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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

A Gentle Pace....

Dear Bloggy Friends



I like to think of this Blog being written 'at a gentle pace'  - in other words, it's not going to contain any political rants, or complaints about anything and everything. That sort of thing seems to be all over social media these days.  People who think it's right to bring others down from the comfort, and often anonymity, of their own homes. I'm hoping that you will read this and dwell on all the good and wonderful things that life has to offer.  Quite often, as we know, it's the simple things that can bring us the greatest happiness - our family, our friendships, walking, having a relaxed, leisurely lunch, to name but a few. 

So here we are in October.  Autumn, the Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness, as written by the English Romantic Poet, John Keats, in his poem "To Autumn".  Don't you just love those words?!  It captures Autumn perfectly for me.  Talking of Autumn, am I in the Autumn of my life? Being in my 70th year, (although I haven't actually had my 70th birthday yet!) I really think I might be. Eeeek! How on earth did that happen.  Perhaps that's why I'm enjoying my life so much at the moment and truly appreciating the beauty that is all around us.  Here are a couple of photos taken in my garden at Autumn.





Well, this is the first post I've written in almost a year, and I think I'm going to enjoy coming back to it again.  I'll finish by posting a photo with my new Mini Cooper S. I love it!  I've always enjoyed driving, but now it's a real joy.  



 

'Bye for now and I'll try not to leave it so long until my next Post 😊

17 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Si glad you are back with positive posts.

thisisme said...

Hi Linda. Thank you so much. I'm really going to try to get back into it again, even if I only post once a week. Lovely to see you here ��

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Thisisme! Welcome back! So good to see you here, and your adorable Mini Cooper. Great colors! "The Autumn of Your Life" sounds good, and, next autumn will also be the Autumn of Your Life! A great photo of you, you're so young looking! Again, I'm happy to see you. Have a wonderful Autumn day!

Empty Nester said...

You did it! WooHoo! I'm so glad you're focusing on positivity though not surprised. You're always positive! I'm trying to be moreso now that Baby M is under my influence. :) Welcome back, lovely friend! It's good to have you back!

thisisme said...

Thank you so much for popping over to see me today, Suzanne. I do appreciate that. Glad you like the car! It's an automatic as well, which I haven't had before, so a real dream to drive. Hope you're getting some cooler, dry weather over there, so that you can get out in your garden.

thisisme said...

Hallo Pam, you little Empty Nester you!! Having Marcy around must be such a blessing to you. I'm really happy for you. Thanks so much for joining me today.

Sush said...

Happy Days! What a gorgeous post visually and in composition! Great way to pass along positivity!Looking forward to more. Much love~Big hugs!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

hello Diane. A fab Autumnal post. Welcome back. You are still in my blog roll, so hopefully people will see you have r err turned. �� xx

thisisme said...

It's so lovely to see all my 'old' friends here today. Thanks for popping over dear Sush. I do hope you are gradually making some real improvement. I often think of you.

thisisme said...

Hi there Anne - thank you so much for your 'welcome back' comment. It would be lovely to see you back here as well, with your lovely photos. One step at a time ....

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Cindy Ellison said...

Hi Diane! It was good to visit your blog today! I agree with avoiding all the negativity that is going around. Once again, I am reminded of a line from the Rudyard Kipling poem, "If" : If you can keep your head when others are losing theirs and blaming it on you. Enjoyed your photos and you are looking great! (Been having problems posting comments so hope this one works! :-)

thisisme said...

So lovely to see you here, Cindy. I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that all the negativity is not good. Love that poem - If. Thank you for dropping in.

Odie Langley said...

Congratulations on the lovely new car and I am sure you feel so good just being in it. Have a fabulous weekend.
Odie

thisisme said...

Hi Odie. Thank you. I just love my little car and I try to drive it as much as I can! Always good to see you here my friend.

Bee Bee said...

I couldn't leave you comments until I had my new ID created, so I apologize for being late to the party! Love your autumnal frame of mind. I'll be seeing you...BB

thisisme said...

Well, better late than never, Bee Bee! I hope you'll now come along for the ride with me!