I love Earth Hour. For anyone who doesn't take part in this, can I recommend it for next year. All you have to do is to turn your lights and other electrical items off for one hour. The first year that we took part, the family was all a bit dubious - I mean, what on earth will we do for an hour with no TV, computers, lights and playstation? Well, we sat and chatted and laughed for an hour and were enjoying ourselves so much that we forgot to turn the lights back on, and then when we realised the time, we didn't want to as the candlelight was so nice. So now I have turned it into a special event and an excuse for some quality family time. Last night I cooked a special dinner aimed to start at 8pm so that all the kitchen equipment was off by the start of the hour at 830pm. The whole family and one son's girlfriend were there, and had made a special effort to be there, giving up other things for it, which I really appreciated. We had a lovely evening, sitting on in the candlelight well after the hour was over.
And this morning there was a beautiful sculpture awaiting me on the mantelpiece which I really don't want to break up and throw away! The only downside is that the clocks went forward as well and I really miss that sleep time!
This week's flowers were these lovely silver ones, a bit like 4 leaf clovers. Im not sure what I will use them for, as they aren't really very suitable for sticking onto a card, the sticking area is quite thin. Im thinking about attaching them with ribbon to something atm. Will keep you posted!
Aaaaand - we were taking another egg from that box this morning and found yet another little feather in there, a brown one this time - what a lovely weekend!