Happy Mother's Day
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
This could be the first day of Spring. The wind has lessened and has lost its cruel bite and the Sun has such warmth in it. I have been doing a spot of spring cleaning indoors and a bit of sweeping outdoors so I am feeling pretty smug now but a wee bit worn out. Time for a quick blog before I cook,
Blessings have been absent far too long. Well not absent but have not been noted here. Here are five just for today.
Sunshine, spring weather.
Goes without saying really, I am rather repeating myself.
Free logs. Our local forestry angel felled a dying ash tree for us and we now have plenty of free wood. The tree was right on the edge of the riverbank and was leaning rather - so much so that had it fallen it could have blocked the flow of the river. Not a nice thought should it flood again. Nothing pleases me more than the sight of a load of new logs and free ones are even more pleasing to behold.
I bought myself a bunch of daffodils on Friday for 99p. I have them on my desk and they are so cheering, they were only in bud but have opened now into those lovely big old--fashioned blooms. At work I have on the counter a little pot of miniature ones, narcissi probably and I noticed that one or two have twin flowers on one stem - I have never seem that before.
Ireland won the rugby yesterday! Sorry Wales.
Having read two really good novels recently I am seeking suggestions for a good novel to read.. I have tried one or two but they have not gripped me. Any suggestions welcome. I need a good book to live in.
I have rediscovered Delia Smith lately. In the absence of a mother to do so, Delia did rather teach me to cook many years ago and I am still impressed by her. I call her St Delia. Her recipes never fail and always taste delicious. I dip into her website when I am brain dead and can’t think of what to eat or what to cook. She has many wonderful suggestions and recipes for almost everything you can think of. The site comes in handy when I am doing a shopping list.
Talking of shopping I have a bit of a wish list. I am coveting a carpet bag even though I already have one and I am wanting to buy tops of (tiny) floral prints _ I am sure it is the need for spring flowers manifesting itself. I am also wanting to fill the cottage with scent, it may have to be candles instead of flowers. I guess I just can‘t wait for summer.
I watched a good film last night. Disney for grown ups really. It was ‘Up’ and was really enjoyable, if you haven’t seen it try and catch it because it is really one for oldies. Quite moving and works on several levels if you get me. I have The Hurt Locker to watch next, that will be a different film altogether.
Well that’s all for now, I have to go and cook.
Bye for now,
Go mbeannai Dia duit,