I struggled for a word this week, it has gone by so quickly! It has been a nice week with some good days in work and some lovely evenings with family. I can't quite believe we are halfway through September though, the year seems to be flying by. There has been an abundance of flowers this week, and it is lovely to have the house filled with colour. The red and white gladioli were past their best today but there are roses aplenty. A huge bunch of bright pink ones that were reduced, and are cheering up the hall and the kitchen. A small white bunch from last weekend are in the study, and my grandad surprised me with some beautiful two-tone roses in a glorious orangey-russet, they look like the colour of autumn. They are on the windowsill over the kitchen sink, and tonight my mum gave me the matching bunch my grandad bought her. She goes away tomorrow and wanted me to enjoy them so they are now on my dressing table ready to start my week with a smile. I love having flowers around the house, it feels like a little luxury, although I think I could do with some extra vases!
On a slightly separate note, after enjoying Italian lessons so much last year, The Husband and I have signed up for another set of night classes. I'm really looking forward to the calligraphy weekend course I've chosen, but the weekly course we've opted for is a drawing and painting one. The flowers above suggest that I have an awful lot to learn. I'm hoping to improve from my current skill level, which feels not too far removed from primary school art, but I'm wondering if the photography course might have been a better bet - maybe I'll do that next term!