The past few weeks seem to have passed by in a blur. Some far more difficult than others and filled with great sorrow. But still interspersed with beauty, happiness and cheer. Here’s a snapshot of them.
You may have seen this post (unfinished) for a millisecond very recently. Those pesky shortcut buttons doing their thing again! Apologies, I accidentally pressed publish!! This is the real thing.
Christmas on hold
I have probably already mentioned that we are keeping our Christmas Trees in place until we can be together as a family and celebrate. They’re doing OK. A little dusty, but I’m loving having the fairy lights on.
The snow was a welcome change for all our furrowed brows. It didn’t last long. But it was so nice to see a variety of snow creations appear across the field, if only briefly. Nothing like a random snowman!
Our family suffered the very great loss of an extremely dear member of our family at the beginning of the year. We are still coming to terms with them not being here. But their incredible legacy lives on. I am hoping to write about them. I’m thinking about it at the moment. But whether I write or not, they will never ever be forgotten and will be on our hearts and minds every day.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.Matthew 5:8 NKJV
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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Visit from a friend
We’re very fortunate to see some lovely wildlife here. The Wood Pigeons love to visit and feed from the berries on the Ivy. They’re beautiful. Recently one took a rest on the garden fence during some pretty blowy weather. And popped back on a sunnier day. I’ve seen a Sparrow Hawk do this too, but didn’t manage to get a photo.
My husband never ceases to amaze me with ways he enhances my life. A breadmaking machine being one. It’s brilliant. I’ll be writing about it soon. I haven’t been able to bake in years. So lovely to have the option again.
We are owned by a beautiful sighthound. They are the most amazing characters, bossy and funny. Totally in love with this beauty, who loves to be a Princess and a pickle. I must add to the series of Princess Goldentrot.
Ah. The blessing of fabulous friends. I was so touched to be given this book as a gift this year. It really means a lot. So looking forward to a socially distanced catchup in the garden. Hopefully some time this year! Also pictured is my music stand. They’re incredibly versatile!
I try. And very worthwhile. Oranges didn’t agree with me for some years. They seem to now. Yum!
Such a beautiful sunset a few nights ago. Just stunning. So blessed by open space still hanging on here. I never tire of the view that has helped keep me sane for the past 16+ years of MEcfs.
Yes, that day. The second doorstep vigil this year. I don’t know how many people joined the vigil. But we all remember and cope in our own ways.
Love the Space You’re In
My lovely husband has been busy in the garden this week. It is my sanctuary. And has been for years. He’s transformed a space within a couple of days. And even found a space for the bug hotel. Very blessed indeed.
Thank you for popping in on the blog. I hope you’re having a good week with some cheer and happiness in amongst the days.
Have a blessed day
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2 thoughts on “A Snapshot of Recent Weeks – Take Two”
Lovely post, Penny. I loved seeing all your photos too. They are very beautiful. Wow about the bread and your garden 💖
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Aww thanks so much, Emma. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. The breadmaker is amazing. I can’t use it every week, but wow does it make a good fruit loaf. You can use ready-mixed bread mixes for the most easy option. It literally does everything. And oh yes the garden. Pete knows how much I miss being able to do any. Honestly, my life would be so bland without everything he brings to it.
Thanks so much for popping in, Emma. Hope you have a cheery & restful weekend. 💕 xxx