Domestic Paradise

By alison May 9, 2007 18 Comments 1 Min Read

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It is a good day. I’ve had strawberries  sprinkled with orange blossom water for breakfast, and there is  Formby Asparagus soup simmering on the stove.   I’ve got a  line of lemon juice bleached tea towels swinging in the breeze, Marthas coffee strudel baking in the oven and joy of joys, there are teeny weeny green strawberries on my plants (Bizarre! Plant and they will come!). My head is buzzing with a hundred and one things I want to do in and around the house and garden, books to read ( "A Solitary Summer" has just landed on my doorstep) books to write, plans for Brocante to make, junk to sell, eyebrows to pluck, purple sprouting brocolli to plant and songs to dance to…

I’m alive with it! But I don’t feel like blogging. Some days I  just want to be instead.

If I had a proper job I would call in sick. But I haven’t. There’s just me, whacking myself with a big stick and creating obligations that only exist in my head. So if it is ok with you I am having a few days off. Days to dream, and plan,  and bring crazy notions into fruition. A chance to hear myself think and fill the freezer with summer soups…

A short holiday in domestic paradise.  

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18 Comments

  1. Angel Jem says:

    See you later… go just be!

  2. Enjoy!
    Every domestic godess deserves a day or two off every now and then!
    God bless.
    Terri

  3. Jennifer says:

    Enjoy yourself. We all understand and some of us are even a teeny bit jealous with the desire to "just be". Have a marvelous rest.

  4. HeatherJean says:

    DREAM, PLAN, "BE"….that's what life is about! Enjoy yourself and I hope you have a blast!

  5. sisiggy says:

    Weeellllll…all right, I guess…I'll wait here. Don't mind me. Go be and having been, be more. I think.

  6. Amy says:

    ha! That picture looks like me working at the office lol

  7. Amy says:

    ha! That picture looks like me working at the office lol

  8. Dear Alison, I understand from you recent posts that you are happy these days… You deserve whatever makes you even happier. Enjoy 'being' and may you find inspiration for many more charming posts. La Chouette.

  9. Gill says:

    We'll still be here waiting patiently. Enjoy your time off and come back refreshed.
    Gill x

  10. Gill says:

    We'll still be here waiting patiently. Enjoy your time off and come back refreshed.
    Gill x

  11. Monique says:

    Have a wonderful holiday, filled with ideas and soup ; )
    Have fun !!!

  12. cassandra says:

    Enjoy these blissful moments Alison,your've earned them.

  13. Mari-Nanci says:

    "A short holiday in domestic paradise. "
    Yeaaaaaa you! I'm so happy you simply did this! May you enjoy each and every minute of it.
    Mari-Nanci

  14. Mari-Nanci says:

    "A short holiday in domestic paradise. "
    Yeaaaaaa you! I'm so happy you simply did this! May you enjoy each and every minute of it.
    Mari-Nanci

  15. Have a lovely break. You deserve it, but don't stay away too long as we will all miss you!

  16. Joy says:

    Enjoy your time off, love the sound of strawberries with orange flower water, have you tried them with pepper mmmmm

  17. Clare says:

    I have been the same just lately – perhaps it's the time of year! Look forward to seeing you back when you're ready!

  18. Clare says:

    I have been the same just lately – perhaps it's the time of year! Look forward to seeing you back when you're ready!

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