This afternoon after feeding Ava her dinner, I took her outside to do her business. She did that and then was wandering up the side of the house, so I followed. What I found when I wandered up the side of our house upset me. I discovered that while we were away on holidays the neighbours had decided to not only cut back the overhang of our bushes on their side of the fence (fine by me) but had hacked into our bushes on our side of the fence. Not only that, but they had shoved all the offcuts to our side of the fence. So not only did I discover our bushes to be hacked into and now looking ugly and disfigured but I found a mountain of mess that will have to be dealt with. I could feel my horror and temper building. I am not good at making complaints, or confrontation but something will need to be said as this really is unacceptable and I don’t want to see this happen again.
So tonight, I needed some calming. Dim lighting and candles calm me. The lantern you see in the photo has a tealight candle in it. It was a gift from my sister who spent 10 years living as an expat in Asia. I can’t remember which asian country it came from but I love it. It is beautiful. The little turtle and fish to its right, my husband brought back from a work trip to the Solomon Islands.
I’m grateful for dim lighting and candles when I need some calming.
p.s. a glass or two of wine also helps!