"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Monday, 30 September 2013

goodbye september..

September.....a very eventful month this year and not a bad month to be saying goodbye to.  Today, being the last day of the month, Cape Town is finally warm and bright. Bring in the light, I say.
My morning walks with Fay, sometimes in the drizzle and wind, have been good for my soul, a wonderful time to breathe in the fresh (and sometimes freezing) air, clear the head and watch the blossoms appear before our eyes.
The wisteria in my front garden is creeping beautifully over the arch but, for the third year in the row, there is no sign of a blossom.  It was cut back very severely before winter and has been fertilised and sprayed.
What do you do?  I so want to have bunches of the violet blooms framing the archway in Spring but it does not happen.  How can you bring yourself to dig out a perfectly healthy and pretty plant just because it does not flower? Maybe one more chance? (Then straight to the naughty corner, next year)

What it should look like

Everything seems better when the sun is shining.  The clivia through the blinds this morning.

A bright table setting to match the Spring mood.

All was not bad in September.  We were lucky to have a visit from Victoria - Lucie's sister from Glasgow, who visited on her own for two weeks.  She has the ability to bring sunshine into people's lives.  Come back soon, Victoria.

Nic is getting much stronger.  He has a great doctor and team of physios looking after him.  The girls in his class are taking notes for him and he can now do some work from a LazyBoy chair we have stolen from my mother.  He has a long road of rehab ahead of him but he is positive guy who is now needing all of the "Positive Troll" energy he usually uses for others, for himself. Go Nic!
White rabbit, white rabbit, white rabbit.  Do you say it on waking on the 1st of the month?  Do it!  I think I forgot for the last two months, so taking no chances this time.

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