Ten Things of Thankful 137 (On time…) #10Thankful

I’m at the table in the breakfast room, freshly washed and pyjama-d. It’s Thursday evening as I write this, and I’m calm, which is truly delightful. This time last trip, I was stuck, panicking, blowing grape-flavored* Hubba-Bubba-Tantrum-Bubbles, wrapped in my kaftan, being talked through the process by my wonderful amazing BlogWife, Beth. “Just do the…

Birthdays are like buses

You know that old story about how you wait ages for a bus and then two come at once? Sometimes birthdays are a bit like that – there’s a long, dry spell with no parties, no cake, no presents – and then BAM! there’s a whole BUNCH of them all at once! Today I’m VERY…

Forget Me Not

I lit candles in my fireplace today, in coloured-glass-filled lanterns, which cast bright shadows on the walls in crystal hues. I lit candles in lanterns with filigree metalwork, so that patterns danced and swayed with the flames, and the shadows were cast out (except where they were beautiful). I lit candles that were plain, in…