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Tuesday, 11 May 2010


Any-one who has not experienced apple blossom first hand is really missing one of Gods many gifts, I have a small apple tree in my garden and it is now covered in beautiful pink clusters of blossom, the forget-me-nots are also out underneath and I peer out of my window each morning and thank God for the beauty of spring.

Even though it is still so cold the spring flowers are here in abundance, the bluebells have begun to appear with campions and stitchwort and many hedge rows are a mass of colour. When I leave the house in the morning a cloud of heady lilac scent catches in the air and sends me off for the day feeling light hearted and glad.

When I return in the late afternoon I sit on the door step in the evening sun with a cup of tea and drink in the perfume of spring. Here is a poem I wrote one May.
She stepped into my garden
wet in her lush green mantle
Glistening dew dipped dancer
The morning light in her cheeks
Nut-brown bare stripped branches
Rise to her wakening whisper
Silence broken only by the cuckoo's call
Disguised in blossom and bluebell dusted
pink budded and beautiful breasted
For she will quicken earth spent muses
And bring away the frozen child
And the windfall day all warm and breathless
Gathered up and neatly nested
Garlands of grace from her extended
She lays the green fern feathered way
That heaven falls on earth.
Louise x

Wednesday, 5 May 2010


well I have to say the "Vintage and Hand-made Fair" was probably the most beautiful fair I have been to, all the stalls were made out in such good taste, they all looked fab, it was great to be part of it. My sister Amanda and I traveled up together the night before and stayed with friends in Glastonbury on Friday night, it was still an hour and a half's drive from there, but arriving in Chipping Sodbury was a lovely surprise, we found ourselves in a proper old market town with the widest streets and beautiful old architecture.

The fair was very successful and every one was very friendly, a big thank you to Jayne and Michelle for organising the whole thing and making it so easy to do, the organisation was excellent and the cakes fantastic, but what really stood out was the quality of the hand-made goods, they seemed to be outstanding to me perhaps I am bias? but all in all a fabulous do.

Louise x