Friday, February 18, 2011

Home Baked Aromas

I love the way our home smells when I have been baking!! I think of it as comforting, I always try to get our bread made and the next days cake into the oven at around 2.30-3.00 in the afternoon so that when the children come in from the bus after school they can smell it in the driveway!
 I do have very romantic ideas of them growing up with these fond cosy memories of home, bringing my grandchildren to visit "Nanna's" house still scented with my lavender and rose beeswax polish, and warm "fruity buns" dripping with butter or perhaps some apple and cinnamon muffins, ready for stories and songs.....

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Quiet Life

It is so important to have somewhere you can go to quiet the mind, a place of peace. My children call it Mummys Ahhhh moment , whether you take a pot of your favorite tea or a tall glass of your homemade cordial with ice, to sit for half an hour in a place of beauty quietly in your own thoughts. Not only is it calming but it rejuvinates you and inspires the most lovely things!

I find that in spring and summer my favorite spot is in our garden, My son Joshua set up a small table and chair with a pretty cloth and some lovely cussions for me, right in the middle of all of the flower gardens only last week as a suprise! The view is beautiful ....
When the weather turns cool, I sit in my " Good Room" I suppose you could call it my Parlour, I just love to be surrounded by special things! It is definitely worth the effort to make your home beautiful, because it is not just yours, but your familys sanctuary..

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My favorite things

                  Here is a beautiful bouquet, grown by my son Patrick and picked by my daughter Gracie. Fresh  flowers give me such joy! This is an example of one of the little things you can do even when on a very tight budget to make a house a home, be sure to replace them when they start to die though, as that is one thing I cant bear is vases of half dead blooms with smelly water !