Sunday, January 09, 2011


the sun came out and shone a while, the kitchen basked in that forgotten glow. I ran with the dogs beneath a clear blue sky, my feet cracking on the frozen leaves that carpeted the ground below.

Then I drank tea in the afternoon and read of Italian lunches, Egyptian suppers and French breakfasts while the pork roasted in the oven and my busy family chopped and stacked wood for our evening fires.

(At Elizabeth David's Table: Her Very Best Everyday Recipes)

Later I drank wine that smelled like cherries and blackcurrants, vanilla and chocolate.

I have little to complain of when there are days like these to be lived. It seems a little sunshine goes a very long way.


Blogger Lucille said...

So welcome. As are the pictures that accompany such a day.

Sunday, January 09, 2011 10:51:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Oh I feel so warmed just reading your post. And I have that very book too...of course! K xx

Monday, January 10, 2011 1:26:00 am  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

That sounds like a perfect day! Beautiful photos!

Monday, January 10, 2011 1:41:00 am  
Blogger Ali said...

It made such a difference, didn't it? And coincidentally, we had roast pork this weekend too - great minds...

Monday, January 10, 2011 6:48:00 am  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

It lifts the spirits no end.

Fingers crossed for some more.

Nina xxx

ps. Sarah Raven 'Oh my' the book is good. N xx

Monday, January 10, 2011 2:09:00 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

oh send us some sun this way... I don't think I can remember what it feels or looks like...

Monday, January 10, 2011 8:12:00 pm  
Blogger Jane said...

We had sun on Saturday and I lifted all of our moods. Now we're back to cold and grey.

Monday, January 10, 2011 9:08:00 pm  
Blogger t does wool said...

perfect day rebecca..
happy new year to you~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 1:55:00 am  
Blogger Knitting Out Loud said...


Tuesday, January 11, 2011 2:21:00 am  
Blogger Linda said...

Wonderful, I want to feel the warmth of that sun!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:31:00 am  
Blogger cathleen said...

Sweet post. No sunshine around here today. We are in the middle of a very BIG snowstorm.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:33:00 pm  
Blogger silverpebble said...

I loved this post. I keep looking back at it. The sun was very welcome here too.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:43:00 am  
Blogger Bee said...

A sensuous feast!
Your pictures throw off a lot of warmth.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:02:00 pm  

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