This morning I realised I hadn’t chilled out during the day recently – I tend to dash around getting everything done and juggling things and then slump at 7.30pm. Instead of launching headlong into the day and feeling, well, somewhat strung out at times, I decided on a different approach today.
I did not turn the computer on but started the day by listening to this exquisite meditative piece by Arvo Part. It seemed to relax the little ones too.
Then I took a cuppa into the garden. I hadn’t done that yet this year. I stood and stared for a little while. I spotted a tiny wren hopping in the flower bed and some self-seeded forget-me-nots about to flower. It was a good plan – I had a sudden urge to make tiny versions of both and what’s more I felt less rushed.
These little pieces will be part of my table at the Spring and Eco Poppytalk Handmade market which begins on Monday.
Today is the last day of my tiny silver cherry blossom raffle for Japan. I will be drawing the winner over the weekend.