Saturday, 18 January 2014

Happy Saturday

It's raining intermittently.  For someone who likes the rain, the steady beating against the window panes, the shiny wetness of it all, it's no bother at all.

I've tiptoed into the wet soggy garden and squinted at my pots bulging with new growth.  I am delighted.

Happy Saturday to you...rain, snow or is good.


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Christmas past

I've been reluctant to take the last of the Christmas decorations down.  Although no tinsel or tree, I felt like I wanted to keep the stars and metal ring on display.  The candles on the ring have worn down well and all that's left are 12 candle stumps.  Just like I planned, my Christmas table was pared down, a little bit of sparkle, but keeping it natural.  I had to resist the urge to bling it up....but as a compromise I added a few silver pine cones.   The blue crackers seemed to echo the slightly blue/grey tinge on the foliage as well as gave the table a bit of colour.  I took a few pears, added little pieces of edible gold leaf to a few of them and made some homemade tags with the bird stamp kit I have to finish off the design. 

Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post and welcome to my new follower Svetlana Dolgova.  

Have a great week!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Did you all have a lovely Christmas?  Ours was rather different this year, and as our daughters weren't with us on boxing day we left to spend eight lovely but cold days in my new favourite city - Edinburgh and got to enjoy Hogmanay with the Scots!

Happy New Year to you all ...may 2014 be a year of positive change for you, a year of adventures, a year of experiencing life outside of your comfort zone.  A year where you and your family enjoy good health, joy and lots of laughter!  It's the memories made along the way that make the journey of life worth while.  

Whilst in Edinburgh, I couldn't help but be reminded of Robert Burns the poet who wrote Auld Lang Syne in 1788.  He speaks of kindness, of remembering old friendships.

Auld Lang Syne
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And never brought to mind? 
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, 
And days o’ lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear 
For auld lang syne, 
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet 
For auld lang syne!

We twa hae run about the braes, 
And pu’d the gowans fine, 
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary foot 
Sin’ auld lang syne.

We twa hae paidl’t in the burn 
Frae morning sun till dine, 
But seas between us braid hae roar’d 
Sin’ auld lang syne.

And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere, 
And gie’s a hand o’ thine, 
And we’ll tak a right guid willie-waught 
For auld lang syne!

And surely ye’ll be your pint’ stoup, 
And surely I’ll be mine! 
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet 
For auld lang syne!

Here's to kindness in 2014 ....