The Beginning

Jennifer Michie Sewing

I love starting on a new project. That is what I began this morning. I sketched out my pattern yesterday and inked it on to my cloth. This morning, over a cup of tea, I began to put my first stitches in. This will be the first of some special things that I’m making for a new little person that will soon be welcomed into our big family.

P.S. I know it’s been quiet around here as of late, but I’ve been very busy enjoying our beloved Denmark and drinking lots of hot chocolate for breakfast. I will have lots to share soon! xx

Countryside Stroll

Jennifer Michie Countryside 1

We took a long walk through the countryside yesterday. Rambling along the paths. We strolled by a stream, through the church yard where an 800 year old church still stands (with medieval paintings still on the walls) and headed to the deli for lunch.

Jennifer Michie Countryside 2

We sat by the duck pond for a bit after lunch and then decided to continue down the lanes, where we saw fields of grazing sheep and cattle. After following the trail through one particular paddock, we were greeted by four gorgeous horses who all came to say hello. There was lots of petting by us and nuzzling by the horses.

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The day was perfect, the sun was out, but there was a delicious breeze going. We ended up doing about a 10 mile stretch. It was bliss.

Just Being

Jennifer Michie Chicken Ramen

We went for a long walk today, cleaned the house, did laundry and ran errands. As a treat we decided to have dinner out. The evening was cool and a steaming bowl of chicken ramen soup seemed like a perfect idea.

I love the pace of summer. The chance to truly march to your own drum and do things on the fly. We’ve stayed up late the past few nights watching Stranger Things. I’m totally hooked! It makes me nostalgic for the 80s.

We love the main theme, there is a slight Tangerine Dream vibe going on there.

Hello August!

Seashells

Well August has arrived. This morning was cool and cloudy, but the sun is working hard on trying to peak out. We’re in the process of making a “Summer Bucket List”, I hoping to dip my toes in the ocean at least once. Here’s to Summer, long may it last!

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Goodbye July

Jennifer Michie Queen of Sweden Rose

I can’t believe that July is already coming to a close. How can that be? I’m definitely running behind this year because we haven’t even had our “Christmas in July” party. Maybe we can just do it in August instead?

Yesterday we spent arm in arm walking around one of our favourite parks. The roses were in full bloom and this pinky peachy apricot beauty bred by David Austin, called Queen of Sweden, was particularly alluring. It’s smell was just delicious.

School’s Out for Summer!

Summer Fun

School’s out for summer! I can hear Alice Cooper singing those sweet lines in my head as I type. Here’s to road trips, long walks, sleeping in, staying up late. To new adventures. To having a movie fest, playing board games and cards. To eating delicious food prepared at a slow pace.

Here’s to living off PB&J and pimento cheese sandwiches, laying in the sun and eating potato chips. To spur of the moment picnics. To making out while listening to good tunes and to taking each day as it comes. Here’s to summer, long may she last!

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The Day to Day

I’ve been quiet here again. Not intentionally by any means. I continue to be saddened by current events. Has the world gone mad? In light of all that is happening I’m focusing on keeping the house cozy. Ensuring that it is a place of refuge and love. I’m focusing on my walks and taking in the butterflies, poppies blossoming in a rainbow of colours, the trees dancing in the breeze. I’m listening to podcasts and music, drinking lots of sweet tea and trying to stay cool in the heat.

I’m just taking one day at a time. Tomorrow brings with it the last day of school and truly the beginning of summer for us. I can’t wait!

 

Sunshine

Jennifer Michie Sunshine

I headed out early for my walk today and was rewarded with a gloriously cool morning and lots and lots of sunshine. Although, now it is pouring with rain outside my window.

Here’s to the summer! Please bring us lots more sunshine, it makes my soul sing!

What The World Needs Now

I can’t even bear to turn on the news at the moment. In the past three weeks, I’ve yet to read one happy story. Is this what the world is coming too? Surely there is goodness left, kindness left? The light is stronger than the dark. I believe in that!

Hug someone you love a little tighter today, do small things with love, commit a random act of kindness, make a difference for someone else. I think Burt Bacharach and Hal David said it best, “What the world needs now, is LOVE, sweet LOVE!”