Lazing on a Friday afternoon, taking the time to enjoy the little oasis I created, water tinkling, wind chimes blowing gently in breeze, the sun warming my skin, all in all a delightful way to end my working week.
Deciding a few months ago that there is more to life than work, I made the decision to finish at lunchtime on a Friday, to spend more time for me, and spending time each Friday afternoon relaxing at home, reading, listening to music, watching my feline children playing, is more fulfilling than I can explain.
Having created a space entirely meant for rest and relaxation, I do find that I have no trouble whatsoever in allowing the stresses of the working week to just float away, as I sat here reading I thought that some people would pay to enjoy this tiny little courtyard, it is as luxurious as any resort I have stayed in.
Of course I am not the only one who thoroughly enjoys my garden paradise.
Those who really rule the house can't wait to get outside when I get home and frolic in the sunshine, chasing butterflies and snoozing in the fresh air.
And I am always delighted to see new flowers appear, spending as much time as I do in the garden just sitting and watching means I see each burst of growth, each bud forming.
There is a lot to be said for the act of doing nothing, just being still, many people I have encountered in my story say they can not sit still, they can't clear their minds, me, I find it no problem at all, for sitting in the confines of my garden I am embraced by love and soothed into silent bliss.......