Monday, 29 March 2010

Notebook Monday

Todays Notebook Monday is a dedication to Elspeth Thompson who sadly died on 25th March.

Today i take my 'likes, wants, things to do' from her wonderful weekend book.


-Take up photography:
Take one picture of yourself - or your child, or partner - every day, week or month for a year.....



-Compile a recipe book/box:
'One of the objects i'd rescue from our house if it caught fire is the recipe book i've kept since my teenage years'.....



-Visit Kettles Yard Cambridge: One of the most inspiring and beautiful places in the world....



-Hear the dawn chorus:
Around the end of April set the alarm early - around 4.30am. if you can bear it, wrap up warm and head for your local woods. Sit - or lie - down and listen; it's a simple as that....



-Visit a garden - or open your own....



-Catch Rainbows:
Make the most of the summer sunshine by hanging crystals on fishing wire at the windows to catch the light and send it dancing in rainbows round the room....



I can really recommend this lovely book...it is one of my favourites....so much so it was one of the few i selected to put on the new shelves in the lounge as i read it so much. It has notes in the margins and turned down pages....i love it.





My thoughts go out to her family

xx

(Words from Elspeth Thompson: The wonderful weekend book and LissyLou)
(Pictures from Weheartit and Amazon)

14 comments:

VintageVicki said...

I love that book too.

Was very sad to hear of her passing :(

Itch2stitch.com said...

That does look a wonderful book! I keep saying to George that we should do a cookbook, as we (more him) are always making up recipes and then can't remember them! suzie xxx

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

What inspiring reading! I hadn't heard of her, I will now look into buying that book! Thank you for sharing. Xx

All things bright and beautiful... said...

I was devastated to find out about Elspeth's death - thanks for your lovely tribute post - she was a very very special lady and my heart cries out for her hubby and very young daughter.
lynn.

Rubyred said...

Elspeth's death is so very sad. Her poor family.You have written a wonderful post in tribute.
I love your 101 small daily pleasures and share lots or them with you!Sometimes counting our blessings and taking joy in the little things seem all the more important when you hear such sad news!
Rachel x

Little Bear Stories said...

So so sad to hear this sad news. I love her book, her writing is so soft and pretty and her ideas inspring x

Kissed by an Angel said...

Such wonderful inspiration!! I have a book with my recipes in and I have crystals at all my windows!! I love the sound of the book, i must check it out!
xxxx

Lisa said...

It is a really good book. Such sad news. Been thinking about her and her family today.
Lisa x

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I'm such a fan of this lovely book, I hadn't heard that she had died. What a shame. I feel really sad
Louise x

Florence and Mary said...

It's such a loss, I love her book.

Victoria xx

Susie's country cottage said...

This is a wonderful book. I bought it for my mother last Christmas and we were both really inspired by Elpeth's ideas. It is very sad to hear of her untimely death.

Country Style Living said...

Lovely post....

Floss said...

How sad - I hadn't heard the news of her death. Thanks for commemorating her in this way - I've been thinking of buying her book for a while and I love the parts of it you've mentioned.

Mrs M said...

Lovely post.


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