Gosh... what to write about when it feels like life is taking off without you?
What to say when you've been unwell, in pain and couch/bedbound?
(nothing serious and I will recover but boy oh boy!)
Well I realised that one of the nicest things to do is to read about the adventures of other
people who are having a ball, facing new adventures and possibly even trying to overcome
greater obstacles than my own... yep that helped.
Taking photos is also a favourite past time of mine and it isn't too hard to find
beauty in some of the simplest things in life ... when you keep your eyes peeled.
I've been staying at Mums (she's a born nurse) and her green fingers have inspired me immensely
She told me that this Cyclamen was pure white but she had been pouring a little bit of diluted beetroot
juice (when rinsing out her cup) on it and low and behold it changed colour. It was a small amount too so it had me wondering what other plants might react this way? I know Hydrangeas can be altered depending on what type of soil but I'd never heard of beetroot juice working?
I mean yes - we've all seen cut flowers dyed with food colouring but beetroot juice?
Hmmm... Ideas, ideas.
As I mentioned before, Mum has green fingers for sure - and green toes too I expect.
Her garden deserves a post all of it's own but but I had to share this one.
I love this statue and in the pot he guards Mum has Maiden Hair fern growing alongside
Geranium and Colocasia ... all in the same pot... seriously???
It's been a very wet September here in Perth. Whilst we are grateful since our dams
are low (and our farmers desperately need the water) I know it's been strange to have
fires lit and woollens on so late in the year. The majority of people in Perth get pretty crabby when the
weather turns grey. You can sense the longing for sunshine and beaches and barbecues.
Hubby and I love the wet weather and we never get the Winter Blues
(dare I say it but we in fact get the Summer Sads!)
So we've been capitalising on the cosy factor and watching an illegal amount of
Escape To The Country, Country Home Restoration and Grand Designs... as you do.
Pooch doesn't mind though... he just loves a lap.
So there's my post all about nothing.
Well to be fair I titled it "slowing down" since that's all you can
do when life throws you a curveball and rest is required.
I think my next post will be about all the stunning things I've discovered on
Pinterest... my other favourite couch activity.
I hope you are having a great day peoples?
It's a public holiday here today so we are taking our 15 year old son to
the train station where he'll be embarking on a day at the Royal Show with
friends... some who are girls!!... (I think that means way more to me than him)
We have something yummy on the menu to look forward to though:
Homemade Gnocchi with a Butternut Pumpkin Sauce. Yum.
One more thing.... the first image is that of a gift given to me by my Hubby.
He felt I needed cheering up and treated me to this stunning fragrance.
It's officially now my favourite.
Thank you again babe.