Well, much as I’d like to say that I’ve been to London to visit the Queen, it’s unfortunately nothing close to the truth. I staged a little disappearing act a week or so ago … my apologies for the sudden departure. It took me a little by surprise too.
For no particular reason and yet for too many little reasons to count, I found myself withdrawing into my walnutty self again. That’s OK though, sometimes a little walnut journey is good for the soul. So what have I actually been up to? Well, here’s a few little visual clues for you …
While the last couple of weeks haven’t been all sunshine and puppy dogs, this gathered collection represents some of the more wonderful things that I’ve been doing. Things are often nicer when they’re part of a collection I think.
Appreciating … the simple things that make me smile or bring a little cheer into the world. Like cut flowers and the colour yellow. The floral selections shown above are from a large bouquet which only cost $6 and they lasted an age.
Reading … each day on my wonderful kindle (which is perfect for carrying on the daily commute). My current book of choice is ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak … Have you read it? I’ve been meaning to read it for ages and ages. It’s a page-turner and I think perhaps it will ultimately be a heart-breaker.
Working … out at the gym again, and I’ve never felt better. Well, that’s not entirely true … my aching muscles are complaining, but I already feel stronger and happier.
Playing … around with some lovely new makeup. It’s all just a bit of fun really, but I’m sure there’s something to be said for the little lift provided by a nice shade of lipstick or the perfect black mascara.
Chasing … away the black clouds with cute little brooches like my smiley little thunder cloud brooch. He’s so adorable, I don’t believe anyone would be able to resist his cute and cheery face.
The downside to being missing-in-action is that I’ve missed spending time with lots of awesome people, including each and every one of you. I’ll spend the next few days catching up on your blogs and your news, but I just wanted to drop in here first and say ‘hello’. How have you been? Are you keeping well? Would you like me to send Baxter the dog or Jones the cat to your place for a furry cuddle? (I don’t think either of them would mind).