Winter Weather (sort of)

Finally today we have had some rain. We have been enjoying the most balmy Autumn with daytime temperatures around 23C and cool crisp mornings. All day today the clouds have been drawing in and the light fading from the sky. Finally this afternoon gentle rumblings of thunder and some much needed rain.

I get very excited by storms. I love all that pent up energy being released. I especially love it if I get the chance to walk on the beach with the waves crashing and roaring and the slap of the rain on my face.

It’s dark outside now, even though it’s only 5:30pm. The lights are on, the roast dinner is in the oven and I can hear the steady drum of the rain outside. There’s a contentment to being warm and dry inside while the rain pours down outside. I feel like a little Brambley Hedge mouse. (If you’re not familiar with Jill Barklem’s beautiful stories you really should take a look at them. Her illustrations are so detailed and beautiful. I’ve included some in this blog)

I love to cook in this weather too, the heat of the oven adding a layer of warmth and the smells of cooking bringing comfort.

We move out of this little house in two days time and I must confess to being a little heartbroken. It has only been our temporary home for a month, while our house was being repaired, but there is a warmth to this house that wraps itself around you like a hug. It has been a restorative time and I will miss it sorely. Just two more days and then we say goodbye and move back to our old life.

On the positive side I will be able to bring my cats home for some love and attention. They have been in boarding kennels and have been missing us just as much as we have missed them. Bless their fluffy little paws! I’m not sure what the dog will think about them being back – I think she has enjoyed being an only ‘fur-child’ for the last month.

About embracingtheimperfections

I am a mother of six children. My children's ages range from 20 down to 1, so we are dealing with a lot of different ages and stages, not to mention a lot of different personalities. One of my twins has cerebral palsy so that adds yet another dimension to our lives. Along my journey so far I have learnt that life is far from perfect and that sometimes it's the imperfections that round out the harsh edges and give it a quality that is precious and unique. My love of the imperfect extends into my home life too. I love all things vintage, hand crafted, home grown and home cooked. I love to be creative and I love learning. I am definitely not a minimalist! I aspire to be tidy and organized but I am realizing that with six children, three cats and a crazy black Labrador that is probably beyond my capabilities, so I embrace the beautiful chaos that ensues!
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