Saturday, 14 December 2019

Pottering


The rain we were promised this morning never eventuated so after breakfast it was out into the garden to do some watering.  I usually water in the evening, but didn’t last night because of the rain that was meant to arrive.

It was a bit of a potter-around day, doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that but nothing that important.  I was telling one of my sons about disposing of more books, and made the comment that I was trying to only keep those that “spoke” to me.  His reply:  “You might need to stand there for a while, then, and see which ones go quiet!”

With Christmas fast approaching I thought perhaps I should put up some trimmings, and decorated my bedroom with a few little baubles.  Grand-daughter bought a small artificial tree and has decorated it with a string of lights and a few ornaments.  It looks very pretty.




Hope your weekend is going well,
Margaret

12 comments:

  1. I purged my books before we moved nine years ago. Since that time, I donate books to the local library. Those with a publication date of the last two years, I am issued a tax receipt for.. I keep few books now.

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    1. Well done Marie. Probably my biggest problem is that when I do manage to remove some books, others seem to appear to take their place! I am going to have to be very strict with myself this time round.

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  2. My books are part of me. I will have a hard time disposing of any of them, but I intend to make sure they will go to people who will cherish them as I have done.

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    1. It's funny how we get so attached to our books. They are like old friends to me, and parting with them is not that easy.

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  3. Such pretty areas/decorations. You must have the knack...I am sadly lacking in it. I enjoy seeing how others decorate...

    personal question, so ignore it if you won't. Have you always lived in New Zealand? I just cannot imagine Christmas in the warmer months, but Christmas in cold weather is probably as weird to you if you have always lived there.

    Though when I was a kid we had one Christmas, when it was warm enough to just wear long sleeved shirts. But so odd, that I still think about it.

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    1. I meant ignore question if you'want' not won't....lol

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    2. Yes Rose, I am a born and bred New Zealander and cannot really imagine what it must be like for you. Our Christmas meals are usually either an outdoor barbecue, or else a selection of cold meats and salads. The weather is always warm and even a long-sleeved shirt would be too hot!

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    3. An outdoor barbecue does not sound too bad! It is not super cold here yet...but do need long sleeves. Life is sure interesting...like you said, or I think it was you...it would sure be boring if everyone was the same.

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  4. Sometimes it takes only a few Christmassy items to add that festive touch!

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  5. When we got married I got rid of a lot of books but must say the number is on the rise again.

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    1. I know that feeling LOL. It is so easy to accumulate more books :)

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