We had a visitor this weekend.
G invited his mum to come and stay.
She arrived Saturday morning just after I came back home from a jumble sale which I had gone to with my mum.
I didn't buy much but I was pleased with the things I did get, my favourite buy being this BHS single floral duvet cover in pale shades of pink for all of 30p. It looks like it's hardly been used and will be perfect or using when we have people to stay.
Mum had the best buy by far though.
A pair of floral patterned and fully lined bedroom curtains from Marks and Spencer for 50p.
Already she has washed and hung them in place and text to say they look gorgeous.
Once we were all revived with teas, coffees and shortbread biscuits we all wandered down to the local wildlife study centre for their Spring fair. We try and go to Summer one as there is always lots going on. Although the Spring event is on a smaller scale one of the main reasons for going is the plant sale. We were very restrained this year though. Both mum's bought a lavatera and my purchase amounted to one trailing geranium and this alchemilla.
By mid afternoon the sun had really started to shine so once we were home again we went out in the garden.
Whilst G and I stood chatting over the fence to our neighbours our mum's sat chatting to each other. They don't meet often but when they do they find they are never short of something to talk about.
G's mum enjoys a wander around a car boot as much as we do so that's where we headed Sunday morning for an hour. I already have a couple of pieces of this Polish tableware which I have bought at the Country Living fair and was thrilled to find this little teapot for £1.00. I've been using it lots today, it's the perfect size for one.
G's mum is having a tough time at the moment grieving for the loss of her husband and although she tries to keep busy it's very hard at times. Time spent with family talking over memories, seeing her grandchildren and having a good old chinwag with my mum all helped and she said the night away had done her good which for G was good to hear as he worries about her.