I'm such a homebody....even more nowadays than when I was younger. I love to be at home in my own space, it's where I can relax and be myself.
My home is a bit cluttered and worn, but it's warm and cosy and full of people I love.
I wish that I enjoyed house work more as I do think home-making is a wonderful role. I'm happiest when things are tidy and I'm organised but so often that's not the case.
So I guess I'm hoping this series of posts will inspire me to try a bit harder to keep on top of things and look at these tasks in a new light. THIS post by Rhonda that Tina linked to really inspires me (as does Tina's blog )
So here are a few images celebrating time at home. Very ordinary but at the same time so precious .
At this time of year, especially when the weather is miserable, the sight and scent of spring flowers lift my spirits. They are like a promise of warm weather to come and distract my eye from the outdoor gloom.
My boys are rather gadget obsessed so it always makes me happy when they try some" old fashioned" play. This was eldest making a model he got for Christmas from his Nanna....she buys great, fun gifts for all her gradnchildren.
The weather was dark and rainy the next day and it felt lovely to light the fire and stay indoors.
I'm not the best or keenest cook but I can see that there is a great satisfaction to be gained from preparing a healthy, tasty meal for your family, from scratch.
Retuning home on this windy but sunny afternoon my porch was bright and cheery. I noticed how nice this old project of mine from 2009 was looking in the corner. I even managed to find a link to the pattern for you lovelies if you are interested it's on Ravelry HERE. This was made shortly after I had rediscovered crochet and had only just discovered blogland.
Getting up in the dark is never easy for me, that feeling of being dragged from a deep sleep by a buzzer going off in what seems like the middle of the night is pretty unpleasant. I'll be so glad when the early mornings are lighter . When I stumbled into the kitchen, still half asleep, yesterday morning this sight made me smile....lots of cheerful flowers and my Amaryllis is suddenly shooting up now.
As you can see I've been having fun doing a bit of editing....I may or may not continue to do this bit ....photos in my other posts will be how they always have been.
At the end of 2014 I hope to have lots posts, all celebrating the little homely things that mean so much.
"Where we love is home - home our feet may leave, but not our hearts" Oliver Wendell Holmes.