Tuesday, 26 August 2014


Rolling on

I am listening to the sound of the rain as I type - a constant in the past 36 hours or so.  It seems summer ended last week and a cold damp autumn arrived yesterday.

The Moo is at a friend's house today and aside from the sound of the rain, silence has fallen like a blanket.  I am relishing the few hours of quiet to sort out and catch up on a few things but my heart is heavy too.  Next week she will be back to school.  Year 4 and all that brings.  A well entrenched junior rather than a new one.  An old hand.

Every year I am dragged kicking and screaming in to September.  I love the summer and drink it up but it doesn't matter how much I embrace and enjoy it, I am never ready to embrace the return to routine and commitment.

So today I am starting gently.  Cleaning the sand from our sandals and digging out a favourite cardi.

We're not quite there yet and for that I am grateful.

Image processed using Kim Klassen textures warmly and reverie.
Linking up with Texture Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Friday's Letter


Dear Summer,

The appearance of blackberries always makes my heart sink a little.  You are going awfully fast.  Please, please slow down.

We are off adventuring with friends and family.  And then, dear summer, you need to go verrry, verrrrrrrrrrrry sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.

I am not ready for September.

Thank you in advance.

Love, Me

Friday, 1 August 2014


Ice-cream throwbacks

Truth be told I am terrible at lunch - making or eating - unless I'm cooking for the family or someone is making it for me.  And that hasn't happened.......so this is a latergram from Mallorca where I was delighted to discover that you can still get coconut ice cream in a coconut shell.  Let me tell you, we considered this  the HEIGHT of luxury in the early '80s.

I am delighted to report that they still exist and were enjoyed at lunch on several occasions on our recent visit (as well as the lemon ice cream in the lemon, also shown!).  A little more synthetic tasting than I remember, but I think that tells you all you need to know about my levels of sophistication in the early '80s. ;)

Participating in August break this month and linking it up as a Friday (re) Find.

Happy weekend. :)

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