Thursday, May 13, 2010
Little things that count
There seems to be less time in 24 hours a day for me these days. They say time doesn't wait for anybody; I think it's definitely proving true in my case. However to defy that, I made myself make time for this and that around the house the other day. Didn't someone say "It's the little things that count"? I made a centrepiece for our dining table by using English roses from my garden and lettuce I bought from a supermarket! This beautiful fresh lime green lettuce is called Salanova Green Coral Lettuce, quite a mouthful and fancy, huh?! I love its colour and texture, and from far it looks almost like moss that the roses are sitting on. I know the table looks a bit bare without a table-runner, (even though I also like the clean-cut fuss-free look) all my runners are too short for the table, I'm intending to make one in the near future. I also made some tea and coffee and all sorts of yummy treats for a morning high tea with some ladies. We had such a fabulous time taking time chatting and enjoying each other's company. Yes, it's the little things that count.Would you like to take a walk with me in the garden? Well, my garden is a little overgrown at the moment, it's a time when my roses say they want to stretch, and stretch they are doing no doubt. I've been letting them stretch till I give them a complete winter pruning in July. So you'll have to be careful to dodge the thorny canes that hook onto you and won't let go, the thorns sure have a way of making sure you get a "scratch" or two before you leave. But then the flowers are worth the pain and the risk. I guess thorns are no big deal when your reward is absolutely intoxicating fragrant lovely plump roses, don't you agree? Okay, luvlies, have yourselves a lovely day, remember to take time for small things.