Sunday, 30 December 2007
Saturday, 22 December 2007
Before I retire quietly and happy to my bed, I would like to recall this evening, which was truly magical.......the nearly full moon was high and snow white in a clear turquoise sky, reflecting in the river below amongst the shades of the setting sun. Across the whole of the countryside before us, a low white mist swirled magically around bare charcoal fields, fingers of misty dreams, wrapped around the trees and frosty sugar glittered on every branch. The whole place felt magical, festive, and very still as if it was just waiting, in silence for that special moment. Our breath was like dragon fire, and we had hot mulled wine, and warm chesnuts, moon cookies, and chocolate logs. Sticky fingers, cold noses, good friends, and happy hearts.
So here are a few words close to my heart this season of joy;
Sunday, 16 December 2007
So I have tried to put the brakes on things. This week we are going to a Carole Concert, where all will be dressed in 17ct costume and it is all in candlelight, we are sooo excited. I am going out for lunch with my collegues from work, that too is a nice break, and I did not shop at all this week-end, but we went walking, and I went running.
Why do women work themselves to exhaustion? Do we try to do too much, and in doing this make ourselves ill and grumpy for the people we are doing it for, thats not right is it?
Does anyone have any tips that can help us to relax in the middle of all these wonderful and exciting preparations, for Christmas?
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
- I don't have a television.
- I simply adore hens, and would if I could own flocks of these divine creatures.
- I am a spiritual gypsy, I so love the sacred, wherever it is found, spirituality can be so beautiful.
- I cannot have enough books, and I can read anywhere at anytime.
- People frighten me, the more there are the more frightened I become.
- January is my most favorite month.
- Anglesea is my hearts home
Now in return I would like to nominate the following, inspiring and wonderful people, who have changed my world for the better, and bring smiles to me everytime I visit them .Though this was the hardest , because I love all of the Bloggs I visit, and I am inspired by so many of you, and love your visits, and look forward to all of your comments, you have all changed my world with your beautiful posts and writings from the heart
A Home From the Heart Marja
Sanctuary City Girl
My little footprints Beth
Sunday, 9 December 2007
Saturday, 1 December 2007
Friday, 30 November 2007
Hope you all have a divine weekend. xxxxx
Monday, 26 November 2007
Friday, 23 November 2007
With loads of excitement I opened it I was STUNNED,..... not only by the most prettiest of tissue wrapping, all smelling of honey, and herbs and wild flowers, but inside was the most divine 'Wood Cut Creation' called DREAM from my friend Katie http://homekeepinghearts.blogspot.com/, I was so THRILLED with her gift very much a 'Work of the Heart' thankyou so much Katie,x you are a superb artist, such a dear kind person, and so very gifted. I don't know how you manage to capture this 'moment in time' look and feeling into your special and beautiful creations, but you do.
What a wonderful day.....I'm off to do some dreaming xxx
Sunday, 18 November 2007
The table is coming on really well .....honest!!
I bought these anemones, eucalyptus, and eucalyptus buds from this super florist, I got them home, and popped them in a glass vase on my shelf, I really like the frosty look of the leaves and buds, they go really well with my zinc candle thing and silver bits, they were wrapped really nice in brown paper with raffia, it was a really super treat.
Sunday, 11 November 2007
Sunday, 4 November 2007
In my lunch times I crave the open air and the peace and tranquility of water...near by is a Victorian Cemetery and lots of open land all tumbly beside a river, my escape!
Thursday, 1 November 2007
Some days bring the most delightful post, and today brought me this wonderful gift from Katie at http://homekeepinghearts.blogspot.com/
Saturday, 27 October 2007
Soon it will be the Fire Festival 'Samhain' or 'Halloween', the Celtic New Year.
It is a special time for me, a time put aside from my everyday living, a time to reach out to the people beloved to me, and for me to send my love to them across the mists of mystery, to speak and say, that they are remembered forever in my heart and will be part of me until we can be together again and rejoice.
Monday, 22 October 2007
Cabbages & Roses www.cabbagesandroses.com/ have the most super new web page. I ordered for free their new cataloge and look what came, a huge pack of large, beautifully photographed, oversized postcards, showing all their super new clothes and homewares, real eye candy.
Friday, 19 October 2007
You know when you need somthing just to perk up your spirits, I needed that........ sooo I had a hunt in my room and discovered a nice selection of alpaca, cashmere, and merino fleece I had bought last summer, I also found some white silk velvet.....now guess what I have been doing this week.
Sunday, 14 October 2007
Sunday, 7 October 2007
We go a lot to Hebden Bridge to see our friends, stay up all night drinking hot chocolate under moonlight wrapped in blankets and mucking about in the canal, like children really. Then spend Saturday somtimes wondering down the High Street, pottering about, well today we saw lots of pink ballons, it was Hearts' First Birthday party' can you see the teeny tiny cakes and fab mini sandwiches, and we also had sparkling pink champange in tiny glasses, all made by 'sugar plum fairy' it was divine. I thought it was a great idea for any feasty, festive, thingy, cos you just get scrummy mouthfuls of every delight, and not get greedly overfull, or too tipsy. Loved it.
Then I saw the most fantastic Angel Cake with White Wings, it is ceramic, it is the most prettiest item I own, it kept trying to fly away on the way home, so I have to keep it under glass now, or it may well escape. I have it in the kitchen. I don't know the name of the lady that made it, but if you do, then tell her from me I am thrilled, and that she is very very talented.