All the rain of May and now the bright sun of June, is finally paying dividends with our garden, it's mud bath look now replaced with fresh, green growth, rose buds and a riot of herbs.
We are not great gardeners, we're not even good gardeners, we grow veg haphazardly each year, greenhouse full of tomatoes and cucumbers, salad leaves, runner beans and peas in pots, the rest of our produce competes with the weeds, which we faithfully dig up at the start of the growing season, only to loose heart somewhere around July/August, letting survival of the fittest win out.
I yearn for a pretty cottage garden full of hollyhocks, lupins and roses round the door, neat rows of prize winning veg and chickens, ducks, maybe even a goat.
There is in our garden some of all of that, amongst the toys, sand pit, chicken poop and dog race track and that is just fine with me.
Yarn Along - a chance to share your latest read and knit, both big loves of mine.
I am surrounded by a rainbow of talented friends, who create, make, design, sing, act and write, filling these days with beauty, I am a lucky girl.
Veronika Robinson, The Mother Magazine Owner, Editor, passionate, peaceful parenting advocate, Author and much loved friend has written many non fiction books, The Drinks are on Me, breastfeeding wisdom to Mystic Cookfire, the recipes of which fill my home with delicious smells and my belly with good food. http://www.themothermagazine.co.uk/
Mosaic is her first novel.
I was nervous, very nervous, fiction is such a personal thing, the stories we choose to escape in, the characters we love, hate, cry with, cheer on, remember.
I so wanted to enjoy this book, I was worried I wouldn't.
Real people leapt off the pages, recognizable situations, relationship struggles and joys.
Veronika has taken her beliefs, her passions and written them into a wonderful story of meaning, exploring relationships and the value of enjoying, each and every blessing.
Glimpses of music listened to, meals enjoyed, all added to a feeling of friendship with these characters, women of depth, survivors of lifes bruises, lovers of the every day and celebrators of the magic of living.
Why on earth did I worry.
I loved it.
The book launch was a joint celebration, wonderful ways with words run in the family, as Eliza, Veronika's daughter was also sending her new novel out into the World, Amend , second book in her Three Stages Trilogy ( Consequence is the first book in the series )