There has been a strange little bug passing through our doors here. I am a firm believer that sometimes when we have too much going on we tend to catch a little something that makes us hole up and nurture ourselves a bit more than normal. The first couple of weeks back after the holiday have been a stretch in many ways.
Here is my new breakfast, jumbo porridge oats, who knew! I brought them by mistake and wasn't quite sure whether they would become the creamy porridge I was used to. A good slosh of soya milk and a gentle heating makes a hearty, chunky bowl of porridge. Add some chopped banana, raisins and drizzle on the honey. Very nurturing indeed.
Can you see the picture in the background? This is Sidmouth in Devon. It's a very genteel British seaside town, slightly lost in time with beautiful red cliffs and a pebble beach. A large piece of my heart lives here. My Mum used to live here. Many car journeys were made back and forth here over the last 10 years. I'm a little sad that i haven't managed to get there this summer. It's calling me. Perhaps a little trip in the Autumn when my little dog is allowed to have a paddle on the beach.
Do you know Hesta of Clover clogg? she makes the most wonderful funky and crafty dolls, amongst other things. She has just opened a little workshop near the beach there, with a handpainted floor sign saying, Sew a little happiness, I am a little envious of course. Good luck Hesta, hope to meet you there one day.
While i am swinging my camera about I thought i would show you a picture of my very white living room! and yes the mirror still need to be hung, and the curtain rail needs putting up again too. Sometimes I think I should really buy a drill and learn how to use it! instead of prowling around waiting for unsuspecting candidates and asking them to do it........
I have a lot of work to do here now to cozy up this space. I love the light space and yes I'm still sleeping in the conservatory. Apparently I'm not alone here. The cold will win in the end of course!
and yes pompoms, I did say that, nearly forgot! I have a slight craze on here. I will show you more soon and my autumn inspiration too.
I'm making them the old fashioned way and a crochet hook is very useful for pulling through the threads. Their actually coming together quite quickly. Anyway must go and make more, do you feel a pompom coming on.......?!
Catch you soon