Welcome to the new garden. The kettle is hot and I’ve put some chairs out for us to sit near the pond.
It has been less than two weeks since we moved in and life is slowly settling into a new routine. There are still boxes filled with books (who knew I had so many) and impossible amounts of paperwork we thought we had purged in our last two moves. It looks like those papers want to follow us like bad pennies wherever we go.
Speaking of bad pennies, as you sip your cup of hot beverage, I have to confess that I’ve had to hold my temper over the past week because of relations going sour with someone we stupidly trusted. Needless to say, it’s fodder for a writer and I shall use this experience to twist some of my trustworthy characters into conniving carbon copies of the vindictive vamps with whom we’ve had the misfortune of concluding our business.
Though the sounds of passing traffic can be heard all day from our new location, a louder, more assertive voice emanates through the open windows from before the sun gets to say good morning. The birdsong coming from the branches of the Silver Birch, the Weeping Willow and the Holly trees, provided by sweet Willow Tits and cooing doves wooing their spouses puts all other sounds in relief and fills the garden with life. I watch them scavenge the undergrowth for twigs and pick out nesty bits among the blue bells. Its incredibly charming. I hadn’t realised how much I missed my own private garden of Eden until now.
The other good news is I’ve started the children’s book that I will share at my book readings for the Summer Reading Challenge this year. My mission is to debut the book and get some fresh faces excited about the topic and theme for this year’s challenge. Plus, a set of Spoilt Miranda, Cecil the Bully, Scat the Black Cat and A Tale Of Knots will be included in the prize giveaway. Let’s hope they like it!
As we drink the last dregs from our cooling cups I want to tell you that I’m happy. We are in a different place, a different space with new challenges …no I won’t rhyme it with the words ‘to face’. Instead I’ll say: with new challenges to enjoy. Times may be tough and the struggle to get all the projects done – study, work and unpacking a house – are great obstacles to have. Always remember to see that silver lining.
It’s getting a little chilly now and the bugs have descended with the intention of enjoying their warm beverages on us! Time to go in. Thanks for stopping by and sharing a cuppa with me. I’ll see you again soon. Have a great week.