The grey of winter has rolled in exacerbating the grey/blue light of our home. It's cold and a little gloomy although surprise post always seems to brighten the mood. Sweet aura joon gifted me one of her gorgeous peace bags and since it arrived late last week I have used it everyday. She's a special one that aura, thoughtful and beautiful and totally inspiring. Her bag creation is a gem too - the perfect size, handmade with love and decorated with this:
p e a c e
it does not mean to be in a place where
there is no trouble, noise or hard work.
it means to be in the midst of these things
& still feel
c a l m i n y o u r h e a r t
Sigh. She's clever with her camera too - see postcard in photo two.
I'm a bit of a bag lady and must admit I travel like Mary Poppins - without the lampshade. I carry so much stuff with me but somehow I always feel that it's necessary. Wallet, phone, diary, notepad, pen, nappies, nappy wipes, water bottles, snacks, tissues, Aesop handcream (where would I be without it?), paw paw cream, novel, magazine, camera. I always find it particularly interesting to know what people carry with them every day. What's in your bag?
Other news: I baked oat & raisin cookies today and wrapped them in baking paper, tied with a bow. My fridge is full of fresh goodness, including these three beautiful eggs from Mama and Popa's chooks. I'm reading Brenda Walker's Reading by Moonlight: How Books Saved a Life and it's so good that I have to put it down every so often to make sure I don't finish it too quickly. She is the most eloquent writer I have come across in a long long time.
Lastly I stumbled across the rather new the wool maker and I immediately fell in love with its beauty and simplicity. One to bookmark.
I hope your Monday was good. And if your Monday is just beginning, I hope it turns out colourful.