18 October 2015

Gratitudes




Joining in with Taryn for her heartfelt Sunday tradition.

A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

This week I have been grateful for...

...an afternoon of knitting and drinking tea with friends

...being able to watch my daughter deep in imaginary play - creating a pancake cafe with the back of a chair, a fire tool, a glue stick, a play pig sty, a glass jar and some homemade paper.

...foraging - it was blackberries this week

...my wonderful community for finding Cameron when he was lost and looking after him until they found me.

...blue skies

...my nearest town which is full of small local shops

...nature in all its beauty

...washing dried outside

...wild yeasts to make bread

...a safe place to call home

24 comments:

  1. Hello Hello
    I have just stumbled across you blog today and have enjoyed reading your posts on this lazy Sunday...look forward to more Rachelle x

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    1. Welcome! I have found yours this week too but have yet to comment ;) I will be back!

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  2. Lovely post - can't begin to imagine your feelings on losing Cameron and just how grateful you were to find him safe! We could all do with joining you in listing things to be grateful for and so often like yours my list would be filled with simple things perhaps only noticed when slowing down.

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    1. I was grateful, it was dark which made it worse. Luckily I hadn't got to that point of looking everywhere he was likely to be be and not finding him. It is one of the benefits of living in a small village that nearly everyone knows us, so he felt safe with the lads that found him.

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  3. Blackberries!!! not many of them around here. Nice to still be drying washing outside.

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    1. Yep we picked two pounds and probably ate about half of those. We had a lovely pie with apples in too. People put there washing outside all year round here provided it is dry of course! It is suprising how much they do dry on a crisp winters day.

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  4. How scary, losing Cameron. I remember Eleanor going missing in a shopping centre, I was beside myself with worry. Like Cameron, she turned up safe and sound. I don't think we'll be drying washing on the line much longer, I don't have a dryer now so there'll be washing hung around the house drying soon.

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    1. Thank you Jo, I was worried but I hadn't reached the really worrying feeling as I hadn't looked everywhere he could be when I found him. I tend to out washing on the line all year round, provided it is dry, it is suprising even in Winter how dry they can get outside. I have a Sheila maid over my bath which finishes them off ;)

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  5. I just found your blog! Looking forward to looking around. I'm sorry you lost your son, how scary,but glad you had such wonderful neighbors to help you out. Definitely something to be grateful for.

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    1. Welcome Jeanette! I am so grateful to the lads that found him and came looking for me, one of the benefits of a small village we are known to most people ;)

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  6. aha...master interwebular detective that i am, i finally managed to track you down! :) thank you for visiting my little patch and leaving your thoughts....you've a very lovely space here and i very much look forward to reading more. xo

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    1. Welcome Mel! Thank you for visiting :)

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  7. So lovely to see you here again, I've missed reading your blog

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  8. Thank goodness C was found, it must have been worrying for you both. Hope you have a good week xxx

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    1. It was a worry but I hadn't reached the stage of panic as I hadn't searched everywhere he could be. Hope you have a good week too, I see from the time you are up late hope it is not health related ;)

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  9. No blog but i live in the UK and love to read blogs of like minded folk this side of the Atlantic. I think we both read the Barefoot Crofter and A Soulful Life too! :)

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  10. beautiful list that you have. I'm grateful for mornings alone, sunshine and woolen mitts and this glorious weather we are having here.

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  11. It must have been scary when Cameron was lost. I would feel very grateful too. I like reading about your gratitudes, you seem like a very thoughtful person who always takes the time to reflect on the good things in life.

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    1. It was, I breathed out very hard when I found him.

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  12. Lovely week...and blackberries still! So wonderful. Yum.

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  13. Oh m, my heart just sank when I read the line about Cameron. I'm so happy he is sound and safe. What wonderful things to be grateful for. You are truly blessed.

    Have a wonderful week-end!

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