Saturday, February 5, 2011

Little By Little

We have an emerging wood pile - it's actually got way bigger than this since I took the photo! It's gorgeous Manuka collected from Clevedon by a bunch of blokes. Little by little Darling Man is 'making mosaics' as he saws and chops and splits and stacks our winter bounty and places it in a pile that is a pattern. I love it - it promises me hot, steamy, scented baths and cosy winter nights by the fire - while it basks in the summer sun in readiness for later on. For this to happen Darling Man has to be out there and at it - little and often - however slowly but surely that pile is growing!

Little by little I am getting my extra home jobs done - that's the only way to approach it when you work full time outside the home and opportunities for domestic affairs are limited! Last weekend I cleaned my stove and oven which was honestly a little overdue - now I am beaming with virtuous-ness every time I sweep by it and glance over its gleam-y surface!

Last weekend a girlfriend and I went and saw the movie 'The Kings Speech' I was inspired by his patience and persistence as he overcame the challenge of his stutter and eventually embraced the kingship - something I am sure he would never have thought he could do at one time of day. I really like movies that are based on a true story.

Finally - little by little my confidence to ride pillion on the back of our motorbike is growing... Darling Man has been so lovely and patient and encouraging to me. I have surprised myself realizing now how much I enjoy it! We had some great little jaunts last weekend and I find that one seems to see so much more from that viewpoint. I saw this amazing letterbox that was all done in mosaics - it would certainly have taken some time and patience to put all those little pieces in place. I want to have a go at that. My sister who lives in France sent me these 'naked' plaster of Paris hearts that are begging for it - I WILL mosaic them in the colours of Oyes one day.

One final 'finally' - I spent a good deal of time un-picking my knitting and little by little getting it back on an even keel but that's another story - do you think there is such a word as 'un-knitting'? And what is it that you are doing 'little by little'?

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