Friday, 22 April 2011

Turning My Face To The Steadfast Sun.

8.12am and the house is still quiet. It's the Easter holidays after all. My usual routine is to put on the kettle, then go and browse as I decide where to look for this mornings soundtrack. But today as I make my morning pot of coffee, for once I hold off on pressing the play button. Instead I savour the silence and I listen. To the ticking clock, the birdsong just outside the window, the water just beginning to boil, and just before that takes over, in the distance the sound of the surf hitting the stones. There is a blue haze over the mountain, indistinct wispy cloud cover, altogether another day that promises gold.

We are four days in to the holidays now, and four days in to another three week stint away from Jay. To keep to our usual pattern, so far the car has behaved itself, but we do have one (possibly two) unwell little boys. It's always one or the other.

But the sun is shining. And there is no school. And that makes it all the difference.

I hope the sun is shining wherever you are!


Mimi said...

It does promise gold, doesn't it.
I've just popped inside for a second cup of tea, my blissful and simple treat during school holidays!
Oh the joy of being able to eat breakfast outside!
Have a wonderful Easter, Ciara, I hope your little ones are well enough for an egg hunt. It must be hard being on your own when they're poorly.

Mimi said...

p.s. love the boat picture, it's kind of nostalgic.

Anonymous said...

So...Bumblebee, an astronaut, and a Ninja-Clone Trooper-Hybrid? That's awesome.

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Oh, that boat photo pulled me right in--so filled with childhood magic.

Sending you a warm hug and Happy Easter wishes, Ciara. I'm hosting a rather wonderful giveaway at my place that I hope you will enter. What a kick if you were to win!

xoxo Gigi

Crosby Kenyon said...

Sunny today but not tomorrow, yet I usually enjoy a dose of tumultuous weather.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wishing you a lovely Easter!

Acornmoon said...

The sun is shining where we are for once and like you I am trying to savour the moment.

Happy Easter to you Ciara x

Paddy said...


NightlySun said...

A nice post!
Thanks for sharing, I enjoyed the visit!! :D

Sara said...

Sweet morning... there is nothing like it. I hope the sun was warm on your face and filled you with all those things that only the sun can. xx