The rains have stopped, the winds have stilled and at last we have a moment of calm here in Queensland. A moment when you finally have time to sit down, catch your breath and let your body collect itself.
There have been rather fierce personal storms to go with the floods and gale-force winds we’ve experienced this week. I’m feeling a bit battered and very, very thankful to have some quiet time this weekend to rest and restore.
The cafe where I often go to work has a special on fresh-squeezed juices today, so I’m treating myself to Strawberry Mint. It tastes like summer and makes me smile.
Last night after the chores were done, I had a happy wander around our muddy but not so floody farm. After so many dark days of pelting rains and wild winds it was pure bliss to sit on a log and look out over sun-drenched fields and sun-dappled waters.
I loved this perky little feather glowing in the setting sun, looking so light and free.
This weekend is a happy one:
- visits and chips & gravy with good friends who finally navigated their way home through the floods from Northern Queensland.
- time to curl up on the couch and read incredible books (Once, Then and After by Morris Gleitzman)
- movies and my favorite pork roast crackling at night.
This afternoon I experimented with a Dark Chocolate-Studded Brioche baked in a cast iron pot and it turned out beautifully!! I hope to share it with you in the next day or two.
In the meantime, I’m wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with things and people who make your heart happy. Is there anything your particularly looking forward to?