Relaxing at the weekend

What a lovely mix of life-enhancing moments – the perfect antidote to a week full of hard work, minor illness, and demanding responsibilities.

A walk to a high place with a view, a bench, a flask and a (home baked) cinnamon snail.

Next day lunch out at a favourite place, then a walk in the warm (!!) sunshine around Bristol docks.  So many other people there too, out like us enjoying the water, the light, the wonderful colours.

Then home to this*.

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And the icing on the cake? Out on the allotment, nestling under their protective fleece, my autumn-sown peas are at last showing themselves.  Mice: 0,  Me: 1.  At last! after years of trying (and failing).

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Now I just have to defeat the slugs and snails.  La lutta continua!

* The book is Jane Brocket‘s lovely book The Gentle Art of Domesticity.  The book that first introduced me to blogs (and thus blogging).  The ripple blanket, growing.  Tea.  A wood fire.  Bliss!

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About deborah @ the magic jug

Now I've passed 60 I'm still doing all sorts of things I haven't done before, as well as carrying on with the things I already love. I live a happy life with my long term love Malcolm. In my blog I explore local and low tech ideas, food, growing, making, reading, thinking, walking, and lots of other words ending in 'ing'.
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