I’ve moved my blog. I simply didn’t like the name of it any longer, it sounds a bit harsh and, well, not nice. The new name is Delightful Chatter and there I’ll be ChatteringAnne, chattering, delightfully. I hope you’ll join me!
Today I had the house all to myself for a precious moment. Or, at least, almost to myself: Daughter was outside taking a nap. It’s fun having the house full of life at all times, but sometimes solitude and silence is luxury to long for.
I’ve sat for a while now listening to the humming of a dishwasher and the ticking of a clock, while catching up on some of my favourite blogs and drinking a big cup of tea. This morning’s tea was Lipton’s Earl Grey in my in-laws’ blue seal cup. And the cinnamon bun was baked rather quickly last night after spending the entire day in the zoo. Rain came upon us during the last hours and called for warm, freshly baked buns as we came home.
My in-laws’ have almost a cupboard full of different cups and mugs gathered from across both time and space. Each one of them reflecting memories related to its purchase. I don’t know their stories so I make up my own. This seal, for instance, has been further north than I’ve ever been. Seen some spectacular mountains and scenic coastal views.
Enjoy your day 🙂
Husband, Son and my father-in-law went fishing and came back with four wee mackerels. Mother-in-law did the dirty work, and a few minutes later dinner was served.
One mackerel each. Fried in a pan with a heavy dose of butter, a spoon or two of sour cream and a good sprinkle of freshly cut parsley. Served with boiled potatoes fresh from the soil and a light cucumber salad.
The dish should be followed by rhubarb soup for desert, but unfortunately it is already out of season.
I’ve heard some call it lotion for the soul. It is soothing. It is refreshing. So I can see why.
Today my lotion was scented with the smell of sun-heated fields and a breeze surfing through huge, ancient oak trees. It also contained corn and potato fields, summer flowers and an eight-month-old littlegirl with a smile that put the sun to shame.
All if this is just off my doorstep these days. What is the best lotion for your soul?
The summer is coming to an end, but the days are still long, temperature is good and walking barefoot in the grass is still something you should do every day.
For tiny, young, little toes the best thing in the world is to splash in water. The sun shining and reflecting off every drop that shoots up in the air. The cold mist that settles on the sun-heated skin and cools it down.
For older children a pool of water can be a proper dilemma: should hands or feet go in first? The water holds hours of entertainment. And very soon hands, feet, arms and legs have been immersed.
Summer’s here and the living is easy