Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I’m being busy getting ahead with all my regular writing work because we are on the move
again. No, I’m not going back to Wales. We are moving to our own place here in Malvern
where I belong. After two years in The Stables we’ve collected lots of stuff so are in the process of sorting things out. Decluttering. There are now piles waiting to go to the tip, the charity shop and a car boot sale.
Wandering around antique shops in Tewkesbury probably wasn’t a good idea as I had to resist buying several items. Back home I told the LSO (Long Suffering One) we really should go back for the little coffee set. French, ravishing colours and in a wooden box. He reminded me that I don’t drink coffee and anyway the cups would be too tiny if I did.
‘Sometimes you just have to have something that’s beautiful but useless,’ I said.
And the LSO replied, ‘That’s why I have you!’
Is that a compliment?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Little Things

A new friend, Ann, made at Book Club, arrives on the step with a twig of blossom. ‘I pinched it
from someone’s garden,’ she tells me. I put it in a slender vase. It looks very Japanese.