Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Enchanted April - Part 2



I seem to have taken an unconscious blogging break. It could be the Easter Holidays or the mountain of sewing that might serve as an excuse. Deep down I know it is because the happy words have been hard to find these past few weeks. There are many things I could be writing about and would not wish to spoil them by a lack of enthusiasm or tinge of sadness so I shall say that hopefully in a few days normal service will be resumed...



I've just been sitting out in the garden with my cup of tea (where would we be without our cups of tea) and thinking just what a wonderful month April is. Sitting outside you really get a sense of just how enchanted it can be. A month of feverish growth, overnight surprises:



Morning greetings from the first poppies



My lovely wild celandines have forget-me-nots as new friends



The wild garlic sits happily behind the geranium nodding its head



And up in the apple tree a bluetit plays amongst the blossom, completely unaware of its beauty against the Spring blue sky.



On Saturday a parcel arrived for me. A complete surprise, one that had me guessing. A box full of sunshine and kindness from somebody who reads my blog. She does not have a blog of her own (although I keep trying to persuade her) and has read mine since I started. She has bought many things from my Etsy shop and we have shared many enjoyable emails and much news together. She is a very busy lady in the middle of a house move and yet, after emailing me last week, she sensed that things were not all rosy and sent me this. Yes of course I cried when I opened it!!!!!!! Thank you Jackie.

Thank you too to everyone that leaves a comment, sends an email and writes a post, for all the happy (and sad) words we share.



So, yes, now is the time to go and find those happy words .... I'll be back soon.

43 comments:

Simone said...

I am sorry to hear that things are not too rosy at the moment. It seems all the more poignant when the sky is blue and plants are springing to life. You have a very beautiful and natural looking garden. I hope that the sun shines on you this week.x

Wild Rose said...

I hope that the sun is soon shining again in your world.

Marie x

dottycookie said...

I hope you're feeling happier very soon; and until then, drinking tea in the garden sounds like a very sensible way to go.

Sal said...

It's a wonderful April ..the blossoms, this year, are fabulous!
I think we all deserve it after such a hard winter.
I hope you feel better soon,Kim.
Hugs from me ;-)

carolyn said...

Whatever is up I hope everything will be okay again soon.

Gina said...

Sorry to hear things are not too good but cups of tea in your beautiful garden sounds like excellent therapy. Wishing you happy times soon.

Gemma Mortlock said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling too happy at the moment. You have to try and look at all the beautiful things around you, nature is a great helper. i hope you feel better soon, my thoughts are with you at this trying time
warm wishes
gem
x

Estelle said...

I am sorry to hear that things are not so good at the moment. I hope that things get better soon :) Tea and nature or good healers.
Estelle x

Country Bliss said...

Sorry to hear that you're feeling sad hopefully the beautiful flowers in your garden will help to cheer you up.
Yvonne x

Tea with Willow said...

I hope the Spring sunshine has warmed your soul Kim, I know it's hard when your heart is heavy ... a cup of tea does wonders, doesn't it.

I've been pottering about in the garden this morning, and the bluebells are just beginning to flower - just lovely!

Willow xx

Oast Farm said...

So sorry you are feeling sad and struggling at the moment, i hope you are feeling strong and holding on to the small good things in life (cup of tea in the garden sounds perfect - but next time add a piece of cake!) I was given a poem a while ago that has helped me through some bad times, have been meaning to put it on my blog, so will do for you, keep a look out! You are not on your own xxxx

Thimbleanna said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sadness now Kim. I hope that pretty spring weather will soon help make it all go away. How wonderful that you've received a nice cheery package!

the pig lady said...

Your garden is very enchanting, just beautiful. I hope the sun brings a little light relief to your troubles and those cheery flowers bring a smile. I second the thought that cake always helps a cup of tea work it's magic. Lots of hugs Debs x

OhSoVintage said...

So sorry to hear you are suffering from the blues especially when reading your lovely blog brings so much happiness to others. Hope you feel cheerier soon.
Ruth x

Lisa said...

Enchanted April, now that's a godo movie.
Sorry to hear things have been making you feel so out of sorts.
Look after yourself.
Lisa x

cocoa and blankets said...

...sending love and prayers to you sweet lady...the sun always continues to shine behind the clouds and the always blow away when we least expect it....

