Colour Me Calm

“Give crayons. Adults are disturbingly impoverished of these magical dream sticks.” ~ Dr. SunWolf   I’ve found a wonderful new form of meditation. It’s colouring. To give myself a calming break in a busy day, I take five or ten minutes just for me. I sit quietly with my tube of pretty pencils and my fairy book […]

Simple Stewed Plums Recipe

“What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith   There is something deeply comforting about a bowl of warm sweet fruit, and stewed fruit is so simple that it should definitely be a go-to recipe in every household. I love […]

Join Me For A Letter Writing Challenge?

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” ~John Donne “Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.” ~ A.S. Byatt, Possession “Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole […]

A Lovely Afternoon!

“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope   I thought I’d give you a little snapshot of yesterday’s successful afternoon tea, which was, in […]

The Tea Party – A Post About Friendship

“Anne and her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” ~  National Geographic, August 1938   Today I’m attending an afternoon tea for one of my friends. Perhaps you’re all thinking it shall be like this: glamorous well-frocked girls having the perfect […]

The Long Drive Home

“When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.” ~ Jarod Kintz   It was a slow trip from the country to the city yesterday. It didn’t take long to pack the car, but the detours and delays, they were […]

It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov “It does not matter how long you are spending on […]

Red Bull’s Beautiful Babies

  “To country people Cows are mild, And flee from any stick they throw; But I’m a timid town bred child, And all the cattle seem to know.” ~ T.S. Eliot Do you remember Red Bull, our miracle calf? That’s him in the photo above, taken about eighteen months ago when he was just a […]

Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Herbs and Red Wine

  “The quest for slowness, which begins as a simple rebellion against the impoverishment of taste in our lives, makes it possible to rediscover taste.” ~  Carlo Petrini, founder of the International Slow Food Movement   When I’m busy writing or working I prefer to make a dinner that’s easy and which gives me something to look […]

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