Monday, June 13, 2011

Good Stuff for the Soul

Soul Stuff #1
Perfectly toasted leftover marshmallows for a nutritious Sunday breakfast start to the day...



(the Small prefers ’em ‘raw’).



Soul Stuff #2
A couple of good friends over and a still, crisp, perfect evening for another outdoor fire, with mulled wine and a slooooow cooked dinner perched on knees. Followed by some more of this business...



before knackered kids were packed to bed.

Soul Stuff #3
Some soft and soothing knittery...



...which ended up looking like this:



but only until that sloooow cooked dinner was eaten around the fire.



(currently soaking in something promising removal of slow cooked osso bucco).

Soul Stuff #4
Quite some of that knitting happened rugged up, basking in wintry sun warmth, lounging in this:



(feeling the luckiest of ducks).

Soul Stuff #5
A day at the Zoo, revisiting the Mr’s hippo play sculptures...



Kids so disappointed the fun sprinkler elements are hibernating for the season. Parents so very relieved.

Soul Stuff #6
ART and ONE MILLION DOLLARS left in our letter box.



Both received with great excitement by the Small as this wobbly lower lip Mum looked on. Here’s to your grand (only five years, alrighty?), New York adventure, excellent family.

Soul Stuff #7
YOU. Thank you for letting me have my meltdown and for picking me up and dusting me off. For making copious cups of tea (with cake!) and, well, mostly just for lending an ear.

MUCH BETTER NOW.

34 comments:

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

Glad you are better. Great knitting, great slow cooking, great fire. xx

UpsideDown Kate said...

Good to hear you are feeling better. LOVE the knitting. Beautiful colors and stitches...

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh so many gorgeous things & all i can say is small mercy sprinklers are turned off in Winter as my children are water seekers & always leave parks, zoos, playgrounds, water features - soaking wet!! Brrr, love Posie

Gaby said...

Can i come over and roast marshmallows, pretty please? Looks like a great day! xx

Tania said...

I am positively drooling over that knit and the toasted marshmallows :)

Greer said...

Loving your Like Sleeves - I've had it in my queue for a while now. Beautiful colour x

**Anne** said...

So glad you are feeling better and have been soaking up the soul stuff so vital for well being.
Always here for you,
Anne xx
P.S. Positively gorgeous knitting.

jodi said...

oh toasted marshmallows...and that knitting. enjoy the rest of the looong w'end T x

teddybearswednesday said...

So happy your souls on the mend.
sounds like you had the perfect medicine
xoxo
PS 496 stitch marks- in my chart. i just had this feeling you are the sort who would want to know.
Forgive me if I'm wrong xo

Tammi said...

Ah...toasted marshmallows over an open fire...love!!

Your knittery is pretty fab too as is the colour.

Enjoy the rest of your long weekend :)

x

Leonie @ Cuppa and Cake said...

All round spectacular!

Tas said...

Glad to hear thigns are looking brighter xx

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Osso Bucco and fireworks . You throw the best parties !
An AstroTurf deckchair looks perfect for winter knitting ... but maybe a tad tickly for summer lounging in shorts ?

Fer said...

GOOD! Well, with a sense of humour as good as yours I felt confident you'd live to fight another day.... or two...

♥ ♥

PS. LOVE the knitted gorgeousness!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

your knitting looks spookily like my knitting in that close-up shot! There endeth the similarity.

Glad you back on form.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

;-)

Magic Bean said...

Was that an astroturf deckchair I spied there??? Inspired. Love it. And the knitting's pretty cool too. Glad tea and cake helped to ease mental state. Happy week to you, Ax

One Flew Over said...

Love a good marshie, you had me at mulled wine and the small's top is super cute.

You also realise just how bloody lucky you are to have THE deck chair??

x

Kylie said...

What a wonderful post! So many fabulous things happening in your world, Mrs, and I'm very happy that you're feeling better. Kx

ange_moore said...

Love the knitting! And wondering if perfectly toasted marshmallows have been on fire - I like mine ultracrunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside!!

Bron66 said...

I love your top. Is it for a small person or a grown up?

Stomper Girl said...

I thought I recognised that chair. Glad to hear things are better for you now. (Don't kids love an outdoor fire, some sparkler writing and some toasted marshmallows - or raw if it comes to that?)

Shannon said...

Oh that knitting...the colour, the osso bucco!
i do hope you spun in wild circles with sparklers too? So much how I imagine you having a wild time; giggling madly and writing your name in the air?

june at noon said...

What gorgeous knitting! Glad you filled up on some good "soul stuff."

Kylie said...

Yumm - marshmellows for breakfast (it is up there with pizza:)
Looks like you have had a great weekend.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So many lovely things going on over here this week! Nothing like family, friends,and craft to warm the spirits.

Catherine said...

So glad you're feeling better! (and you know, visiting your blog is good for my soul too - thank you!)

Kirsty said...

Just perfect T, I'm voting for more of the good stuff. x

Suse said...

Very nice hippos.

Glad you're feeling better, x

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...
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Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

I hope osso bucco does come out of your gorgeous top, love the colour.
You got the lounge chair, wow, lucky duck indeed!!! (it deserved 3 exclamation marks) Wow.
Thank you for linking to your NY friend - it proves some people do survive such a momentous move, so there is hope for me yet. I needed to know that, right now, today. So thank you.

Sandrine said...

Oh I like your weekend!!!And I am cooking Osso bucco today is it a good sign next weekend will be as greta for me :)?! Glad things sounds much better my dear Miss T!
Take care xo

Marina said...

Ooh, sparklers and marshmallows - I'm jealous. Glad you had such a great time....

silverpebble said...

Ace

mel @ loved said...

what a weekend! Slow cooked dinners, toasty marshmellows, winter sunshine..all perfect for refeuling the soul! x