Devon Dumpling said...

Sadly life isn't always rosy but I am sure that you will find a way to get back on an even keel soon x

thriftymrs said...

I hope you feel happier soon lovely lady. Thinking of you.
x

Greentwinsmummy said...

Life is full of ups & downs,maybe we need glum bits to really recognise the lovely bits x
But now just where did you find my mums battered old orange coffee pot lol!!!
GTM x xx

the homely year said...

It's lovely to have some sunshine and be able to sit in the garden...your flowers look so pretty. Hope things get brighter for you soon.
Margaret and Noreen

louise said...

Hasn't it been a beautiful day today. I hope you are soon able to put behind what is troubling you Kim. Such a beautiful photo of the blue tit. x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers. I nearly broke into a chorus of "Morning has Broken", but I wouldn't want to subject the neighbours to my catawauling! SueX

bekimarie said...

Hope you feel better soon!
Sending ((hugs)) your way.
Take care
Beki xxx

Isabelle said...

Hugs from Edinburgh too. Hope the sun is shining on the Roses again.

Sissinghurst! Swoon!

lou said...

I hope you find your happy words, every post you do Kim always makes my day a better one with your lovely words and your beautiful pictures.
What a lovely parcel you received!
I hope you are ok Kim? (((hugs))) love Lou xxx

driftwood said...

your garden is beautiful, I hope that sitting in it can bring you some happiness xx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

A cyber hug from me Kim, look after yourself and take all the time that you need...

What a sweet lady Jackie is...I wish she'd think about opening a blog too ;-))

Niki x

Margaret Cloud said...

I hope you are feeling a little more chipper, I don't like to see someone feeling down low. Your flowers are so pretty, have a Happy Earth Day.

Melanie said...

I've just stumbled across your blog, and I have to say, I love it! I am looking forward to reading more of it.

Take Care

Love Melanie

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5ft Inf said...

Cups of tea are never to be underestimated, and on the days when I can't see further than the hole I want to be inside forever, a cup of tea is one of the few steady comforts...and is still there when the blackness lifts enough to appreciate it properly again.
Hope you feel better soon...I'm in Sussex too and hopefully the beautiful weather we've been having will help things for you...you're images are lovely, and are writing in themselves.
x Philippa

A Bun Can Dance said...

Dear Lovely Kim. Sending you a big hug and a flower and time/space to Be. Take care. Wishing you Happy Days. Denise x

D. (Creative by nature) said...

I love your blog with all your lovely things in all your beautiful photographs. Hope your world becomes rosier very soon... until then a cup of tea is just the thing, on your side of the Atlantic or mine.

D.

Suzie Sews said...

I think there is something in the air... hope the sun shines your way soon

She'sSewPretty said...

I feel like I've been away too long. I hope that with the spring flowers everything will brighten up for you! Take care Kim♥

Cowboys and Custard said...

I hope the clouds roll on soon...
Go and sit on your bench and soak up the sun.. it is so healing..
Thinking of you.
DX

Melanie said...

I hope you dont mind, but I've added your blog onto my blogroll on my site.

Take Care
Melanie

Rowan said...

I'm sorry that things are not quite right in your world at the moment, it happens to all of us now and again. I'm glad that you can still appreciate all the good things life has to offer even if your personal world is not at its best. I love your teddy bear:)

Heidi said...

Everyone needs to change their mindset every now and then. That means changing a routine for a little while and getting a new perspective. Personally, I think it is the natural rhythm of the start of spring in your absolutely beautiful garden Kim! Don't worry about us, we will still be here waiting for you while you enjoy that cup of tea. Take a sip and perhaps a nibble of a chocolate bourbon for me. :-)

Hugs ~
Heidi

Alison Boon said...

I know exactly how you're feeling right now. It will pass, but until it does be kind to yourself. Sending you some sunny days and happy thoughts soon. I also know Jackie and she is awesome.

Anna said...

Beautiful pictures and words. I enjoy reading your blog through both the highs and lows. Take care.

Mrs Boho said...

Hope you feel much happier soon.

Melanie said...

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Thanks So Much
Melanie xx

Handmade in Israel said...

I have just come across your blog and think it's delightful! Your photos are gorgeous. Hope things are better for you soon.