Thank you for letting me tell my story & receiving it with gentleness & care. One of the worst parts of abandonment is feeling invisible. Like Mary said at the end of the Secret Garden "but I wasn't wanted" ..that particular hurt runs very deep.
I find that I am so glad for my love of beauty & eyes to see it, all around me...the everyday loveliness that is just right there; through all seasons. I love this bearded iris that valiantly flowers close beside the house from May till September & is so pretty when caught in the Winter sunlight. Why ever can't someone figure out how to imbue the other spring irises with such floriferousness I do often wonder?
Today is a sunshiny day so this morning we went for a walk. I am learning to take my camera with me most places. See, today I would otherwise have missed this sunbathing ted!
It was Rob who noticed the titles of my books sitting along the front of the bookcase...aren't books wonderful! I wanted to show you my Margaret Tarrant book, a first edition published in 1923, I bought it off Trade Me & still got it quite reasonably, although I was bidding against a secondhand book dealer. I cannot believe that I did not know about Margaret and her delightful illustrations until really quite recently.
Although it is actually a song book with the music included the colour plates are just so sweet.
New pattern from the Restore shop for 50c. For some strange reason Rob wasn't keen on a helmet for this winter.
I felt certain that it would be very useful especially when he bikes to work..ah hem..I received a txt on Friday to say that his car had not started so he took my bike! (fortunately work is not far away)Matthew has just posted in our kitchen blog, a great tutorial on how to make pasta..click here if you're keen to have a go.
Have a lovely week dear ones.