Friday, 9 April 2010

Early Morning Windowsill

At weekends and also during school hols, things relax a little chez Ma Larkins. A little more wine (and in my case vintage cider) is quaffed than usual, bedtimes are later, snacking is prolific, dishes are left to languish, you get the picture? However, I always feel a bit narked in the morning. I get up very early as I currently do two paper rounds for a local paper shop and nobody is up when I get back. I am then faced with the preceding evenings detritus.
I am currently reading Flip It by Michael Heppell which encourages you to look at things differently and make the most of everyday situations etc. It is easy to read and simple to put into practice really works.
So this morning (it being school hols at the moment) when I got home I ignored the dishes and empty crisp packets and wine bottle etc and instead was pleased with my kitchen window bottom .....

The tomatoes look lovely and vibrant against the green of the basil leaves. This is yesterdays cache of eggs waiting to be dated with a marker pen. The little statue of the virgin is a relic of my mums and reminds me of her (a devout RC and consequently all our family have plenty of plastic/plaster religious artefacts,) the jam jar holds paint and toothbrushes and a lovely Easter card in the middle.
This is a totally uncontrived (rather poor quality pic) and is a snapshot of now in my life and I am finding it very pleasing.
Happy Friday!


  1. I know exactly where you are coming from, I think I could do with that book too. I get up on a morning, and can't do anything until I've tidied up from the night before.

  2. Same here! - the book looks good, I love a recommendation. I'm reading a good one at the moment 'The Happiness Project' by Gretchen Ruben.
    I'm like you with computer things! - but if I can be of any help with Flickr let me know - I think your photos are looking good.

    Hope you're having a good day - xxx