The Edinburgh adventure is over. I am back at home. I am back at the office (craving cake). And it’s really good.
So this week’s blog is an ode to the humdrum of home, and I have collected some photos of my favourite humdrum corners.
And here is a building I pass every day on my walk to the station, and I’ve always liked it. I salute you with my wonky photo, green and brick housing block!
This was my desk yesterday on my return to work. Typically chaotic.
And then of course there is nature. I left my fruit and veg planter in my husband’s hands during my absence, and here is the state of our tomato plant now. Miraculously still producing tomatoes despite being brown and shrivelled. Apparently he had no idea I meant watering it *every day*.
It’s really good to feel like you belong somewhere.
I’m reading a beautiful poem of a book at the moment, a gift from a friend, called One Thousand Gifts. The title refers to the author’s journey (struggle maybe, but only at first) to list a thousand blessings she has received from God. Things to make her more grateful.
117. Washing the warm eggs
118. Crackle in fireplace
119. Still warm cookies
783. Forgiveness of a sister
882. Toothless smiles
891. Earthy aroma of the woods
I don’t have a list, but I feel very grateful at the moment, and I’m trying to stay that way. Grateful for late summer sun, for family, for space, for expected babies (not mine!), for my local park (oops, that’s the start of list).
What do you love most about your home?