Thursday, September 22, 2011

Red berries, chivalry and zippers.

Before I forget -- the Oxfam bookshop here in Tunbridge Wells has a brilliant window display. It's all the strange things people have left tucked in donated books: cards, letters, bookmarks, bills, even some sheet music. Have a look if you're down that way.

1. Half a hundred starlings spring from a rowan tree, top branches stripped of berries.

2. He picks up Jane's pushchair -- and son -- in his arms and carries it up the steps. "'E's used to it wiv 'is own li'tl boy," says the girl walking behind him. At the top of the steps he wheels it over the bridge -- there's a  swagger in his step, so I think he felt good about it -- and carries it down the other side.

3. Three tiny school girls on their way home at lunchtime. The zippers on their grey tunics are silver flowers.


  1. Haven't been to see you for a bit.... so when I saw your latest posting pop up in my read file, I had to come say hi!

    I loved your glimpses of the beautiful today...

    Let see, my three:

    1. One totally amazing sunrise this morning here in Alberta Canada

    2. A book I found at the library yesterday -- I was captivated by the title and the front cover --- seemed a perfect read for this time of year:

    "All That Matters" a novel by Jan Goldstein.

    I started reading it, and yes... it fits!

    3. Supper is half ready to go because I chopped the vegetables earlier in the day. I'm making chicken pot pie.

    Wishing you the best.....

  2. Glimpses of the beautiful?
    1. seeds from the flower of a plant I rescued from near death two years ago
    2. the music I can hear in my head when the night is quiet
    3. the smell of lavender

    Good thoughts!

  3. A picture of the Oxfam window would have been lovely to see, as we are far away in Australia.

    I love your post, and it's a joy watching Alec grow with you xx


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