Thursday, July 26

It will soon be Spring.

I know, we are still in Winter's grip.
But, I keep thinking of Spring, with the influx of flowers and the beautiful perfumes, of the Spring flowers.

My Daphne is currently flowering, and providing me with joyful memories of my mother, who loved Daphne so much, and it was always in bloom for her birthday, on July 17th. The perfume is a Free Treat.

I have other 'Free Treats' in the form of wonderful neighbours, such as Mrs N N. She is always there for me, no matter what. I really appreciate that lovely friendship. I always know, that whatever comes, Mrs N N will be there for me.

And another Free Treat has arrived from another lovely friend, in the form of 'Game of Thrones'. I now have the first 3 books, in paperback, and also the whole five books on my phone. I love the free treat of being able to read, in bed, at 4am, or whatever unseemly hour, on the phone. It truly is, a Free Treat, to have these books loaded for my reading pleasure.

I often think of my Grandmother, and know she would have loved this new technology. She would have relished reading her bible, in her bed, on frosty mornings. She was a very forward thinking person, and would have loved the advances that technology have made.

Some days are diamonds, and some days are stones, but somehow the spirit? lifeforce? keeps me going on.

We have found beaurocracy to be mindless and cruel, beyond anyone's belief. No treats there, free or otherwise!

Late I know, but I have always loved this song. And, after all, Aussie is good!



12 comments:

ancient one said...

Yes, Spring is coming to you soon and we'll get Fall... Things always seem fresh and new and full of promise in Spring... I guess it is my favorite time of the year, but it really makes me miserable with my allergies... I'm so glad you have N N.

marigold jam said...

Glad you are finding some diamond days amongst the stones. Summer has finally come here and the sun is out - strange to think that you are in winter time over there!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I hope your summer won't be as hot as ours has been, Meggie.

Jennifer said...

A small town north of here has daphne bushes planted as a hedge outside the local council chambers.....just heavenly to walk past (and snitch a sprig) when it's in flower!

persiflage said...

You sound as though things are becoming somewhat easier for you, and I am so glad about that. Spring makes our spirits lift. Here the blossoms are flowering, the magnolias are in bloom and camellias are in bloom, and there is much beauty to be seen. Good neighbours are very precious, as are friends. I send you hugs and smiles.

Kitty said...

So good to hear your grandmother would have embraced technology. My own mother uses it sparingly but from time to time she exclaims at how wonderful it is.

Take care, and keep enjoying those free treats. x

Tanya Brown said...

May there be more and more diamonds!

Isabelle said...

Indeed. You seem a bit more positive and more like the old Meggie. I hope you have lots more free treats.

Marja said...

Hi dear meggie, Spring is a sepcial time of the year, a time of colour and new hope. Hope all is well with you

Pat said...

When things change, you're perspective on what's important and what's trivial changes, too. I tend, now, to concentrate on the wonderful things that happen around me. May our diamonds outnumber our stones ...

Pauline said...

You seem to have a knack for turning stones into diamonds. I hope more free treats are in line :)

*Sheila* said...

My Gran would have enjoyed and used the new technology as well. She was always ready for anything new, or a challenge. I wish I had known her better.