It is so nice to see you enjoying some sunny, warm weather, perfect picnic weather. xo

Josie Crafter @ homemade and happy said...

Hello Floss
Your own lunch sounds very much like the kind I used to enjoy pre-kiddies, when I was home alone during the day. There's nothing like a peaceful solo lunch :-)

VintageVicki said...

Slightly envious that you've had nice enough weather to eat outside in AND that it was warm enough for shorts - my 2 can't wait for that!

Kit said...

What a lovely idea! I am like your privacy loving son, if I have been out socializing, I have to find a quiet place and re-coup! Have a great time off! Kit