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As you can see the cake is yet to be touched! We ate too much other food. The good news is that there is enough rum in there to preserve the cake for the new year… or save it for another celebration, maybe?
That’s the great thing about new beginnings there are exciting choices to be made. There is no need to rush, though. Tasting good things at the appropriate time is a treat and should be savoured. Looking forward to the delicious tastes of life this year.
Trusting that you will receive similar special gifts to share with friends and family in 2018. Be blessed.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
Wow! Thanks to you I have 100 followers. All your following & likes are much appreciated. Happy days! I’m ruffling my feathers with pride. This majestic creature does it better, though… Now, I’m off to write my swan song.
Don’t forget to pack a book or your ereader/tablet. Today the roads and airports are crazy. The schools and colleges have finished. Yay!
Loose yourself within the pages to discover new places and people. It’s such a treat to have the time to read a whole novel. Don’t you think? I’m engrossed in some interesting historical fiction about my area. It goes way back to the Roundheads and Queen Mary and King James. There are feasts and battles galore! Pigeon pie was a meal fit for royalty, then. Today, I had salmon in pastry with prawns in a white wine sauce. That was delicious. Somehow I didn’t fancy pigeon pie!
Lately, I have been for a lovely picnic at a farm park and walked in a Hall gardens only last night. So, I’m grateful for the good weather and the freedom to roam the UK. Those ancient battles enabled my right of passage locally. What a debt I owe my ancestors. How blessed I am. If you like, call it essential research that I’m carrying out. Or it may be that I’m just taking time out to smell the roses.
Hoping you get the chance to do likewise, asap.
I said it with flowers. Sometimes formal isn’t best, though. These country flowers smell great and cheer up a table and the home it’s in. Many of the clipped foliage in the vase could be counted as weeds. There are even grasses, for goodness sake. That doesn’t mean to say they’re less valuable, in my opinion…
Nature does a grand job of raising a smile through the rich tapestry of flora it provides. Or is it God giving the free gift of a sweet aroma for all?
Either way, don’t forget to smell the roses.
I’ve been treated!Honestly, this pudding was delicious. Not with clotted cream but hey. The main was more healthy with moules Thai style. That was very tasty. There were frites alongsite, so quite calorific and definitely not free! I was in a city swanky restaurant recently.
What are basic comfort foods, I wonder? I’ll need to add that answer to my protagonist profile so that I might use it…This helps when #Amwriting… Strawberries or raspberries help me too.
We are enjoying a heat wave! Paddling pools and hose pipes out for slippy slides are essential. I got this henna tattoo on my foot to celebrate. Take a book to the festival for when you’re exhausted from dancing. Glastonbury is this weekend. Yay!
Sun cream and plenty of water to drink, too. Have fun in the sun:)
Hello! Sorry, I was quiet because we went on a family seaside holiday. Yay!!
As well as a huge Atlantic wind that blew the cobwebs away (our UV tent turned inside out!) we found a sheltered spot to catch some welcome rays. Talking of which, Devon has many jelly fish so take your beach shoes. The surfing was magnificent btw… So, it looked! I stuck to paddling in rock pools, mostly. Haha!
We took time to find beauty in the small things. Alongside the rough seas with powerful waves were these countless colourful jewels. What a blessing our coastline offers free for the enjoyment. The odd crab salad and strawberry cream tea brought smiles to our faces, too. Cornish ice cream is made with clotted cream…
Now the diet resumes. The indulgence was worth it:)
Well, I’ve dodged the showers and gone down to vote. What a job the next government have to do!
Don’t forget to mark your cross…
Today I edited a short story. At the moment, I couldn’t write the news. Are we in for a shock tomorrow? We’ll soon see.
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We are truly blessed.
Let’s continue to count our blessings.
Keep on keeping on.
Our countryside is blooming after the rain. These lilies are amazing. However, some things aren’t improving despite best efforts. Let’s stay vigil and keep trying to raise awareness of dangers. Sadly this was among this weeks news alongside terrorist activity.
Raising awareness and interrupting this activity is key. Standing together in love is the answer. What If I Go? attempts cultural cohesion. Please would you download a copy of my book for a friend?