It has been a lovely week, as I look back. After a Friday night spent baking (much as tonight is being spent) it was out to meet up with good friends and their baby boy for a coffee. It was a lovely way to spend the morning, and we passed several happy hours chatting over drinks, settled in comfy chairs and enjoying the bliss that is cuddles with a baby.
From there we headed to a family party on my step-dad's side. Lots of relatives who we haven't seen for ages, catching up, beautiful food, sitting in the garden in glorious sunshine. It was fabulous to spend time with them all and made for a brilliant day all in all.
Sunday was spent in the loveliest of ways, a spa day with my mum. There were facials, dressing gowns, slippers, back massages, hair masks and a delicious lunch in the middle. It was great to spend a day together, with endless conversation and coming away feeling pampered and relaxed.
After a late afternoon cleaning, in a spa-induced daze, I must admit, a good friend got in touch to announce that she was home for the night and inviting us to a pub quiz. I can't claim to have heard many of the questions, or to have had much contribution to our second place result, as there was far too much to talk about. We have been friends since school and have one of those relationships where, despite the distance now, whenever we do meet up it is like we've never been away. It was a wonderfully unexpected surprise to see her and a great way to round off the weekend.
This week has been the first full week in the new job. I have really noticed the difference starting somewhere where I already know people. A few people I've worked with before have started here at the same time, and it has been great to be reunited with them. Having people you already know to eat lunch with and navigate a new workplace with has made the transition much easier.
Our evenings this week have included visits from grandad, my parents, and a friend. I popped into a few neighbours with last week's cake leftovers too. It has made me very happy, feeling so closely surrounded by lots of friends and family.
I hope you have all had a happy week too.