Monday, July 8


Today we stayed home, we rested, we pottered, we didn't do much at all.  I thought about conversations had and wise words shared, I pondered, I did a little cooking and a little washing, I had a chat with my Nan.  It was a good day, a happy day, a day to be grateful, a day to reflect, a day to look ahead and not behind.
1. Lunch time snack, grilled pineapple, cheese and tomato on toast.
2. My first attempt at soap making, a class I attended with a lovely lady.  It was so much fun I can't wait to make some more.
3. A raw chocolate milkshake.
4. Making tea in the afternoon light.
5. Molly surveying the yard.
6. Free marigolds popping up where the old ones used to be.
7. Green tomatoes picked before the caterpillars eat them, hoping they will ripen.
8. A pair of jeans waiting to be hemmed up.

I hope your Monday was a lovely one.  Here are some quotes that inspired me today, maybe you will find them inspiring too.

                 Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours. 

Strength will grow from the heart, blossom as results, and wither in others' hearts as seeds.


  1. That soap looks amazing, I can see why you're inspired to make more. I love you're tomatoes all lined up, i found our green ones just needed warmth, not necessarily light. I also had the genius of putting them in s single layer on newspaper in a basket, any that went bad didnt infect the others or make s huge mess. we have self sown marigolds at our house too, natures gifts.

  2. Sounds like a lovely start to your holidays. Beautiful photos, I love the free marigolds popping up, love the swedish proverb too, hugs Wendy xx

  3. What a lovely post to share! Clever you making soap...I am still yet to try. I always love the pics of your puppy...she is so regal lol!

  4. I love this Post too Catherine - you have actually said so much in just a few sentences. How I wish I could just pick up the phone and call my Grandma like old days - she is sadly no longer with us. Enjoy those beautiful conversation with her. Have a lovely week. Mel xxx

  5. Ahh Catherine, you are inspiring me to play with my camera!

  6. Your day sounded like one of the ones I like best... pottering around home with a dash of cooking, a dash of crafting and a dash of gardening :) Your soaps look so pretty and your milkshake sounds yummy... I just checked out the recipe. Hope the rest of your week is equally lovely xx

  7. Your photos have the drawing in power...beautiful....and how clean is your fridge...I have clean fridge envy. xx


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