Athlandia

A beautiful Silmarillion illustration by Egor Ursus.

A beautiful Silmarillion illustration by Egor Ursus.

Love this image - wish I knew the artist!

Love this image - wish I knew the artist!

Spring Time Light

by Robert Patinson

At last the mornings welcome light
has drawn the darkness from the night,
and growing days give time and heat
for nature’s bounty to repeat.

The trees sing out in chorus lines
words which blossoms redefine,
these garlands in the trees reveal
the land can now revive and heal.

All creatures feel the warming hand 
of sun beams scattered on the land
as battered grass begins to grow,
released once more the rivers flow.

I have finally been rumbled at work when one of the children I teach found my books on Amazon!

I have finally been rumbled at work when one of the children I teach found my books on Amazon!

I love the fact that my grandmother continued commuting into London every day during The Blitz, however many trains, buses, cars or walks that took.  She even resorted to cycling all the way on several occasions.

I love the fact that my grandmother continued commuting into London every day during The Blitz, however many trains, buses, cars or walks that took.  She even resorted to cycling all the way on several occasions.

“The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.”
— Julian Grenfell (via seasonaljoy)
I was reminded recently that Deanna Durbin was one of my grandmother’s favourite actresses.  I can remember watching - and enjoying - her films on a Saturday afternoon.

I was reminded recently that Deanna Durbin was one of my grandmother’s favourite actresses.  I can remember watching - and enjoying - her films on a Saturday afternoon.