Monday, 25 November 2013

Gratitude * Sunday


Joining in with Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday this week .. It's always good to remember the good things that at times we take for granted.

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}

This week I'm particularly grateful for opportunities to help ..

A friends father's allotment needing some love and attention

Space to just be .

Amazing peace and breathtaking views

Conversations with birds

And mud ..lots of it ..

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Brisk walks ...

Yesterday we bundled up and bundled out ..with a sicky Daddy in tow .. We were going on a deer hunt .. We knew where they were ... The short drive took us to our country park ..a vast expanse of fields with far out reaching views of the sea .. It was cold and windy ,but every now and then we had a blast of the sun and we tilted our faces to fully enjoy it ..we walked and walked , saw sheep and more sheep then .. Yes .. Deer ..many of them ..they ran away of course ..they are very timid..then onto the woodlands ...silently walking and watching ..then ,in hushed voice ..mum ! Look .. A stag ....gasp ! We stood stock still and watched this magnificent boy , standing proud ..with the most glorious antlers ..then as quick as a flash ,he was gone and we were left fulfilled .. A cup of tea under the trees then back home to fill In our nature journals before the sky turned black and the hail came thundering down ...


Monday, 18 November 2013

Carpets of leaves..

On our most recent visit to hospital I was struggling a little to find the positive in the situation .. Difficult to do at times ..but there is always one thing that can brighten the day .. A smile from a stranger .. A bird singing it's heart out , or in my case ..piles and piles of Autumn leaves ..covering the car park like a river of shimmering gold .. tempting you to run into it and kick wildly .. Which I didn't , but I did grab handfuls and allow the leaves to trickle through my fingers and gently float back to the ground .. Distracting me from the present , reminding me that despite the harsh reality we are living in , there is still beauty around .


Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Nights drawing in ....

I'm sat here this afternoon clutching a cuppa and looking out of the window to see the sun seriously considering it time to go to bed ..the temperature drops sharply at about two at the moment , this Is the time I reach for an extra cardi and light the fire .. I have two cats curled into balls beside me and Reu is happily playing with two wooden stags .. They are rutting and have snapped their antlers ..cue daddy with wood glue ..Daddy is on his up time ..he's been pretty poorly this cycle ..going downhill very fast ,but today he's smiling .. Tom is cocooned away upstairs in his room with minecraft .. And breath ... We've had a busy few days .. This rocks Reu a little and we've had a few ..a lot ..of messes and spins .. But we weather them only you can .. We've read Leaf Man and explored our ever changing woods ..we've enjoyed the company of big sisters .. She is a real ray of sunshine in our lives and we are sad when she goes .. And I'm reading , reading more books , planning more crafts .. Enjoying the peace x