Autumn Tones

She could never claim to enjoy the foggy mornings, the half-darkness and drizzly days. There was no doubt that the change in seasons did bring positives too though, the return to layered knitwear and boots was always welcome but even more than this was the chance to indulge her love of ‘cosyfying’ her home. Autumn … More Autumn Tones

Beauty And Calm

The world seems to spiral in its craziness. Although I can do little to dampen, or control that craziness outside, I can try and (at least) cling to calm within my four walls. When my mind is whirring with turmoil and my spirit trampled, I can find solace surrounded by beauty and calm. I used … More Beauty And Calm

Packing Up

She knew she needed a break. The first task was to pull out all the suitcases and bags she could find. Next was the task of deciding what to pack. It was always easy to decide on painting materials and a camera. A bottle of wine was stuffed into a holdall where it would be … More Packing Up

Soak Up The Sun

I live in England. I know better than to waste any time of sunshine. Summer is a fleeting, moving thing over here, and one that can seemingly be over in the blink of an eye! My childhood contained Augusts which were long, and baking hot. I am not sure if this is merely my mis-recollection … More Soak Up The Sun

Lazy Sunday

The chance to take just a little more time over your first cuppa.. and wait for it to revive your mind. I always start each day with a cup of tea. Perhaps that is a British thing? Sure, I soon move to coffee, but it really is that first cup of tea which really seems … More Lazy Sunday

Peaceful Morning

Waking to the feeling of having slept well and soundly. Oh to smile at spring-time birdsong serenading through the open window on a breeze which carries the scent of forest and the cool tingle of anticipation at whatever the new day might bring. Granted I live in the suburbs of a city, but albeit a … More Peaceful Morning