They say necessity is the mother of invention. Well so is 15 year old boy constantly in your earhole about the sheer indecency of having the smallest bedroom in the house, maybe the whole town, possibly the universe
And with this last Christmas I was reminded all over again that being with the people I love wins out hands down without question over having everything go to plan OR ticking all the boxes on our "this is what we do at Christmas" list OR having the house all spruced and Christmas ready. Of course it's lovely when things do go to plan, when the food turns out how it's meant, when the house shines as I like it to and guests and or children, take your pick, behave the way they should. Lovely yes - but not essential to joy shared and thanks given and a good time being had. Not even nearly.
The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson I had the pleasure of spending this last week gazing at clear blue skies, country roads and endless green. Now thats the romantic side to the camping experience. The not so romantic side is the freezing cold, sleeping in a tent which … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – Far From the Madding Crowd
Five Minute Friday on a Monday night but it still works the same way. Prompt word, five minutes, just write. No overthinking, no over editing. This weeks prompt word is MORE We always think we need more, if not for now then for later, for just in case. Survival instinct I guess - the more … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – More (or Less)
"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it" Ivan Panin I know, I know its just an ordinary old tap attached to a nondescript brick wall. Nothing interesting here except that I've not had a tap on this wall or in any vicinity of my back yard now for over ten years. So … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – What Progress Looks Like
I read this earlier in the week: Perfect spaces, perfect people, perfect things - they are not real to me. Add a little wonkiness to a house, some mess to the waves of someone's hair or a few tell-tale signs of age on items and they become more interesting to me. And usually more beautiful. … Continue reading Woven with Gold
Not too long ago my sweet little girl stopped me in the middle of what I was doing with a plea along the lines of "please please please can we paint something right now, I don't want to do it another day, I want to paint something today. You MUST have something we can paint right … Continue reading The Bench Least Likely
Here - - - still in this house - these walls, this space that contain part of my heart -by some miracle, by the skin of our teeth, by amazing grace. When so many times almost bust - no downright broken- we thought we were goners. Grace expired, a mountain of debt, bank balance zilch. … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Here