After a bright and Spring like day yesterday, we are today shrouded with thick fog. Crystals of dew cluster on the leaves of daffodils and the air is cold and damp. It's days like this that I like a bit of comfort and here are some of the things that warm my soul.
My Sofa is a great source of comfort, a place I comandeer on a regular basis, a rainbow haven of crocheted cushions and blankets - an invitation to snuggle and relax.
One of my ultimate foody comfort favourites is The New Covent Garden Food Co; Chicken Soup. This is indeed fodder for the soul, especially a tired and weary one. I admit to being a person who sometimes turns to food for comfort, but there's nothing wrong with indulging our tastebuds with something nourishing and delicious, that makes us feel good inside and out!
Sarah Ban Breathnach is a wonderful author and I have a couple of her soul soothing books. Filled with beautiful scoops of wisdom it is a book I turn to when I'm feeling a little lost or in need of replenishment deep within. It works every time.
Lavender Oil is something that I use for comfort as well as relaxation. The scent is such a grounding and reassuring one, and I like to use it in a warm sea salt bath (with candles of course!) or to dab on my pulse points. I've found this oil to be especially helpful when I'm feeling anxious.
I love to watch the film or read the book Chocolat. It's one of my favourite stories of all time - I never tire of the plot, and of course the fact that it's chocolate based helps enormously (and it's got absolutely Nothing to do with the fact that Johnny Depp plays a rather attractive river gypsy in the film ~ nope, nothing at all!)
Speaking of Chocolate...
...I'm loving trying out different varieties of Raw Chocolate. Several of these delicious bars arrived at my house last week and I confess to now being addicted to them. Raw chocolate makes other chocolate pale into insignificance, and a little slice of one of these bars (which you can order online from Living Food of St Ives ) lifts the spirits and gives you that chocolatey comfort that is oh so necessary in life! :)
So those are a few of my favourite comforts - I wonder if you'll share yours with me? :D
Before I go, I'd like to say Thank You's to all of the people who have signed up as Participants for the Being Creative project so far. The Sign Up is open throughout the year, so if you haven't joined yet and would like to then you are welcome to visit the Being Creative page to find out more and add your name to the list.
Already there are a few images appearing in the Flickr Group which I'm very excited about and I've had rather alot of emails from people about the idea itself which is very, very gratifying - so Thank You for joining me with this, it's going to be a fun and rewarding journey and I can't wait to see what unfolds.
I've just this morning created a little piece of art for the project - the fact that it wasn't work related made the whole process feel different - light hearted, playful, relaxed. I can't remember the last time I made art just for the sake of it, and as much as I love my painting it was fabulous to work in a different medium just for pleasures sake.
So if you're taking part, how are you getting on with your Garden theme? Don't forget you can post pictures to our Flickr Group (there is now a link in the right side bar under the Being Creative button), or if you prefer you can wait for the Gallery post at the end of the month to share links of what you are creating here on this blog.
Right - time for a cuppa! I'll see you again soon - I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world!