It’s a stunning Southern Highlands day today – sunny, with light winds to dry out the ground after yesterday’s tumultuous storm. I’m gazing out the window of my office and watching the washing flapping in the breeze. I love that. The smell of freshly-washed and air-dried clothes and sheets – it’s one of the small pleasures that make up my life. Do you feel the same way?
I’ve collated a few articles that interested me recently. I do hope you find something among them to absorb you . Please leave a comment if you have any reading recommendations!
Handcrafted cosies and slow cups of tea still popular in a fast-paced world
Lovely story about a woman who creates tea cosies.
How-to guides for creatives
A collection of useful tips for artists and creatives.
When rearranging a drawer is restful: the magic of ‘pottering’
I’m an advocate for pottering. It soothes me and sometimes, but not always, even results in small tasks being completed. Are you a potterer?
Couple hunt for gold in vanilla vines, the orchid fruit commanding ‘insane’ prices
In case you ever wondered why vanilla beans cost so much!
Finding a place for personal grief in a pandemic world
Beautiful story. We are all doing the best we can in these difficult times.
The Value of Front Gardens in a Pandemic, and Always
Front gardens as “a gift to the street”.
Sara Maitland: ‘Savour solitude – it is not the same as loneliness’
Sara Maitland has written some of my favourite books. Good to read about her take on solitude.
Sarah Moss: ‘Writing about the natural world is not an optional extra’
Another of my favourite authors. Sarah Moss’ stories all have a strong sense of place and that’s what attracts me to her writing.