I am delighted to find that I am enjoying winter...
really loving it, in fact.
And so are these bright & happy birds, come rain or shine.
Wonderfully simple, nourishing food makes you feel so good.baked custards, chicken liver pate & pomegranate & rosewater jellies. They all last so well in the fridge & taste amazing. I have a pot of chicken broth simmering most days too. It is such a marvellous & healing food no wonder that it's also known as Jewish penicillin. I used to think that the nick name was just a wild hyperbole, but now I know better. This stuff heals so many things, builds your immune system & nourishes deeply.
I listed them on Trade Me:
"Well I say that they are Scottish dolls but really, they're stowaways, if the truth be told.
They travelled home with me hidden in the top of shelf of a dolly wardrobe that I bought quite recently.
Imagine my surprise when I opened up the door & discovered them tucked in there.
I don't think I fancy bedding them in with the pretty dolls but someone else might quite like them...for your own reasons!
Our lad with the bag pipes has had a scuffle somewhere along the line & has suffered a dislocated shoulder injury.
Well hello, he plays the bagpipes! (...just joking)
The wee lass really does have quite pleasant eyes when she's upright & not legless!
They're an odd couple, yet quirky & endearing..& very vintage.
Some rather interesting detail between them.
I bet they have some tales to tell."
And just like that...they were sold. They are heading off to their new home tomorrow.
But it was Rob who found The Smoother & it's little red traveling case.
He thinks it should live in Lucy.
The little ironing board I came across in The Dog Shop a week or so ago.
And the blue highchair was sent from Christchurch wrapped in a heavy curtain.
Wasn't that nice. They're getting better & better as he goes along.
Since my red wheelbarrow developed a hole in one corner I figured it would drain fine so I planted it up with polys & pansies & parked it in the sunshine.
And did I tell you I bought 20 bales of peavine straw to bed down the garden(s!)
I love the low winter sun.
With sun showers on Tuesday.
And rainbows too.
Perfect for a birthday.
at all the wonders that he saw.
My youngest son inspires me to live well, to be my best me.
This week I plan to fill my world with all the beauty I can find & stretch myself a little further in the challenges to believe that life really is good & wonderful.
Thank you so much for popping in.
Have a lovely week my friends.
Much love to you,