My Diary, Seasons

The joys of learning!

On Saturday I went to the garden centre to join a group making a Christmas  arrangement. I love doing these things, it's the one time I feel truly immersed in what I'm doing, in the moment, in the flow. It's an ideal situation, losing yourself among the pine needles and cones, deciding if gold is… Continue reading The joys of learning!

My Diary, Seasons

October

We are having a wonderful October here in Northern Italy. I KNOW I'm supposed to say it's unseasonably  hot, worry about global warming and so on...but I just want to let up for a moment or two and enjoy the sun, the garden sounds and smells. We never seem to be" in the moment". I'm… Continue reading October

Seasons

Autumn’s coming.

I guess we are starting to think about Autumn although most of us still have at least one foot still back in the holidays. We were smarter, fitter and maybe even happier then weren't we? And as far as I can make out, Autumn fashion is colluding with the approaching season to dampen our spirits. Blacks,  greys,… Continue reading Autumn’s coming.