I took extra care when setting the table for lunch today. I lit candles, neatly folded the serviettes and even decanted the horseradish sauce into a pretty bowl. We had roast beef and all the trimmings. Brussels sprouts too. I love Brussels sprouts. We all do. D and I even shared a bottle of red wine. It's back to normality and routine tomorrow. A nice family lunch draws a neat line under a lovely Christmas, I think.
Forgive the terrible light in my pictures, it's been such a grey day. I nipped out this morning to buy the ingredients for lunch and came back with a bunch of cheery tulips and some tete-a-tete bulbs. Since the decorations came down, I've been craving some spring colours.
Over Christmas, I made myself a pair of cosy ribbed wrist warmers in Debbie Bliss' cashmerino aran, in coral. I'm completely and utterly besotted with that colour at the moment. I was going to adorn them with small pink and/or yellow roses but, for now, I love them just as they are. I offer no apology for the shamelessly posed photograph of my mitted hands and the tulip. It delights and entertains me in equal measure!
Anyway, I've now cleared up after lunch, the dishwasher is humming and I've just hung the last of the PE kit on the radiator, ready for school tomorrow. I started to make a City Neckwarmer (pattern on Ravelry here) last night and had every intention of carrying on this afternoon but my eyelids are suddenly feeling terribly heavy ...