i was delighted, the children were all coming through to my place for lunch. i have a 'new' second hand dining room table with an extending table top and six chairs. i picked it up for a song at the local thrift shop. damn beautiful thing, solid mahogany. sunday was our first chance to use it at full capacity! what a wonderful day, the grandchildren love my new home, plenty of room and exciting spaces to hide, the old house seems able to absorb their excitement and noise whilst remaining a tranquil and peaceful space. guess those victorians knew a thing or two about building homes for large families.
i am a super lucky mom as my scots children spoil me on mothering sunday and pj back home in south africa remembers me on mother's day!
today the high hills beyond the village are adorned with a sprinkling of snow. although the sun is shining the wind has an icy touch. i wrapped up warm and enjoyed my walk around the village and out onto the sea wall. i love it out there with only the surge of the sea and the mewling gulls. this afternoon the tide was a way out and the floating bed of sea weed was exposed. i always walk to the very end of the wall and stand and stare into the churning sea below. i dream of summer and a fishing rod, of what a fine place this would be, to sit, rod in hand whiling away the hours. of course, come summer, there will probably be crowds of tourists invading my quiet kingdom! if i lean with my back to the sea wall, i can see my village, pretty as a picture, somnolent in the winter sunshine. as far as my sight can stretch...the ayrshire coastline unfolds.what a sight...
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"There are too many people, and too few human beings." Robert Zend
"Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of those pieces."