It is a beautiful sunny Sunday morning here in our patch and all is at peace. The hubby is resting in bed, the boys are colouring at the table, the cats and the dog are asleep at my feet and I am feeling the urge to record this moment and my thoughts..
It has been a hive of activity in the cottage this past week, my wonderful parents have been here to help me lift out of a home in chaos and struggling to find my way through it. It has been a very tough 4 months and I think it is only set to get a little worse, but I am now strong of mind that I know we can get through it. I have spent some quality time with them and it has lifted my spirit to the highest peaks. My mind is at rest as I have seen that my Mum is doing amazingly well and she has inspired me to not let anything bring me down and to come back fighting and stronger then before. My Dad has reminded me that anything is possible with the right set of tools in hand. I have been truly humbled this week and I can not Thank them enough.
It is my Mums birthday today and so I would love you all to send her Birthday Blessings xx
My Garden has become my haven once again, a place to rest, a place to feel in awe, a place to breath and a place to share with those I love.
My Dad has up cycled our old Rabbit hutch and run into a Chicken coop as I am determined to own chickens by next Spring and I now have the place to keep them safe and it didn't cost anything other then a few cups of tea.
Just a coat of paint and a name on the door and all is complete.
While my Dad was busy hammering and sawing I got to spend some quality time with him as he supervised me as I made a little planter out of old planks to go next to my front door..
The couple of hours by his side has made me feel connected to him again, I miss making things with him and helping him. He inspires me to have a go and to be inventive with the materials that I have around me. It is just a shame that I lack the skills!
It has been a week of up cycling, as I have foraged this pallet box thing from my lovely next door neighbour and it is going to be my new compost bin.
and she has also given me this old brown sink which will be sealed and sunk into the ground alongside a butlers sink (donated by my Auntie Ruth) to be our new wildlife pond.
Things are moving forward and I am learning the difference between the things we NEED and the things we WANT. I still have a few slip ups but when you go from earning a lot to suddenly only a third it takes time to adjust.
Spring Blessings to you all.
Mrs C x