Hello! And how are you today? If your sky outside is dark, like my sky outside, you might enjoy a bit of colour from my medicine bottle labelled "colour for grey or dark days. One teaspoon to be taken daily. Dosage may be increased if your weather is particularly bad".
I was feeling ever so, ever so tired last Friday evening, that's why there was no blog post, I'm sorry about that, I do try to be reliable with my Monday, Wednesday, Friday blogging, but sometimes I just can't find the energy, not often, just sometimes. Our clocks went back yesterday, so the evenings are longer, and it's started getting dark too early. This must be the hardest thing about the winter months, the long nights, they drag a bit.
So what's the solution?! For me, it's COLOUR! Colour, colour, colour, extra colour, more colour, tons and bags of colour, and vitamin D tablets, (they're meant to help with lack of sunlight).
So rather than my planned post for today, I've trawled through my photos, picked out a few colourful ones, and put together some mosaics. The post I had planned for today was heavy on sand content, and I wondered why I was feeling "muted" after going through the pictures. Infact, I was wondering why I wanted to have a good scream after looking at about thirty photos all containing the same sand colour..............
I personally can't have enough flowers in my medicine mixture, if anything cheers me up, it's a bunch of flowers.
And I most definitely can't have enough sugar mice to sweeten the mix, or colourful fabrics.
The sugar might give me a bit of a kick up the old you-know-what, get me motivated, you know how difficult it is to get motivated when you just want to curl up and hibernate?
But maybe, just maybe, the last ingredient that is an absolute MUST for the medicine concoction is this:
A waxy, general purpose potato, resembling a desirable potato, with my name on it. (You can read more about the down-to-earth properties of this Vanessa potato here, apparently Vanessa isn't half bad as potatoes go).
That is the perfect final ingredient for my personalised medicine mixture. (Your medicine mixture might need a fruit or vegetable with your name, for the mix to work for you, I can't guarantee a Vanessa potato will do the job as well as it could).
I feel particularly blessed to have a potato which, either, I am named after, or, is named after me. Actually, there is a butterfly, the "Painted Lady", Latin name Vanessa Cardui, but to have my name on a potato feels quite special. The potato photo was taken at a farmer's show of different varieties of potatoes, how marvellous is that?! A potato fair! Well, marvellous if you find a potoato with your name on it, otherwise.........................
Do you have anything identified with your name which is particularly pleasing to you?
And on that delicious, and very satisfying note, I am going to sing tra-la as I gravitate towards my knitting, (which for some reason I'm being reticent about showing you. I'll try and do something about that for Wednesday's post). Cheerio then. Love Vanessa xxx