A rhythm of home

 Morning sunlight 

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When I was a young woman and was raising a family in a house that we had just bought, my mum gave me this piece of advice about homemaking that I’ve never forgotten. 

First she said, “Live in a home that has plenty of natural light and cover it up as little as possible.”

Then she said, “Pay attention to the first thing you see when you open the door into your home. 

It should be something pleasant.” 

We live in a quite small apartment on the second floor just above the quite small apartment where my 85 year old mother lives on the first floor. We have one window in the living room and a windowed door which leads into the back garden. 

Our home faces east and the window is at the front of the house. The harbour is just at the bottom of the narrow, winding lane and when the sun rises over the Atlantic it gleams in through the window and slowly fills the room with a faerie-land of natural light.

One of my very favourite things is to glance up from my morning tea to see the living room bathed in morning sunlight...so full of promise. 

Sunday: Turkey, maple glazed parsnips, winter squash casserole
Monday: creamy mushroom soup
Tuesday: simple Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday: polenta with sausage sauce
Thursday: one dish chicken and rice bake
Friday: homemade pizza
Saturday: beef stew

Pumpkin bread
Apple pie
Apple cake

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  1. Your living room is so perfect, it looks like the cover of House Beautiful. Do you have another blog called "A Heartful Child"? She commented to me, and looks just like you!

  2. That was good advice that your mom gave you many years ago about "home." Home is my favorite place to be, and your front room looks charming with the white couches. So cozy
    with much light. Enjoy your precious home.


  3. How beautiful! I love to watch the sun in the morning as well. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen


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