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.
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
Because when things aren’t perfect, which is always, you have to choose what you are going to focus on. Myquillyn Smith By happy accident, I now have a new favourite reading place. My husband started a project totally uninstigated by me, at the far end of our back room - this happens to be … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – The Reading Nook
Some pieces of furniture just seem to suit your house and life right down to the ground and this chairs one.