Out for morning tea one day late this week
we spotted buckets of jonquils at a farm gate.
Honestly, I love the old-fashioned honesty box.
Rarely seen these days.
We purchased two big farm fresh bunches ($5 per bunch).
Our home smells heavenly.
Listening: Heartpoet purchased me a number of new CD's recently to put in our 4WD for road trips. Ed Sheeran's new CD X was one. The first song is called One. Neither of us had heard it before. We both instantly loved it. Moved me to tears the first time it played.
Eating: Just putting together a delish platter of fruits, cheeses, balsamic onions, nuts and crackers to take to a family get-together.
Drinking: Yellowglen Vintage Bella - a refreshingly sweet drop - luscious pink in colour - the bubbles cheekily dance on your tongue.
Wearing: Leggings, cami top, boho style light weight long in length zippered jacket and boots.
Feeling: frustrated with Brenton. He heads off on a most exciting voyage this weekend (his 21st birthday present from Heartpoet and myself). I am a super organised type person. Brenton is a last minute type person. We are attempting a happy middle ground that makes neither of us anxious ha! Patience is being tested on both sides. It's a learning curve for us both :P I love him to bits and he me - we will get there. Meanwhile Heartpoet who falls somewhere in the middle regarding this sort of thing just nods and agrees with us both - smart man ;)
Weather: It's winter here in Aus. Yesterday Mother Nature forgot that fact and thought it was late Spring! Weather forecasts today predict she has come to her senses and the summery feel in Brisbane is about to come to an abrupt end.
Wanting: to book Heartpoet's and my next getaway asap. Life is for living!
Needing: I didn't need a perfect one (although he is perfect to me), I just needed someone who could make me feel that I'm the only one. I found that in December 2000 with my Poet.
Thinking: that I am blessed to have found 'The One' after having my heart broken in my 30's. Many go their whole lives NEVER finding 'The One'.
Enjoying: Someone I recently met has gone from acquaintance to lovely new friend over recent weeks. Aristotle is famously quoted as saying - "The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend." :D - Have you made a new friend lately?
Missing: the night sky from our recent getaway. If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'd bet they'd live life a lot differently.
Watching: During our recent getaway Heartpoet and I watched The French Lieutenant's Woman on DVD starring a young Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles it was made into a film that was released in 1981 (long before Heartpoet and I got together as a couple). Surprisingly neither of us had seen it before. We really enjoyed it. Heartpoet felt it had a real Wuthering Heights feel to it and I agreed. A beautiful haunting tale. Have you seen it?
Reading: Whilst away I read Bad Girls & Wicked Women: The Most Powerful, Shocking, Amazing, Thrilling & Dangerous Women of All Time is an historic survey of 22 of the most ruthless and ambitious women in history. These are sassy, brilliant, magnetic, cunning and tough-as-nails women who defied the social mores of their eras. These anti-heroines battled against the odds and often against the status quo, succeeding in turning the power structure, if only for a short time, directly on its head. Some were cruel, some were visionary and some were blinded by ambition or love. A fabulous read! Read a good book lately?