#100happydays Day 1-garden sunshine

The spring has definitely come back and may even be whispering about the thoughts of summer! I love our new garden; it’s definitely what you’d call “mature” and looks really well organised and planned – originally! The blossom from the trees has pretty much gone now, but it’s gorgeously green and lush at the moment….and growing a little too out of control! It needs some tlc, and then will look absolutely fab.    

There and back again….

Not an original title, I grant you. But fairly true nonetheless. I have been here before. I have returned. January’s always a funny time of year. It’s a time when people at work are saying no to cakes (highly unusual, doesn’t last) and when there are more runners on the streets as I drive home. It’s when all the adverts are about weight loss, debt reduction, and end-of-season furniture sales. A time to make resolutions and have, in the next breath, someone tell you that they don’t make them because nobody ever keeps to them – as though the possible …

Poetry Friday: The Hug

I thought it’d be nice to introduce some more regular posting, and to take the opportunity to share some things I find inspirational or interesting here.  I love poetry; I read quite a bit of it, mostly for work but am trying to read some more modern work as well, and there’s something truly stunning about the way poets manage to use language in such a concise and glorious way. The Hug It was your birthday, we had drunk and dined Half of the night with our old friend Who’d showed us in the end To a bed I reached …