Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Things to Please.
A few things that please me today.... A collection of Lucy's toys so beautifully arranged on the end of her bed this morning. What could be nicer than a Babbit having a chat with his friend, both snuggled up on Lucy's quilt - made by Mamma of course - and nestled against a heap of pretty cushions. So sweet.
Soft early morning sunlight all golden and warm through flower strewn curtains. This pleases me greatly.
The same autumnal sunlight on the Cornish Aromatic apples tree. Not too much longer to wait before Lucy and Isabella will be choosing one for tuck each day.
Pictures of children playing Pooh sticks...
and scrambling through leafy glades.
Busy boats bustling on an otherwise peaceful river. Beautiful reflections on water.
Thoughts of still more blackberrying, little hands and mouths stuffed full of fruits bursting with scrummy juice. Such a good year for it.
Other things that please? Well, we are still making all our own breads having started at the beginning of the summer holidays (a task that sometimes sees me kneading batches of dough at six am! Not sure how this will continue through the winter. The shelves are full of jams and jellies ranging from blackberry through to plum, mint and rowan. Wines are well underway and already all tasting delicious. Not so good is the fact that the house is still refusing to be tidy after the long summer break, but never mind. Plenty of time for that (she laughed hollowly).
Happy Tuesday and let me know what pleases you today x