Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Doing things properly
It's nice to do things properly :) Sometimes, we're in such a rush that the details and niceties of life get passed over and passed by, and often, it's these little things that make the difference between OK and great.
A little example from yesterday; I was asked up for coffee by a friend further up the village, in the morning. She's under pressure getting ready for an exhibition (she's a weaver), so I went up to share a break with her for an hour or so.
She appreciates home made stuff, so I made some fresh scones to wrap up in a teatowel, delivered warm, cut some dark purple irises from the front pond and added a pot of home grown basil. I found a book I knew she would like, and popped the lot into my basket; washed my face, put on some make up and favourite earrings and a clean bright red dress and off I went :)
We sat outside under the pergola in the shade of a huge old grape vine, drank good proper coffee (I watched her OH grind it) out of handthrown mugs, ate warm scones with jam and watched blue tit parents flit in and out feeding their brood only 6 feet away. We looked at garden photos from last summer, wandered aound her garden, laughed and gossiped for over 2 hours in the end. I left with a box of various veg seedlings and an oven-ready rabbit...:)
I loved it, a really good way to spend a morning, I won't forget it, and she was ready to go back in and tackle her work afterwards after a break from it all.
I then walked home in the sunshine :)
Posted by MrsL at 07:35