Gently




I need to dip my toe back into the water of blogging. It always seems to find the words again following an absence. Like trying to get back into regular exercise after a break, Ok, perhaps not quite so difficult as exercising.




I thought I would look through my photographs from the last few weeks for inspiration.




So here we are, snapshots of life lived. Just a few words for each, a way back in, immersing my feet in the water so to speak.



I think perhaps Easter is the best of holidays, none of the pressure of Christmas, green shoots and a little sunshine, longer days and chocolate of course.




This cup was bought by Tilly on a recent jaunt to a nearby antiques centre. She said she wanted a pretty cup to drink her tea from, a cup just for her. She spent a long time looking at each of the china cups, occasionally asking my opinion, carefully considering. She counted out her money and as the lady handed over the carefully wrapped package she turned to me, her smile brimming over and said
"Mummy, I tricked you, it's not for me, it's actually for you"
I could have wept right there and then, I almost did.

Comments

dottycookie said…
Oh, the cup story is wonderfully heartwarming. I feel a tiny bit weepy on your behalf!

It's good to see you again.
silverpebble said…
I think you'll always remember that moment now - her choice was perfect.
Arianwen said…
I was about to be shocked that Tilly was drinking tea, but what a sweetie! she has very good taste!
Dragonfly said…
I'm all choked up!

I love photos of a life lived. They tell so much.
MrsP said…
the teacup story is lovely- what a special little girl
Jx
valct4joy said…
This is such a lovely story and it makes a mother feel that she's really done a lot right in the child raising process. As for dipping your toes in, I think you've already dived right in with great success.
Awww, bless.

Lovely images of your Easter.
martha said…
What a sweet, sweet girl. And it shows that she has sweet, considerate parents as well.

I hope you had a lovely Easter.
kristina said…
So sweet! And you can think of that moment every time you have a cup of tea! K x
rachel said…
What a lovely and loving child she is!
Donna said…
How sweet 8-) what a wonderful girl you are raising.
Jo's Corner said…
What a special girl your Tilly is. I would have cried right there in the store, too!
nicole said…
Sweet girl! I'm sure your tea never tasted better.

I'm also suffering from some blogging anxiety after a looong absence. Funny how human nature works. I think I'll dip my toe today, just like you did.
kim said…
Well, see now. You did just fine with this one. This is the sweetest litte tale I've heard all week. So sweet. And that EGG! Amazing.
cathleen said…
So precious. Tilly has exquisite taste in teacups. Both of your faces must have been glowing with radiance from that magical moment in time.
Willow said…
Oh how very sweet Tilly is! And so is the tea cup...
LOVE that girl!
tilly! you are too sweet!
Carolyn said…
What a sweet thing to do! And Tilly has SUCH good taste in teacups ;0 - it's quite beautiful.
alice c said…
My goodness - I am sitting at my desk feeling a tiny bit weepy - what a delightful story.

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