Elegant Rose

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

What Is this Life....

" What is this life, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep and cows
No time to see when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their
nuts in grass.

No time to turn at beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they dance.
No time to wait till her mouth
can enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare ".....

William Henry Davies.

Dearest Readers.
This very week my little blog celebrates
 her three years of musings..
The poem above is very fitting as this is one of the 
poems my Mama used to recite to us often,
~ when we were quite small, and even more as we grew up !
She forgot many things, you see.
But never her love for animals, trees, flowers and the seasons..
But most of all us.
 I am a ~  thinking  you already know I nursed my Mum
through a long and very sad journey
with Alzheimers Disease .
The' past' being most apparent in my little corner...
 The memories here would only include
 the happy days though  ......
The' Rosey Tinted' happy times..
I made a little promise you see!
I would never leave my little place called home 
without wearing my' Rosey tinted spectacles'...
It's the only way to view the world, when days are mighty tough, you see.

Along with my little blog anniversary .
Mr RTS has celebrated his birthday too, this very week !
Ooh my lots of cakes and many candles have been blown out ..
~ along with making a few wishes,,,

I would like to say, that I baked those delightful
banana and walnut muffins, above .
But alas it would be a 'little white lie '.
No, Mr RTS's made these little beauties him self !!
Very yummy they were as well.

We visited Miss Olivia, this last weekend too..
Leeds is a very vibrant, quirky city.
We had a wonderful time catching up with her and viewing 
her world and life here at the university !

Yey, life is for ever changing.....
Time returns to you, once they fly the nest.
But the best part is finding your selves once again..
And that includes adult life too !
I must also add here, that it was my beautiful girl that helped me 
patiently set up my blog..
she kindly showed me the' ins and outs' of being on here.
And that wasn't the easiest of tasks.
She also spell checked me so often , that I came to rely
on this and we both very often laughed at just how I speak and write 
in my Mama's tongue.
Ooh yes I'm an old soul.
Words and there meanings open up a magical world on here
for me....
I came to look forward each day to reading and seeing every ones days
in pretty pictures..
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind
 that I have enjoyed  the best~ est company,
   in these past three years.
Thank you !

We are almost through February!
~ Not quite sure how that happened..
Time flies I guess when you are busy ..
My today is for just being..
Be kind to your selves, too .
Be still, and call forth the dreams you may have buried
long ago..
All we have is now with no guarantees 
Thank you for kindest words always..
I'm off to pop on the kettle and catch up with you all.
Hugs Maria x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

*Jolly ~ins Of January*

Pull up a chair....

I have tried to keep January
as light and airy as possible.
Where others have perhaps drawn fire side 
and started on their new years resolutions.
I resolved to make none at all and just go with the flow
and I'm kinda thinking that's how January
was in 'The Rosey Tinted Household'....
Goodness knows it can be the longest
of months..
Here's my little January in pictures..

Lots of resting and nesting...

A trip to see the, she Wolves at our local 
'Wild ~life animal park'..
As you can see, I had Miss Olivia home...
Lots of fun !

Beautiful , Beautiful Creatures..

Wild and free, in spirit.
Truth be told I am not a fan of zoos..
I don't frequently visit.
But this day, kinda made my January !
I was captivated by their beauty!

Mr RTS 's treated me to the best seat 
in the house last weekend too !
(* Our house* )
He made the most delightful celery soup followed
 vegetarian spinach and broccoli 
based pizza..
In this 'Pop - Up Restaurant' , by our fireside..
In all our married days, he's cooked possibly 
three times !!
So I a thinking you can imagine the giggles we had !
Super fun.
I would most certainly recommend doing this..
Kinda come dine YOU with ME..


January can most certainly bring the blues, that's true.
But I was happy to say
" There just not allowed to enter here"...

February arrives
  with snow for some and a full moon this evening..
Turn your pennies over folks and make that wish !

The full Snow moon.
"February is traditionally when the heaviest snow falls.
People often dream of places they'd rather be when 
they sleep under a full snow moon.".....
( The girl who chased the moon )

Happy February one and all...
~ the winding path ahead leads to Spring time..
And that's just around the very next corner...
I have a few little treats planned till then..
I do hope you have too,
With hugs and kindest thoughts .
Maria x
* Afterword *
Olivia has just text me from uni to say,
" Patrick Grant " from 'The Sewing Bee'
 is visiting the University soon, to do a talk 
on Fashion and textiles , and , and ,
Hmmm, I will have to think about that !
He He !
Wonder if that was in my wish box !

Sleep tight under
 the full Snow moon tonight !