Thursday, 30 October 2014

All Hallows' Eve.....




This weekend it's a time for lighting candles....
in remembrance of All Saints and All Souls....
on Halloween when I was a child my dad used to carve out large swedes for me and my little sister....
 and put little candles inside..... ready to walk around the streets swinging our "lanterns"...
it felt very exciting...
now we have widespread access to pumpkins in the shops ...and also grow them more ourselves ....

have a lovely cosy weekend everyone !
Gail x

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Daisies all year round...

I've made a crochet daisy garland to add cheer to the house during the dark days of winter...








 We spent last week walking in the local lake district, the autumn colours were wonderful .....like a rich tapestry.....





spotted some deer, buzzards, owls and a wonderful fox....(stag photo courtesy of woodland trust!)









today we are in the middle of a storm ...blown across the Atlantic I think....so it's batten down the hatches and catch up on indoor things....like housework ?? well perhaps a little but I have just got my sewing machine out.....

have a lovely Tuesday everyone...
keep cosy....
Gail x 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Easy peasy pumpkins.....


I haven't found any pumpkins in the shops yet ...so have made a few from fabric and scraps .....






















Happy autumn days everyone !
Gail x


Thursday, 2 October 2014

October.......

.... and we are still picking sweet peas....
bliss !





Our chicken "Pip" who is sadly no longer with us....but what a character ... she had her own cup and used to enjoy a little cup of tea  when I was having one ... also she was the boss where the cats were concerned..... and then there were the delicious free range eggs.......



 we have been to see the musical
 "Fiddler on the Roof" at a local theatre.... great fun and of course we all came home singing "if I were a rich man" !


a time for harvesting .....




 wishing you all a lovely weekend ! 
Gail x

Friday, 19 September 2014

Indian summer......

 Autumn has been so kind to us up to now...temperatures in the 20's and it feels more like July than September....







We were visiting a local village recently and noticed some yarn bombing...what a great idea !! ....I didn't have my camera so searched for these on the web....










inside the greenhouse of our local park.....







Happy weekend !
Gail x

Friday, 5 September 2014

Late summer flowers.....





















Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all people.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;and listen to all
even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive people, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself to others you will become vain and bitter;
there will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let not this blind you to the virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have the right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
~ Max Ehrman


Today we were at a friend's funeral and the above poem was read out ...it's one of my favourites and I share it here for all those who have lost someone they loved ......and that must surely be everyone....


Gail x



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