Hallo again lovely peeps. I thought this quotation was particularly appropriate at the moment. How are you all doing out there? Like everywhere else, here in the United Kingdom the COVID-19 cases are rising again, and many parts of our Country is in partial lockdown once again. It’s difficult to see, at the moment, how this thing is going to be contained, as a vaccine appears to be quite a way off. So, all I will say, is be careful, stay safe, and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.
I’m writing this to you on the last day of September, and what a dreadful day it is! Very wet and windy, so what better time than to be cosy indoors and settle down to write a new Blog Post. We are now approaching the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. I have always loved that expression, and living here in my little corner of heavenly Devon, I actually see it happening, with the blackberries all around and the mists rising over the fields.
I have a fondness for Oscar Wilde quotes, and I think this one is so lovely. It describes the change of Seasons so well ....
Life sometimes can appear to be very complicated and often we tend to overthink things. Perhaps we should try to concentrate on the simple things. Not always easy I know, but we do need to try to block out our worries sometimes and think about what is really important in our lives, and that is never more true than in this year of 2020.
Hold your family close and make time for them ❤️
Take time to live well
Eat ice cream
Pod some peas
Skim a few stones
Read all afternoon
Tell a story
Find meaning in small things
Smell the sea
Feel the wind
Open all the windows
Count your blessings
Climb a hill
Turn off your phone
Have an adventure
Ride a bike (unfortunately I am unable to do this.. I have no sense of balance whatsoever!).
Hang twinkly lights
Enjoy being alone
Like sunshine and showers
Make time for the simple things and appreciate the beauty of your surroundings when you’re out on a walk
Decorating for Autumn is very popular over here now. I know how my American friends used to decorate their homes and gardens when I was staying with them.. it certainly helps to brighten up the darker evenings. My mantelpiece looks very cosy in the evening when I turn on the twinkling lights.
Talking about gardeners, here are a couple of photos of my Autumn garden. The leaves make a carpet of gold ....
Well, I’ll leave you again for now, and this is what I wish for you all as we enter the new Season (I’m talking here about Autumn, but I’m aware that many of my readers will be appreciating the onset of Spring and the promise of longer days to come!). Oh! Remember, it is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice ❤️