Monday, November 30, 2009

Thankful for Small Things

The month of November is nearly over and I can't say I'm sorry. It has been a bleak, grey and wet month - on some days hard to get through but there has been light at the end of the tunnel and I've taken pleasure in a few small things. Curling up with a good book, watching repeats of Midsomer Murders, sipping hot soup for lunch, walking each day if the rain allows and getting stuck into my Family History again. Our cats are an on going pleasure curling up on my lap in the evenings, waking me up in the mornings with a soft paw on my face. I love them - even though they do move just as I'm taking a photograph of them! Just before this photo Chloe was posing at the side of the flowers looking very pretty - as she does, oh well.....

Some of the Paperwhites I planted at the beginning of October have appeared earlier than I expected them to.

Their glorious scent fills the conservatory and wafts delicately through the house an unexpected chink of light in what has been a grey tinged world.

Something to be thankful for.


  1. Wow, they are out early!! I'm with you on the November thing. I have tried to see the positives, but not found many to be honest. Your conservetory looks like a great place to pass an hour or two. I spent Sunday in the company of Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman whilst ironing to "Driving Miss Daisy. Very good company indeed xxx

  2. thank you for joining in with november thankfulness. i too am pleased to be dipping into december now and i am looking forward to twinkling lights in windows and festive cheer.
    wishing you a lovely week,
    ginny x
    p.s. your paper whites are pretty.

  3. Well said. If we could only hang on to the small things, I guess the big issues would not seem to loom so bleakly.

  4. Your world doesn't look grey to me Rosie! You have such a beautiful view outside the conservatory window, your flowers are in bloom and your cat is posing prettily. I will be happy to see the back of November too! Today is grey and still the rain continues to fall and top of that tonight the temperature is going to fall drastically!!! x

  5. I'm pleased that December is around the corner too although I've been so busy in November it seems to have flown by! The paperwhites are lovely. How nice to have something so cheery on dark days.

  6. Love the new banner and the snow. Hope it stays on your blog rather than in the real world.


  7. Hi Rosie! Spring bulbs are so cheerful in this dark and gloomy season, aren't they? You're blessed to have a wonderful garden I see!

  8. Paper whites are one of my favorite flowers. They are like a breath of fresh air.
    We have a lot to be thankful for, Rosie. I always try to see my glass as half full...

  9. I just love the delicate look of paper whites. And they bloom indoors when you what to enjoy their happy faces.
    A nice thought, Rosie. Thank you :)