Thursday, 5 December 2019

you have touched my heart,


 I want to thank everyone that has come to visit my new blog, although my blog has the same name it has a different address, so if you followed my old blog that address won't bring you here and I won't come up on your reader list, I lost all my followers and my address, they said it was a glitch. I had someone helping me and they are just learning all the ins and outs of blogging,  something went wrong and all was lost, I was locked out of my blog, I can’t see to know what happened , it was a mess.
but it’s not the end of the world, I truly appreciate the help I’ve been given, I would not be able to do this without help.
I'm sorry to be so much trouble. Honest to goodness I am over whelmed first by the kindness of Nana Diana , that woman is a miracle worker, truly she is, 
such a dear friend,  secondly I was overwhelmed by all of you that came to wish me well wishes and prayers..
Thankyou so much.
I'm fine, I really am. I cannot see photos so I'm at a loss reading some blogs but I won't give up.

We are in the depth of winter suddenly it seems, the nights are long and dark and the wolves call all night long, their voices echo throughout the forest .  
My father was a trapper by profession and I know from his stories the power of wolves. As a child a hated what my Father did for a living but as an adult I came to understand our lives in north and respect him for his strength and skill.
It's been a busy time for us this week preparing for Christmas. I received an early Christmas present, new snow shoes, aluminium snow shoes, lighter and supposedly easier for me than the wooden ones my Father made.. 
Garry and I will try them out this weekend. I've never used show shoes  with my vision loss at this point so it should be interesting. I hope he doesn't leave me in the bush!
 I have all my shopping finished and this weekend my two grand daughters are coming to make ginger bread houses .
I'm doing everything I have always done just finding new ways to find joy in them.
Thank you all again, you really have touched my heart.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Tea with Elizabeth,


It’s not possible for me to comment on photo heavy blogs now , it’s frustrating . 
Many cups of strong tea have help me face the challenges of the past month. I gathered the rosehips from the very land these roses grow , just behind the stump holding the teacup in the photo .
 I dried the rose hips  and made the tea strong and sweet with honey  to fortify me for what is to come.
This rose hip tea was held in a lovely old blue china cup that crossed the ocean many years past in the steamer trunk of my great grandmother carried along with the dreams wishes and fears I’m sure of coming to a new land. 
Talk about challenges right? 
I can’t even imagine how frightening that must have been, makes my problems and worries seem very very small.
Thank you all for your kindness and understanding.