highlands winter road trip with my mum 2004 (film)
The smell of wood fires nearby. A future wedding that we’re all excited about. Farmers who greet me warmly each week. A new weekly walking (& talking!) date with a precious friend. Family time in my mum & stepdad’s backyard. Rest time, always my scheduled rest times. My husband – my team mate in life. My dog snuggling under winter blankets & reaching out to touch me when I come near. Bumping into friends when walking or visiting new cafes. Real, throw-your-arms-around-each-other-and-squeeze hugs. A massive write-it-down-in-my-diary compliment from one of my favourite photographers. Zero makeup with a ponytail & a friend saying how clear & healthy my skin looked. Sneaking my hands into my husband’s pockets on a cold morning. Discovering I can wear merino wool singlets without irritation. Oven baked pudding. My husband’s chorizo risotto creation. Sharing clothes with my mum. Fun, inspiring workshops & making new friends. Getting out of my comfort zone. Letting stuff go from my mind. The golden winter light and long shadows. Overflowing love & gratitude for people, places & experiences.
What is your recent winter/summer goodness, my friends?