Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Joie de Vivre (part 1)

Let's just forget all the posts I was meant to write and wrote many times over in my head whilst I was ill there. I had another mental breakdown - so boring!

But dear friends this last weekend was a true celebration of life, nature and love. So I think we ought to just start from there, okay? Maybe one day soon I will do a big post of photos from all the harvests Andrew brought home but for now we are drifting back in our minds to Saturday *insert waving lines here*.......


The noise of the birds, the rustle of trees, still air, deep breathing and the rhythmic sound of Andrew's scythe. I stood for a moment in the brightness and warmth of the sunshine and the world seemed to disappear and there were only these moments and a feeling of contentment and love. In this place, in this peace, I found I was smiling, genuinely at ease - all was a dream. Having been so mentally ill it was as though Nature was holding me in her arms, cooling my burnt out soul and giving me a sense of purpose.

I took upon a task -' the corner of shame' was going to be tackled and I was the one to do it. I had energy I had foresight to see the finished results and the relief for both myself and Andrew; we both had been ignoring it :) Really, we had it ignored it to the point where things were missing in there, the climbing rose was dead and goodness knows the majority of it was rubbish *blush*


Andrew did great work on the paths which had started to become dangerously long and I had fallen more than once already (look at how it is just past our plot). The council is meant to keep these under control but they don't - I guess they haven't the time, resources or the interest. Pity as it takes up most of a good days work, particularly when it has to be done by hand...

I found Alan II - I was sure he was lost for good, in fact I secretly thought he had been killed and disposed off in my absence, hahaha. He raises once again as guardian of the plot :)


 But then, guess what?! A timely phone call came reminding us it was Rylee's 1st Birthday and there were cuddles to give and cake to eat :) How can you say no to that?? Though darn and blast it I forget my camera so I have had to steal this from Mamma G's Facebook page....though I had to add a birthday frame :)


After the party we went back to the plot and Mamma G and Anne followed behind but I think that is a good place to pause in this post...more soon from Super Saturday...

10 comments:

  1. I'm glad that you had a happy time and that nature did a good job of nurturing you.

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  2. So sorry to hear you've been ill. Glad you had a good weekend though. I'm looking forward to hearing about the rest of your lovely day. It's always satisfying to tackle "those" corners.

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  3. Being busy and enjoying yourselves is a good, and worthwhile, combination.
    Flighty xx

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  4. I'm so happy that you had a happy weekend :) love the gnome

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  5. Dear Carrie,
    I loved EVERYTHING about this post -- the title, the pics, what you wrote! I LOVE this: "I stood for a moment in the brightness and warmth of the sunshine and the world seemed to disappear and there were only these moments and a feeling of contentment and love"... it gave me goose bumps. I love those wonderful moments, when you feel like one with the Universe. I think it's worth being alive just for those marvelous moments...
    You look cute in those braids!!! :)
    Keep enjoying those moments of bliss! :) Lots of love!!!
    xxxx

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  6. Annuk you absolute sweetheart. Thank you for this comment, it really was a good day. My plaits are a new must have at the Lottie - hair off my neck, not getting in the way and no ponytail redos with stinky hands xxx trying to get caught up with all your news! X

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  7. Keith - thanks, here's to more xxx

    Mike - it's the best feeling :-)

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  8. CJ - well by now you'll have the rest of the day read, lol. I'm so behind myself with my blogs xxx

    Sue - nature is the best!

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  9. CJ - well by now you'll have the rest of the day read, lol. I'm so behind myself with my blogs xxx

    Sue - nature is the best!

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  10. Welcome back, Carrie! We are all behind with blog reading. So heart-warming to find this as I work my way thru the heap of posts.

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