OK, two thirds of the way through the year - no, three quarters!! Really?? Gosh that’s scary!! Anyway, I am re-challenged by my New Year’s resolution!! Taking more time, slowing down and LISTENING more!!
However, I can see that I'm still refining my mastery at plate spinning (not literally… although it would be fun to try!) and I'm still multi tasking a little too much for my liking. So, my Autumn Re-resolution, if there is to be such a thing, is to remind myself that life is in the moment. It’s not about next week, it’s about NOW!! So, again, slow down, bake a bit more, do one thing at a time, and listen, REALLY LISTEN WITH BOTH EARS to my children, to my thoughts, to life! Carpe diem - or even better, carpe momentum!! A little rusty on my latin?!
I don’t know about you but I grew up on movies like The Water Babies - the one with James Mason and Bernard Cribbins – and The Railway Children (also Bernard Cribbins). Did you see either of those?? I could have watched both of them a thousand times for all I know, I just never could tire of the stories!
The Railway Children was one of those that despite its darkness was full of optimism and determination and The Water Babies, through its fantasy, was entirely magical, musical and wonderful! So the relevance there? Well particularly with The Railway Children, I was always inspired at how they were so very self sufficient, and how they 'made home' despite the fact that they had so little and The Water Babies? Well, it’s all about eventually getting there!
So in today’s world, how does my Railway Children style of self sufficiency actually look?? Well, that would of course be by lighting my Yankee Candles, storing frozen stewed apples in my Lock & Lock, scrubbing skirting boards with my It Works pads and my piano, which we all sing around with the local bobby on a Sunday evening, polished with my orange oil!
Some things just aren’t to be lived without..!
Love Pipa x