Half term holidays are ones that I relish, the colours that delight: auburns, russets and mauves all a feast for the eyes. The bright blue skies that deceive as your nose gets cold.
We seldom go away for this break but stay at home, enjoying being together and doing things as a family. Ruby and I indulged in a spot of baking, even making seed cakes for the birds in our garden.
Mr Day had a moment to fix my flour bin that I purchased back in the summer, it is now taking pride of place in the living room reinvented as a coffee table.
As the weather has been rather pleasant a walk or outing is always on the cards, coats and scarves hung in anticipation on the coat rack in the hall.
We paid a visit to Durham city one afternoon, if you go to Durham you just have to have a walk around the Cathedral as it is most beautiful. Ruby decided to complete one of the fantastical creatures trails on the hunt for mystical beasts and gargoyles, of course I couldn’t help but try to find them too. I went on a hunt myself around the charity shops trying to find some pastry forks for Tea with Ruby but alas I came away empty handed.
I did manage to come away with some treasures of the vintage variety.
These are not all the gems that I found this week but you’ll have to read Part 2 to find out if I found the elusive pastry fork.