Wasn't going to blog today (shh I am at work!) Then I logged in and saw two of you had decided to join as followers then from there I found a few more of you and hey presto - I am sitting here thinking how I am so amazed that there are all these people out there living their lives like I try to live mine.
And how sad it is that without the internet, and people's willingness to share a part of themselves with the world at large, none of us would have know the other existed. What a joy it is to find people finding satisfaction in things others find mundane like Spring Cleaning(the old dairy), sewing (the tin shed), vegetable gardening (well all of you really) and living a more simple, more honest, more thoughtful and polite way of life.
I think it strange that in past eras the adjectives used to describe the way we go about our lives may not have been as flattering servile, pious, (and more recently) housebound and boring but I prefer to think of us as genteel - to me that word evokes the kind of sentiment I try to convey to the world.
Genteel is taking the time to make a real cup of tea and then sit and enjoy it looking at your garden. After a morning tilling the earth (even if that earth is only a few pots of tomatoes and lettuce on an inner city balcony), and with an afternoon of washing, dusting, ironing, cooking or sewing ahead of you.
As I look into my future one which hopefully will be filled with some part time work while my youngest is off at prep I will miss these misty rainy days on the verandah with some hand sewing or some knitting.
But of course I am not on my verandah on this misty rainy day I am at work and so I must away...but before I go ...thank you all - in your own words you validate my existence, my choices and my enjoyment of the simple life.