November was the last time I posted here…NOVEMBER??!!

I don’t know why I haven’t written here for so long. I have no particular reason, I just simply haven’t.

It really doesn’t feel like 9 months, this year has gone so fast, it could be just a few months since I was last here. But, we have had another Christmas, a New year, my son’s 18th Birthday, my 50th Birthday, another summer has arrived {and what a hot one it is turning out to be…phew!} and a whole lot more crammed in between from the ordinary and everyday to the wonderful and simple moments that make life worth living. There has been some crap stuff too, but we won’t dwell on that!

I have wanted to be here, but somehow it just hasn’t been a priority – maybe it should be?

I am not going to leave it another 9 months until I post again, it’s good to be here and I’ve missed you!




The ‘big’ fan has been retrieved from the shed and all the windows are pushed wide open. Sandals can at last be worn legitimately and the air con went straight on when I arrived at work this morning. Peaches are being scoffed, salads too.

There is a feeling of winding down…a longing for time off and slow mornings. Thoughts of our holiday in August…I can almost taste the salty air and feel the sand between my toes.

Summer has decided to show up…a little late to the party, but we won’t mention it.

Celebrating dailiness with Amanda over at the lovely Habit of Being.

Spring rain

April showers

The rain was so heavy last night and the wind so strong it woke me from sleep, rap, tap tapping against the window. I {sort of} like it though, when you’re drowsy and all wrapped up in bed.

It’s raining again now, April showers come early, but the Spring earth needs it to quench her thirst. There are leaves and blossom to be grown and the birds need worms to prepare themselves for nesting season. Mother Nature at her best, rain and all.

I hope Monday is treating you well?

#celebratingdailiness with Amanda from The Habit of Being.


PinkAs a teen, I found solace in writing poetry,  listened to alternative music, wore a lot of black {not much has changed there then!} and generally was not a very girly girl. Bright clothing has never really been my thing. However, I must admit, I really like pink…my inner teen is cringing as I type.

Now, I wouldn’t wear full-on pink {not that there is anything wrong with it} it’s just that it really doesn’t suit me. However, a dash of pink in the home is such a cheering thing, and when it comes along with a delightful smell too, then that is even better.

What colour is bringing cheer to your home right now?

Have a great Friday!

#celebratingdailiness with Amanda from The Habit of Being.


Today, there is a dirt patch where once there was a trampoline.

I have watched my son, through most of his childhood, bouncing on it, giggling with friends and almost crying with laughter on it…it has been a source of much fun and many happy memories. Taking it down today felt significant, like letting go of such a good part of our lives.

For him it was easy to let go, he has other things to occupy him, and that is how it should be. However, for me, for all parents, these things are a little harder, a little more complicated.

But, although today I had to let go, what I still have, is a son who I love beyond words and who I could not be more proud of if I tried, with or without a trampoline.

#celebratingdailiness and celebrating life, even the tough parts.




I am feasting on spring and all that she brings. Filling our home with the sights and smells of this most precious season…letting my heart sing with her beauty.

#celebratingdailiness and writing with Amanda’s wonderful prompts, today’s is ‘feast’.




Felt and buttons

Tonight, I feel the urge to sew. I don’t do anything particularly fancy, just working with felt and buttons {oh, how I love buttons}. I like to make brooches and it’s been a while…


#celebratingdailiness with Amanda from The Habit of Being.

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