Tuesday, March 22, 2016

News from the Home Front.......



Dearest Readers,

I am writing from our beloved Honey Hill, now our Home Front, as our youngest has deployed to a dangerous part of the world.  I feel a kindred spirit with all the Mothers that have sent their loved ones into harm's way, waiting for a call or letter....anything to assure them that they are safe.

For me, coping means keeping busy, puttering about, hands engaged in one thing or another.  I have been reading various books and blogs, along with watching programs that depict the Home Front from WWI - WWII.  I am in awe of the grit and fortitude displayed by the Blue Star Mothers that have gone before me....determined to be just as brave.  Of course, we are not under a rationing system, nor have I been seconded to work in a factory....there are no domestic deprivations here at home for the modern Army family.  However, one thing remains constant, no matter the era, time or place.....we miss our Soldiers, and pray for their Homecoming!

I have decorated our little cottage in a Patriotic theme and will keep it thus until our Soldier Boy returns home.  I am "borrowing" images, ideas and even recipes from the past...kindredly standing shoulder to shoulder in my own creative (admittedly unusual) way.....






Keeping the home fires burning, and praying for his safe return,
Shan







Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmastide 2015....

Dearest Readers,

Please enjoy a little glimpse from my cozy home this Christmastide.....
HoneyHill's Christmas 2015 album on Photobucket
May your Christmas be blessed!

Kindredly,
Shan

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Little Creatures Were Stirring.......


Dearest Readers,

Here we are almost upon Chritmastide....the wee mice that share our home have been busy scurrying about making preparations for the festive day!

Why, Mr Tottingham can't believe his eyes!  Just look at the lovely present from his Mrs.!

Mrs. Hottentot's sister, Emma, is always a help in the kitchen!

And cheese, glorious cheese, makes Christmastide the most wonderful time of the year!

Of course, stopping by for a Christmastide tea is the loveliest way to spend an afternoon...

Now, I must return to my own preparations and ready my cottage for family and friends!  I will post more photographs of my cozy home tomorrow....

Kindredly,
Shan