Wednesday, 7 October 2015

My Wednesday meanderings of the mind . . .


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Lovely are the grey-blue twilights of October  . . . sitting at the window . . .  looking at the first stars which prick the darkening night sky . . .

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All too soon . . .  darkness drops down over the quiet fields and it is time tod raw the curtains and light the lamps.  It is now that one begins to rediscover the joys and comforts of home sweet home . . .


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Warming throws and steaming mugs . . .  to take the chill off . . .


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Tis good to be indoors . . .  listening to logs crackle and snap  . . .  the smell of apples and spice and woodsmoke . . . amidst the soft golden glow of lamplight reflected in the polished wood of chest and table . . .


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In such a place one can catch the very mood of the season . . . this tranquility of spirit which comes with the twilight of the year . . .

✻ღϠ₡ღ¸.✻´´¯`✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ.. "I see the winter 
approaching without much concern,
though a passionate lover of fine weather
and the pleasant scents of summer.
But the long evenings have their comforts too;
and there is hardly to be found upon the earth,
I suppose . . .  so snug a creater as 
an Englishman by his fireside, in the winter.
I mean, however, an Englishman that lives in the country.
~Wm. Cowper, Oct. 7th, 1783  ✻ღϠ₡ღ¸.✻´´¯`✻.¸¸.Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ..✻


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There has been a lovely article written about my daughter Amanda in the Dal News.  (Dalhousie Uni Newsletter.)  You can read it here.   I am very proud of my girl.


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Cooking in The English Kitchen today  . . .  Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin.   So good . . . ☺

Have a beautiful Wednesday.  Off to have bloods done this morning.  I do hope that Todd is feeling better, for he was feeling very poorly yesterday . . .

Don't forget!

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And I do too!



9 comments:

Suze said...

Marie I hope your efforts are rewarded with better numbers. God bless.

Mum broke a tooth so I have dirven well over 200 km taking her to the dentist and all the other places she wanted to see. Now I am tired. Early dinner for me, tonight. Fortunately the high temperatures of the last few days have eased off and today was far more pleasant.

Have a good day everyone.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Congrats to your daughter on all she has achieved. Hope Todd is better and that you have a wonderful Wednesday there.

La Table De Nana said...

What a wonderful career path she chose..children..pain..helping.
She is your runner also right?
Have a great day Marie.

Marie Rayner said...

We will see Suzan. They just took bloods, not sure when the results co,e back. I will have to call! Xoxo

Thanks Pam, she has always been an over achievers! I can remember her crying if she got a mistake on her spelling tests in primary school. Todd is a little bit better, but still has a long ways to go! Xoxo

She is my ultimate frisbee player and ruler Monique! She's really lucky in that she has a very supportive husband! Xoxo

Valerie H. said...

Proud Mamma you have to be! Great achievement!
I hope Todd is feel back to normal now. Kyle and Breanna both have food poisoning.
xoxo

Marie Rayner said...

Oh dear Val! How awful for them! I wonder what they ate? Yikes! Hope they recover quickly! Todd is beginning to feel a bit better. Hopefully he'll get a full nights sleep tonight! Xoxo

Sybil said...

So sorry I missed yesterday....I don't think I've come to from my holiday yet...can jet lag last a week LOL..sorry to read that Todd is not very well,please give him a wee hug from me...I am sure with your wonderful care he will be soon on the mend. Also wonder how your blood was today hope that it's ok and that you are able to stay away from injections for the diabetics...

Sybil said...

Marie, I am up here near Edinburgh and the last blog news I have from you is dated Wednesday the 7 th ??? I hope that you are ok....I seem to be getting my other blogs through....Once I'm home I will check things again and I'll find your phone number if I d not see any update from you xxx

Sybil said...

Just sent a message I'm not sure it's gone I'm in Edinburgh home tomorrow will call then. Worried about you as I've heard nor seen any blogs since last Wednesday the 7 th xxx