New Grand-Niece, Rain Soaked Flowers and A Good Read

15 Jun

1    Beautiful news about the safe arrival of Ionie, 3.4kg, in Munich, first baby for my nephew and his wife. I’ll have to get busy on the Sally-boots!

2     Today’s very beautiful rain-drenched flowers in our garden.

Maigold, a rambling rose

Clematis Niobe, such a rich colour

3   Finished reading ‘the earth hums in b flat’ by Mari Strachan, a delightful novel about growing up that begins “I fly in my sleep every night.” I loved that opening as I spent many of my childhood nights flying too! The novel is intriguing, full of childish misconceptions and a growing sense of self.

‘the earth mums in B flat’ by Mari Strachan


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14 responses to “New Grand-Niece, Rain Soaked Flowers and A Good Read

  1. Promenade Claire

    June 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Perfectly lovely news! Joy and happiness all round

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      Indeed. And today we learned that a nephew on the other half of the family also became a Dad. No more info yet!

  2. Androgoth

    June 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    You managed your three beautiful things
    and with some very nice pictures also 🙂 🙂

    And some lovely news for you within this posting too 🙂

    Androgoth Xx

  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    June 16, 2012 at 1:43 am

    That’s a great opening line for a novel. I actually love opening lines. They are almost always memorable.

    The flowers are utterly beautiful, and when you say rain-soaked garden, I can almost smell them 🙂

    I still can’t get over you find 3 beautiful things in every day!!!

    Have a beaut day 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 16, 2012 at 8:55 am

      The book is worth reading too, life affirming in a beautiful way.
      With love to you from a very wet and windy Cornwall! Hope you have a good weekend. 🙂

  4. pamasaurus

    June 15, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Congrats on the new grand-niece!

  5. niasunset

    June 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Oh dear Sally, this is a wonderful news, Congratulations. Should be so exciting days in there now. Your flowers are amazing… Especially after the rain… Well captured. I love reading books and there are so many waiting for me but I can’t find time enough and also they are in English and my reading especially novels, etc. takes much more time, you can understand this. How wish to read as in my own language… without searching, or looking up any other books, dictionary, etc. But I hope will be like that one day… I noted this novel too, the quotes are amazing and impressed me. I really wish to read… THANK YOU so much you are so beautiful friend. Have a nice weekend, with my love, (by they way my love watches the football match, UK and Sweden behind me in the living room but my ears there too… I wish UK to win I make my fingers crossed! UK 3 – SWE 2… right now it happened. This is amazing… Go go UK… Love, nia

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      What a delightfully long reply! Yes, UK won!

      I don’t know when we will see the new baby as she is in Munich and we are in Cornwall but hope it won’t be too long.

      I am so impressed with your use of English. You are amazing! I can get by in French but couldn’t do half as well as you do with English. I think you would enjoy the novel as it is funny and poignant. The names are quite hard as they are Welsh . I can’t pronounce them either, just say them in my head as I think they could be!

      Have a lovely weekend!

      With love

  6. Don

    June 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Congratulations on the new arrival.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you. Not sure when we’ll meet her as we are in Cornwall and they are in Munich but hope it won’t be too long. 🙂

  7. Choc Chip Uru

    June 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Congratulations my friend, I’m sure she’s as beautiful as these flowers 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 15, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      I’m sure she is. I’m hoping to see some photos soon!

      Have a good weekend 🙂


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