Wednesday, 31 October 2012

I remember

As, the veil thins
All those family, friends, loved ones, who have gone before
All those that have lived rich, full lives and those taken far, too soon
My daughter Emma Joan and my sweet friends daughter Kelly
I remember you all

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Thursday, 25 October 2012

By my bed

Reading and to be read.
The pile is high and multiplying ready for all the long, dark nights of winter.
Mostly new to me books, found in charity shops and carboot sales, not really one for rereading books but a couple have slipped in "to kill a mocking bird" is one,as K is studying this for English literature and it's an all time favourite of mine, Darling Buds of May too, another love of mine.
What about you ? What's in your book pile ?

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Right outside my window

Reminding me, that I don't have to race off to local beauty spots, to savour autumn, in all it's flirty, glory, lucky me, it's right outside my window.


Tuesday, 23 October 2012

At our School

In the eyes of the education system, O would have started his school years back in September.
He didn't, he remains at home.

Our days have continued pretty unchanged.
We have been dipping our toes back into our local home education scene, alittle more planning is happening and 2 workbooks make an occasional appearance.

Crafting, ofcourse, is happening.
Autumn lends itself so beautifully to making, seeing, doing, learning.

Our days, are slow, play-filled, colourful times.
Long may they reign.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Mist-Filled Autumn Mornings

Still, shrouded, beauty
Unveiling, slowly
Wait, watching
Revealing, rejoicing


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Learning to Love

I am a natural sitter, the perfect position for knitting, reading, watching a movie, eating chocolate, blogging ! My favourite past times.
So, getting up and out there has never been my activity of choice.

Yet, I guess, I have always wanted it to be, a daily stroll, nature walk, early morning leg stretch, hike, all sound so good, so wholesome, so healthy. 

Still, I always had a list of good reasons for not managing to get myself moving,from no wellies to too hot/cold/tired/busy lazy ! 


But I decided that while on holiday, all that would change. Those hiking boots owned for years ( see, told you I wanted to be that healthy hiker ) and still looking shop new, would finally get broken in. 
And so walk we did, from seafront stroll to 3 mile hike around a nature reserve.

We hunted pirates, looked for treasure, bird watched, skimmed stones, gazed at amazing views, held hands, sang, danced and at times pushed myself, one step more, just round that bend, lets see whats up ahead.
What changed ?
I stopped over thinking, allowing my mind to be filled with reasons why I shouldn't/couldn't/wouldn't and instead I had my boots and coat on before everyone else, was out the door and doing it, breathing deeply and feeling my heart beat.
Now home, my new love affair continues, today's walk was in the woods, autumn smells, sounds, beautiful colours all around and a huge blue, sky.
What are you learning to love ?

Monday, 15 October 2012

Lunching Like Ladies

We had lunch out today, O, K and I
Simple pleasures, huge steps and fun times
Time to slow down, remember how sweet life is, to give thanks and feel the wonder

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Mama's Crumble

Visiting my big boy at uni tomorrow, first time
He asked me to bring food, lots of food, especially meatloaf and apple crumble
Ah, these are the rewards.
All those years of shovelling it down with barely a word spoken and now he says "please mum bring some of your crumble, I love it, oh and meatloaf, it's my favourite"
Be still my heart, there's light at the end of that teenage tunnel

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Yoko, my good old girl

Still laying
Still following us round
Still loved

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

On my Table

Finding our feet again, back home
New rhythm, New season
Holding onto the magic, we found on holiday, sprinkling it into our days
Helping us to face new challenges

Monday, 8 October 2012

In Suffolk

We holidayed
We relaxed
Finished books, knitting projects and crafts
Wave danced
Ate local goodness
And came home feeling renewed

Welcome Autumn, full of rich beauty, bright,crisp days, fires, soups and chilly nights.

I embrace all that you are.