Sunday, 15 February 2009

Some things are just not meant to be............



I was going to Paris this week........anyone that knows me, knows that for years 'Paris' is one of those wonderful places where I have so wanted to go ...........I was offered this place with work, helping with some of our students on a Paris visit, I only found out I was going just one week earlier, it was a lovely surprise and I was over the moon and could not believe my luck. So many people helped at work and home to make this happen for me.... can you believe I got the flu the day before the visit... and I could not go. I haven't honestly been so poorly in years..... so lots of tears later and I am still in bed... but I have stopped crying and started sewing a button necklace, there is always next year....and who knows what might happen then.......
With love from a very cosy snuffly bedroom...
Hugs Lynn xx

Sunday, 8 February 2009

To cook is to create................




I was overawed in my last post by your comments, by your work loads, by your commitments. I have not been able to reply to you all, I am sorry for that, but I will reply as soon as I can. Your words are special to me and my world is so much nicer for having you around!!
We all work so hard for our family's, for ourselves, creating a whole and beautiful place to be happy and together. I was making marmalade, the smell of oranges filled our home for days, making it feel cosy and homely, chunky Seville for my husband... sweet Tangerine for my mom..... because I know they love it, and home made is much cheaper!!!
When I had finished bottling them I felt really satisfied that I had made them myself, and I thought yes, this is another extension of a woman's creativity, cooking, homemaking, everyday meals, things we happily (almost unknowingly) create every day, with care and love.
So if you have time, please share with me the things that you do that, give you a glow, that helps your home twinkle in these quiet snowy days.
Love and hugs for a peaceful and happy week
Lynn xxx