It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us, JK Rowling
What could be more magical than visiting this beautiful library at Halloween... I usually collect books I have requested from here rather than the nearest library to me because I love it so much, it's very old, just like something out of the set of Harry Potter, inside is even better than outside (although you aren't supposed to take pictures. It's got a big old fashioned fireplace, a huge wooden dresser, an old oak chair carved with a lion on the back, polished wooden shelves, a low ceiling with wooden balcony.
My library book this week is this , just a nice little read to curl up with, it's a book about creating atmosphere, cosiness, homeliness - all that stuff rolled into this Danish word, Hygge. Quite nice.
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The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats
Amber spends a lot of time waiting for her senses to grow sharper.
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Here's another book I am dipping in and out of - sent by my penpal Nana Go-Go it's really different and the sweets have helped it along very nicely (thank you xxx) . I have had other nice post lately, a letter from my penpal Pompom, there's nothing better than something in the post as long as it isn't a bill! My turn to write back now - I love writing letters, it does take a bit of time and we have email, but a letter is just something so much better!
The woods have turned to Autumn. I never got round to picking sloe berries - there didn't seem to be many - either people are all making sloe gin this year or the birds need them - maybe we have a hard Winter ahead, quite possibly methinks as holly berries are in abundance and all the rowan berries are being eaten by blackbirds at an alarming rate, squirrels have begun hoarding acorns and the mistle thrush, robins and blue tits no longer want bread but fatty seed balls in their feeder . We did find lots of elderberry and blackberry though which is fermenting nicely into various alcoholic concoctions.
I have been walking more lately, the farmland above is part of a 15 mile round walk that takes in woods, fields and hedgerows - I'm not to keen on walking with cows though so took a detour on this one!
Other things I have been doing are
- making fudge for a friend, such any easy thing to make and so well received as a little thank you pressy....
- learning to knit (a hat), work in progress and early days but I do love the feel of the wool and the clickety click of the needles.
- making wreath bases for Christmas door wreaths (they need to harden and dry out) which does not involve any great skill by the way, other than the ability to pull lengths of twine off trees and twist it into shape, they look boring now but when they are decorated with ivy and holly and festive bits and pieces will be much prettier.
It is only a few weeks since I was walking bare legged through the woods in sandals and now wellies are required. The woods are full of the most fabulous colours - reds, rusts, yellows; early mornings are bathed in golden hues and evenings are now brought to a close with warmth from my chiminea (Freecycle some years ago, rusty but still going!). Just the kind of colours that make me feel like getting my paints out.... back soon, thanks for stopping by. Leave a comment if you have time, it's nice to know you passed this way......