When one of your besties shares her family and the perfect poem. Leisure by W.H. Davies
'What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare....
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.'
There were 10 green apples sitting on the wall... 10 green apples sitting on the wall... But if one green apple should accidentally fall? Well, I hope that means home made apple pie for tea 😍
#growyourown #harvest #garden #urbanlife #applepie #slowliving #friday #pausetime #pause
So I took the al fresco route to work this morning and remembered the darnedest thing about these beautiful nasturtiums, from Saturday's workshop... That nasturtiums are companion plants. When they're around, other plants thrive better. Faster. Which got my thinking... Firstly, about how I need to make time for a little more mind wandering in my life. Just imagine must the sort of useful stuff that's vying for a little mental attention... And secondly, the fact that even nature agrees that life is better shared. And that maybe choosing companions who look and taste as good as this nasturtium, is the way to go 😉. Happy Thursday.
Crossroads graveyard in London Bridge. A little reminder on this lovely soir that however hard we think we work for our money, some ladies had to put themselves through a lot more to make ends meet, and only now the campaigners fight to keep their graves sacred, are they offered some of the respect they deserved. #londongem #urbanliving #ladiesoflondon #makingendsmeet #luckyme #slowliving #thankful #pausetime
I guess that's why they call them tough conversations. Because sometimes you feel like you've gone 10 rounds and really it's only been 5 texts. I can understand why Bert used to say 'Gor blimey Mary Poppins'. #whathesaid #toughchat #standupforyourself #toughtuesday #gymtime #pause
Listening to Frank's 'high hopes' lyrics. Trying to think like an ant. After all, if they can move a rubber tree plant, there's nothing we can't do on a Monday.