Football is Coming Home
It’s coming home, it’s coming home. Football’s coming home. Well, I don’t know if this is going to be a reality this year, but it certainly brings a lot of cheer and hope to the nation. This sense of pride in our national team buoys our hope and spirits and really helps us to focus on home. So this has been the inspiration for our word of the week for this week. Come on England! This, if it really comes to fruition will be a real gift to the nation after all we have been through in this pandemic. In fact, any nation that wins will be very blessed indeed.
Have you been watching the football?
We too have been thinking of home, well our other home, Jamaica. We have not travelled there in a few years now and we just really long for some home comforts and familiar sights sounds and even smells. You know they say home is where the heart is? Well, they were right.
Although it is possible to get some Jamaican things here, they are often not authentic or are very costly. We do try to recreate some things and most times they work out but some times not.
We even went into a Coop Travel to see if we could find a little break away which would be the closest thing to getting back home this summer.
Local Weather and Gardening at Home
The weather at home this week too, has not. been too bad. We have had a mixture of sunshine and rain which is a good balance that the plants need. The front and back garden are resplendent in beautiful blooms of all colours of the rainbow. It has meant that we have been able to have fresh flowers inside for some weeks now. That has also saved us some money as we have not had to buy flowers for the home.
Here is today’s fresh bouquet on the kitchen window sill. Pretty, innit? We would love you to click and save the image to Pinterest too. Thanks so much.
Day Date Close to Home
You may or may not know that every week, on a Wednesday we try to go on what we call a Wednesday Day-Date. We document it too so you can check it out on our Youtube channel.
Well for this past week, our date was near to home. We chose to go to Sutton Coldfield which is pretty close to where we live. We enjoyed the sights, looked in a few charity shops and also TK MAXX, and had a lovely meal at TGI Fridays. The sun was out but it was not too hot. It was quite enjoyable.
Sprucing up Home
Even though we don’t have any little ones at home anymore, we are excitedly counting down to when schools close and the summer break begins. There’s a different feeling when schools are not in session, isn’t there?
So the living room, and especially the conservatory got a little jazz up this week ready for the break.
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We hope you too are enjoying the many aspects of home and are making your home, a nice, relaxing cozy place to be. Until next time, take care. Don’t forget to check back next week as we link with Anne and others to share our word of the week.
Jo and Leisa