Friday, April 16, 2010

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.

20 Comments:

Blogger 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.

Friday, April 16, 2010 9:41:00 am  
Blogger silverpebble said...

I think you'll always remember that moment now - her choice was perfect.

Friday, April 16, 2010 9:53:00 am  
Blogger Cornflower said...

Aw! How lovely!

Friday, April 16, 2010 10:00:00 am  
Blogger Arianwen said...

I was about to be shocked that Tilly was drinking tea, but what a sweetie! she has very good taste!

Friday, April 16, 2010 10:12:00 am  
Blogger Dragonfly said...

I'm all choked up!

I love photos of a life lived. They tell so much.

Friday, April 16, 2010 10:13:00 am  
Blogger MrsP said...

the teacup story is lovely- what a special little girl
Jx

Friday, April 16, 2010 10:16:00 am  
Blogger 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.

Friday, April 16, 2010 10:32:00 am  
Blogger love those cupcakes said...

Awww, bless.

Lovely images of your Easter.

Friday, April 16, 2010 11:15:00 am  
Blogger 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.

Friday, April 16, 2010 11:33:00 am  
Blogger kristina said...

So sweet! And you can think of that moment every time you have a cup of tea! K x

Friday, April 16, 2010 12:07:00 pm  
Blogger rachel said...

What a lovely and loving child she is!

Friday, April 16, 2010 4:28:00 pm  
Blogger Donna said...

How sweet 8-) what a wonderful girl you are raising.

Friday, April 16, 2010 6:24:00 pm  
Blogger Jo's Corner said...

What a special girl your Tilly is. I would have cried right there in the store, too!

Friday, April 16, 2010 8:03:00 pm  
Blogger 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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:05:00 am  
Anonymous 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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:49:00 pm  
Blogger 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.

Saturday, April 17, 2010 3:04:00 pm  
Blogger Willow said...

Oh how very sweet Tilly is! And so is the tea cup...

Sunday, April 18, 2010 3:46:00 am  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

LOVE that girl!
tilly! you are too sweet!

Monday, April 19, 2010 1:45:00 am  
Anonymous Carolyn said...

What a sweet thing to do! And Tilly has SUCH good taste in teacups ;0 - it's quite beautiful.

Monday, April 19, 2010 9:48:00 am  
Blogger alice c said...

My goodness - I am sitting at my desk feeling a tiny bit weepy - what a delightful story.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 12:31:00 pm  

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