Happy September! Which, to those of us in the southern hemisphere, means spring and all things new and fresh and hopeful. We’ve had a pretty soggy winter here in NZ, so it’s lovely to think we’re turning a corner.
I’m fighting a cold/cough here, at the moment, and my head’s in a funk so I thought I’d try cheer myself up with 5 things making me smile today:
I am so thankful to the scientists who strive to make us feel better when, in reality, there’s not a lot we can do for the common cold except ride it out. But here’s what’s in my armoury today. I figured that if the paracetamol/tissues/cough lozenges don’t work then I can go to my grandma’s favourite remedy- a hot toddy!
Colour in the garden!
Hurrah! my garden is starting to look less like a swamp and more like a place where I can sit and write/read/enjoy. So nice to have some warmer fresh air. I started to weed the herb garden yesterday and am looking forward to all the lovely summer herbs we’re going to grow.
New season= new furniture= cats new favourite place to sit. I now have to go outside armed with lint roll if I want to use my new sofas! (Bless them- 13 years old and still going strong)
I had a new book out on the 1st September. A bit of a departure for me as it’s more women’s fiction than romance. Here’s the blurb:
Living in a big city, means you can escape your past…
Until Emily Forrester is called back to Little Duxbury, the chocolate-box English village where she grew up – though it was anything but idyllic for the tearaway teenager. Her estranged step-father, a former high-court judge, is unwell and her step-sisters need her help.
It’s just a week, Emily tells herself, but faced with the lies – and hard truths – that drove her to leave in the first place is difficult enough. Having to cope with a step-father (and the only parent she has left) who is so unlike the man she remembers pushes Emily’s emotions in ways she hasn’t been tested in years – since her mother’s death.
They say home is where the heart is – but by the end of the week, Emily isn’t entirely sure which home that is.
Yesterday was NZ and Australia Father’s Day. Not sure why we have it when we do or why it’s different to other countries, but it was lovely to spend the day with hubster celebrating him. Unfortunately our boys are a two hour flight away, so it was just us at home, but we had a gorgeous lunch out, watched a documentary about rugby legend Richie McCaw and then met friends for pizza. But The Doc did get to chat to his sons via FaceTime and they both made a long distance fuss of him which was well deserved. Here’s to all the amazing dads!!!
What’s making you smile today?