At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Tuesday, August 2

Virtual Coffee Tuesday - Bits 'n' Bobs...

Hello again :)

This is an afternoon coffee as I've spent most of the morning at the diabetic clinic *sigh* But I was very helpful, and the new regime seems to be working...

So, how's you???

We can actually sit outside with our drinks if you'd like... it's a true summer's day... warm with a gentle breeze...



We've got some lovely flowers blooming, though I've no idea what any of them are... other than just beautiful :)
Any ideas???



And we can even enjoy music while we sit on the patio... I've finally entered the 21st century... A dear friend sent me an ipod shuffle a few months ago, and the kids have shown me how to put my CDs on iTunes... Then at the weekend, Nick got a cable so I can play the ipod through my beloved Bose...


Can you believe this little thing has 20 albums on it???? We've got a restful mix of Adele, Jamie Woo, Angus and Julia Stone, Damien Rice, Bill Withers, Iron and Wine, etc., etc...

Also, at the weekend I got some goodies for my art desk... If you remember from this post a couple of weeks ago, my brushes sat in an Alphabetti tin, but not any more...



I got the blue vase/brush holder and the funky dish/brush rest from the lovely Nicky's etsy shop - how pretty is this glaze??
 
 
Well, before I hand over the chatter to the rest of you over at Amy's, I'll leave you with my new favourite book, My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk. It's just perfect for sitting in the garden, chilled glass in hand, drooling over the exquisite words and pictures...
My pics don't do the book justice, but you get the idea :)





And I've used this little paper heart token at the back of the book as a bookmark :)



6 comments:

redheadreverie said...

Iron and Wine...ah there's a classic. I'll sit on the patio with you and jam to that no problem.

Have a great week, and thanks for coffee.

Jamie said...

Lovely flower pictures! Sounds like you're having a fantastic summer day. Mine is a bit cold. :0) But the sun is trying to come out, at least. The book looks pretty! Is it poetry?

Aubrey S. said...

What a pretty piece of pottery! Hope that you're having a great afternoon!

poppy m said...

Hi Calire - I think you photos are of:
buddlia
rose
hibiscus
rose of sharon

It has been horribly humid here - but sunny & warm to. At the site - the humidity was so high I could barely breath! Cant wait for the rain & fresher weather to arrive - August is my LEAST-liked month of the year - bah humbug!

whatidoisme said...

Lovely flowers, music, pottery and book - you are a curator of nice things.
Sue

Nicky said...

It is really lovely to see my pottery pieces now on your art desk (sorry bean tin for being made redundant!) I hope they behave themselves and help to inspire you x ps. great photo's x