How are you all? Coping in a myriad of different ways I dare say, I wanted to pop in and say hello, obviously not the usual post of sorts but some words of reflection and calm I hope.
Have you found your routine yet? I think I have I’m still avoiding as much news as possible and going with the flow. Carving out time to enjoy a coffee and sit with my many interior books. They have brought great solace and contemplation over the last few weeks and for a restless mind like mine have made me stop and thoroughly enjoy the process. It has also made me realise how much our little home is a sanctuary, I am truly blessed to have it and rather than looking at all its flaws I have seen it with fresh eyes. I’m tackling those left over jobs too, changing the odd light fitting that’s been on the to do list for a long time and I may hopefully get around to sanding back our bedroom floor so I can then paint the skirting boards, I’ve got the paint from Atelier Ellis so I have no excuses.
I must admit to getting the cleaning bug, I do have routines for such things but I’ve suddenly started those big cleans that you put off doing, that sounds like another blog post for the future doesn’t it. Also the garden is looking the best it has in a long while, not restricting being out there to weekends because we haven’t got the time, its been cathartic to potter about every day, watching the daily changes. I’ve been lucky to be able to get compost from our local farm shop that are running a call & collect service and treated myself to a few new blooms to add to the borders from Sarah Raven and Crocus who are doing an amazing job still supplying online orders. I’ve planted some seeds, fingers crossed they germinate so I can fill lots of planters with cosmos in the Summer months and I finally managed to put festoon lights up over the gravelled seating area which has brought much joy I can tell you!
So hopefully you are having more good days than bad, look for all the positives, take things at your own pace, it doesn’t matter that you haven’t made sourdough or banana bread, written a novel or learnt to speak Japanese. Embrace the small things and keep smiling and try and avoid supermarkets as much as you can!
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