It's clichéd, but love really is all around us, all of the time. For me, love is not about hearts and flowers (although both of those are on my table today) but about the little day-to-day, just because things.
Last night I was sat thinking about love, about all of the things I love about my life and the people in it and it surprised me how much of it came back to this little place.
Five Winters ago, I sat down at a computer and starting writing here. I could never have imagined that it would lead to a connection with so many lovely people, with so much inspiration, that it would keep me accountable and help me turn my life around, moulding it into a shape that fits our needs, that it would lead to paid work where I get to do what I love.
You, lovely reader, are a big part of that and everyday you bring love to my life by continuing to visit, with your supportive comments, thoughtful emails, supporting my online shop, clicking through my adverts when you purchase something, treating me to a cup of tea with my new donate button and so much more. Your choosing to click into this little place on a regular basis allows me to be around for my son, to keep a strong connection between us that was lacking in my own childhood and I will be eternally grateful for that.
Taking advantage of a day when it's socially acceptable to be a bit soppy I'd just like to take a little minute to send some love back to you and show my gratitude to you - thank you, so very much xxx
P.S. The brownies are these sourdough brownies - if you make them, use a bigger tin/dish than recommended or you'll have to show your oven some extra cleaning love!