A Gift, Supper and A Poem

28 Mar

Our lovely neighbour came home from an Artists’ Residence in Sri Lanka yesterday and brought me a gorgeous silk scarf in my favourite bright colours and covered in elephants which I love. The work she produced while away is both beautiful and moving. You can read about it here in her blog. Scroll down to the first one, Sura Medura,  to read in sequence.


I bought a new cookery book last week, The Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer and we have already enjoyed two of the recipes. Tonight was both simple and tasty.

Rice with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, Feta and Sunflower Seeds

Tonight on Radio 4’s 5pm programme  there was an article about how stressed people are becoming over Brexit. The whole thing has been a horror movie in our heads since the vote was for leave and it just gets worse as each day goes by.   Finding three beautiful things every day is part of my coping strategy, walking by the sea, being creative with my glass and singing with friends are others and this poem by Mary Oliver offers a walk among the trees “to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” It is a very lovely poem.

When I am among trees


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5 responses to “A Gift, Supper and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    April 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Hmmm. Might have to purchase The Roasting Tin book.

    • mybeautfulthings

      April 22, 2019 at 9:44 am

      It’s good and all so easy with only one pan to wash up (sometimes two if rice is required). When I get a new cookery book, I go through the whole thing putting markers on each recipe I want to try. This book is full of markers unlike the vegan one I bought recently. I took a photo of the one recipe I liked in that and sold the book at choir, funds to go to our choir charity, ShelterBox! 🙂

  2. anotherday2paradise

    March 29, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    A very soothing poem. The constant Brexit news is now getting beyond worrisome and is so unsettling especially for UK residents. I wish they could all agree one way or the other and I certainly think a second referendum is warranted. Your supper dish look delicious.

  3. germac4

    March 29, 2019 at 11:42 am

    We have relatives in the UK and the Brexit uncertainty is very stressful for them.. so it is lovely to read one of Mary Oliver’s poems .. impossible not to be cheered up by her wise words.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 29, 2019 at 1:01 pm

      It fills our news and is hard to keep out of our heads. Mary Oliver has the right idea, glad you agreed. 🙂


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