Tuesday, 1 May 2018

'The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam to-day.'

I agree with Alice.  I disapprove of the White Queen's rule.  Jam days are part of healthy living.  It must come sometime to "jam today".

Maybe I just need to realise that there is jam every day: I need to recognise it.  Maybe I do - my simple pleasures are jam.  I've never quite worked out what mindfulness is - is it just appreciating the jam? 

This month I have quite a few jam days planned.  I've got a special rail journey booked and I think I've got a photography course booked.  I say I think I've got it booked because it's 19th May but unless there are a few more bookings it will be cancelled as not viable.  If the weather is good I've got plans to make my first visit this year to a few gardens.  Even if the weather is horrid I've got at least one indoor trip.  I'm going card-making and I've got some sewing lined up.

Here's hoping that you too have jam in May.

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  1. you are a busy girl! Looking forward to some lovely photos from your adventures!

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    1. If the photography course happens there may be lovely photographs. If not, just the usual.

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  2. I hope they get some more bookings. Enjoy a little jam every day, give up on butter, if you must!

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    1. To change the metaphor, during May it's the full enchilada!

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  3. Just in from my volunteer session for an ESL group (English as a Second Language) and I've just finished a cup of tea with some cream crackers, butter & strawberry jam - and it was delicious! I am on a very low carb diet right now so jam and crackers are a real treat - just had three so it was a light supper. :-)
    And it was a "jam" kind of day - the first day since October that I could get out with just a heavy sweater - no jacket! I made it over to High Park (our huge city park - like NY's Central Park) for a walk through the main section (first time since I injured myself back in Sept.) and it was wonderful! Everyone is on Cherry Blossom watch at the moment but it's still about 2 weeks away. Enjoy your month!

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    1. My cherry blossom tree was a great disappointment this year - it was in flower for less than two days! I think the weird weather may have had something to do with it.

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  4. We seem to be having a lot of jam days lately, we both appreciate everything more since Gerard' heart attack. I would like to improve my photography skills, maybe you could share a few tips if you manage to do the course.

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    1. I'm really sorry about the heart attack per se but it's so often true that illness is a "wake up, slow down, smell the roses" call. By the way, I loved your photos of sheep by the 40mph sign yesterday.

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  5. Jam has been sorely missing from this month. Go, go, go but no jam. An inspiring post my friend! I think you've just identified exactly what this tired momma needs (and quite frankly her very on edge little boy too). Thank-you as always for sharing!

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    1. Lovely to see you back in Blogland! Hope baby number 2 isn't wearing you out too much before s/he arrives!

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