Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Fluttering from the autumn tree.
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.
Nature XXVII, Autumn.
October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
I'm soooo delighted to be doing this post. I have a broad smile on my face as I type and love, love, love every second of it!!!
Do you want to know why? Read on...
These past few weeks I've been enjoying some 'countryside' posts here in blogland, thinking how blessed some people are to be living in such beautiful surroundings. I was patiently waiting for that autumn weekend that I would go to my village and it wouldn't just be cleaning, cooking and washing up. In fact, I'd planned it in such a way that I would find time for a short walk, no matter what -well, weather permitting, of course. So on Saturday morning we woke up to cloudy, yet dry weather and after my (long) morning coffee we set out -my dad, little one and me- for a little walk to my dad's (small) vineyard/veggie garden. There was still a lot a green around (this is the Greek autumn) but we also saw some autumnal colours, together with a few seasonal treats on the trees. We collected a few leaves, too but I'll show you these on a different post.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
..."look at the back, more stickers! Come on! Don't read the note now...let's see what's inside!..."
..."it's a book! Can I get the stickers now?"
Well, giveaways are always fun but when what you win is a book, that's perfect. Sarah has sent me 'The Secret Garden' and some lovely printouts of her own collection. (If you enlarge the last photo you'll see the black and white drawing of a girl.) The book is a copy that belonged to her and it smells like you're in an antique bookshop. So precious! I'm over-excited!!!
And there was another surprise in the book: a set of Royal Mail stamps showing postboxes! Wonderful! I can enlarge these and use them at work to bring an air of England to my classes and I could also turn them into bookmarks.
Here's a view of everything that was in the parcel.
Thanks so much Sarah!
Have a lovely rest of the week everyone!
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
This poem from one of the films that's marked my being, Dead Poets' Society, sprang to mind completely out of the blue while I was drying my hair of all possible times!
I was obsessed with it (the poem) when I first saw the film, had written it on a piece of paper and put it on my desk to read every day. It helped me through some tough times but I haven't thought about it for a while.
Carpe Diem my friends (and myself)!
Seize the Day.
Thursday, 8 October 2009
Lovely Christina from Soul Aperture has had this idea of supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness Month by posting something pink each Thursday of October. I only found out on Sunday so I missed the first one but I'm participating from now on.
Monday, 5 October 2009
On the way home I thought of spoiling myself some more. My purse would've screamed if it could but luckily for it the cut flowers were not that fresh so I got this little pot - much cheaper than a bouquet. Now I have two little plants, yay! (remember my 'patience'?)
From my corner of the world to yours
Have a lovely week!
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
Now, I'm feeling much better today, thank you very much, and enjoying my day-off. Little one went to school as usual - hubby took him- and I had the morning all to myself, pyjamas and all.
My best friend was working in the afternoon so she came over for coffee, little cheese-pies that she brought and chit-chat. (picture of muffins is irrelevant actually, just wanted something to mark the laid back beginning of the day)
Then it was major ironing expedition. Yes, true; an expedition: me against mountains of creased clothes and linens. So far, I've won a few battles but the war is not over yet.
Tear the paper up at the top, grate some yellow cheese on them and put them back in the oven till you're satisfied with the colour.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Edit * How do you like my mosaic? I used Picasa 2.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Happy October everyone. This is my birthday month; I'm forty. Wow! Forty! (now I sound like my son here.)
Anyway, more on that in two weeks.
Now, you may wonder why I'm posting these pictures here. Well, October began with a cold out of nowhere - I wish I was asked by the little fellow- the cold that is 'Is it a good time for me to pay a visit?'. 'No, it isn't', I would answer. 'I've a 4-day weekend ahead and lots of housework planned, plus a long-delayed visit to the hairdresser'. But no; colds appear unannounced!!! How rude!
Anyway, after spending two hours in bed -don't be misled by the photos; I only read a couple of pages before falling asleep; it took more time to take the photos- and after taking a painkiller for my awful headache, I was up and about ready to spend some time with little one.
I've been looking for something to decorate this box with for ages. It's got the perfect size and depth for all his crafts and gifts from his first pre-school.
These cards were gifts from his teachers on his birthday and name-day. They have a photo of him inside. Click to see the details- they're fantastic.