If you've checked your calendars or diaries, you'll know that it's Friday, and Friday's are days where we Celebrate The Small Things that have happened over the past week.
This week has been quite busy for me.
On Tuesday I volunteered at a craft session for kids at Lowestoft Library. During the school holidays, the library puts on activities for kids, and this week, as it's (supposedly) spring, we were making things for the garden, such as bug houses and bird feeders. It was great to see how much the littlies were enjoying themselves. As well as the bug houses and bird feeders, there were spring-time colouring sheets, bird mobiles, and grass head pots. Twenty children came into the room fairly clean and presentable, and twenty children left the room (an hour later) covered in glue and feathers and soil and pen ink and a birdseed/lard mix. But they had fun so that's all that matters.
On Thursday I went to visit a friend who I hadn't seen since before Christmas. She lives about 30 minutes away, but it's difficult for us to find a time when we're both free to have a catch up. She moved into a new house last year, and it needed quite a bit of fixing up. Because of her job, it's taken her a while to get things sorted (and she's still far from finished). Last time I was there, her living room was very bare. When I went yesterday, the walls had been painted, pictures hung, and the best part - book shelves had been put up! For the past I-don't-know-how-many months, her books have been in boxes in her conservatory. So after a delicious lunch of lasagne, followed by tiramisu, we got to work putting the books on the shelves, where they should be.
All was going well until a giant spider crawled out of one box and sent me and my friend screaming out of the room! She bravely sucked it up with the vacuum cleaner, and all was well from then on.
In other celebratory news - The A-Z Challenge has gone well so far this week. I've had some positive feedback which always guarantees a smile. And I've just finished a bowl of delicious strawberry and white chocolate ice-cream. Yum.