A rather apt name for this wonder of a houseplant called the ‘Peace Lily’. They munch up all the nasty toxins in the atmosphere and I find them soothing with their gloriously large green leaves and little trumpets of white flowers. It suits its spot especially as the morning sunlight hits it.
A little story…last year I met an amazing chap called Iain you may have seen his work over at Atilem Designs. Anyway, he works full time in a fast-paced and often at times stressful IT industry yet has a passion for all things clay and crafts the most beautiful pieces of pottery. Iain is also a lover of running and charity races. I bought one of his mugs to help him raise vital funds and cherished it. Only I could drink from it, it would stay at my desk waiting to be filled, and it brought me much joy. Then…my husband washed it and it broke! This was a one-off piece, unique, lovely to use and now it was gone. So until I commission, or donate to Iain’s cause again, I needed a replacement and spotted this lovely little hare to replace that spot. He reminds me that Spring really won’t be that far off!
Herbs. I love fresh herbs to cook with, but at this time of year, our local supermarket is the nearest I can get to have them in the kitchen. I don’t know if it is me not having green fingers or how they cultivate them, but they always seem to wither and droop rapidly. This is Thyme and it is delicious sprinkled across roasting chicken and vegetables.
My youngest has a cute small wooden fairy chair that sits outside our house. Sometimes she leaves them petals or flowers and they take them away and return a gift of their own. This was waiting for her the other day, so I told her a story about how the acorn cups were used to drink sweet tea out of when the fairy folk had their winter festival, and that they danced by moonlight alongside the river!
I have had these gems of a houseplant ( which I believe are a type of Geranium) since November!! They were part of my daughter’s birthday table decoration. Somehow they seem to love the windowsill, catching the morning sunlight looking so pretty in their pink clusters.
It has been a wild week weather wise with tempestuous storms, strong gales, and cold days. However, we have been blessed with seeing the sunshine a little more this week which we could do with plenty of!
I finished the book ‘Winter’ by Ali Smith. It was fantastic, although I often find it just suddenly ends and I am left wondering what happened to one of the main character’s called Art. Anyway, I am now embarking on my blind date with a book, which I posted an image of last week, about a woman who disappears to head off into the unknown to find herself.
A site that caught my eye is this beautiful one http://www.localmilkblog.com absolutely gorgeous food photography and eqaully tantilising recipies and a wonderful lifestyle!