Monday, February 11, 2008

A Good Read...

Sorry, I seem to have dropped off the radar for quite some time now. I'm not sure why exactly other than the fact that sitting down blogging seemed to be something that I just couldn't get around to...what with the taking photos, resizing, writing, rewriting and more rewriting and then some self doubt to go with. You know what I mean. Just as soon as you post it you think, "I hope that didn't seem too silly!" I'm sure that everybody must get this from time to time. Anyway, I hope to be a regular again now I feel like I've gotten back into the swing of things.

I have been enjoying this regular rain we are getting just as much as my vegetables.
I have only done a little bit of painting for my charms and hopefully, all things going as planned, I will get stuck into charm making any day now....I'm not very good at ignoring all the other loves I have and tend to get side tracked quite easily.
Cooking is one of my favourite things to do at the moment. I think because the weather has been so beautiful and cool- barely a day has gone over 30 degrees which is really good for summer- turning the oven on at any time of day has been possible as the house doesn't get too hot (no airconditoning).
My good friend Cathy gave me this beautiful book for Christmas and I have really enjoyed reading it. Oh, and looking at all the pretty pictures. I'm afraid I cut the authors name off the bottom of the picture accidently. It is written by Bronnie Masefau and the photography is by Frank Hurrell.
Such pretty pictures to make your mouth water and to get everyone very inspired to create a warm and welcoming home.
Another lovely read has been "Rosehips and Crabapples" by Susan Irvine. This little treasure was given to me by my mother who also appreciates beautiful books of every description.
This is Susan's diary of the restoration of Forest Hall and its gardens in the Tasmanian countryside.
I am enjoying every minute of it.

A happy week to everyone, Angela.