Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Mornings ...

I am not a morning person .. Never have been .. Choosing silence when waking until I'm halfway down a cup of tea , sometimes two .. I've tried over the years and failed to get up bright and cheery but alas, it hasn't happened .. Plans for early morning meditation have quickly gone out of the window .. Preferring my duvet to the healing sounds of chant ... Now , when I got the chooks I was aware that early morning was a good time for them and they did quickly let me know when I was late ... Raucous noises getting louder by the minute ..so I knew I had to get my proverbial arse in gear ..... And what I have learnt from this is that mornings are magical .. Slipping into boots and grabbing the feed .. I step out into the air ... Morning air is so beautiful ..so crisp .. I'm greeted every morning by the chirps of the sparrows on the roof opposite and the gentle clucking of my girls as they too wake up ..eye me with suspicion ..who is this wild haired lady .?. Oh , it's mum ... Then it's kettle on and pad round whilst waiting for that familiar whistle to let me know it's tea time ...then rightly justified I can slink back to bed with my cuppa ... And wake gently ... .. Life awakening .. Natural meditation and mindful awareness xx

 

Friday, 18 April 2014

Fridays I'm in love ...

Things that have made us happy today ... Sunny days , nettle to be picked , dried and made into tea .. Purple carrots sown .. Walks on Cawsand beach and cups of tea in the sun ...

Things we have learnt today ..nettle stings still hurt ..slugs really love marigold plants and aphids like fennel ! If you over stack a cupboard , eventually it will all fall out , probably when you least want it to.. And I can make hot cross buns ... And they looked passable :) xx

 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

April showers ..

Living in Cornwall we get so used to the constant rain .. And it's rained for a few days after a truly glorious bit that saw me rush out to start my gardening for this year .. Seeds are doing well and plants from last year are starting to unfurl their leaves and buds .. Our garden is so small yet I'm determined to make the best of it this year .. It's badly situated with noise coming from the street both night and day and I feel frustrated that I'm not indulging my reclusive nature by living in a field somewhere cut off from most things .. But I have a house so consider myself lucky .. Every small bit of nature I encounter in this urban garden has me running around like a small child on discovering some new exciting thing .. I hope I will always feel like that .. My dehydrator has been used a couple of times this year for drying the very first batches of herbs for teas .. And various medicinal plants have been arriving with the postman .... But for today , in this rain I have been content with tea and reading material and the occasional day dream about a hopefully bountiful summer ...x