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April 23, 2013

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paula

you sound content x

Colleen

It sounds like an interesting and thought provoking time in your life. I'm glad it is working out and into a better place. Your photos are gorgeous. And it doesn't get any cuter than the cat!

Lesh@TheMindfulFoodie

Thanks for the mention love! I really had fun working with you :)

Nice pics too, especially of the cat xx

Denise | Chez Danisse

Bookselling seems what's best, at least for now. Enjoy!

Suse

I think i would greatly enjoy being a bookseller.

Mesmerising photos as usual.

Christina

Hi Lucy! I've missed your presence on the internet, but it is good your finding a rhythm that works for you.

You clearly haven't "settled," as your work is as beautiful as ever.

Your approach to the garden is similar to mine; summer is not the time for greens or peas or tender, wilty things. Summer is tomatoes and chiles, winter squash and watermelons, things that really, really love heat. I work much harder outside in the garden in the winter, though the summer has me working harder inside, putting up the summer fruit and veg.

The beets sound fantastic. I am so loving Deborah Madison's Vegetable Literacy right now. It is a dreamy book.

Christina

Ugh, I really should edit before posting. I meant to write, "you're finding a rhythm . . ."

Johanna GGG

wow lucy that is lots of change but it sounds very positive and mindful. I am having lots of changes with work and am unsure whether it is better to spend more time at home with less contact with others or at work with some people I really like and some who are just not good news. But I could spend time with books every day - the internet is great but it does pull me away from books which makes me sad. Glad you seem to be finding some balance

Elaine

So happy to know...
- your book-selling work makes your heart swell, exercises your creative muscle and provides a living wage
- you've discovered a new way in the kitchen, good for body and mind
- you're arrived at cooler autumn.

Me? I too have fallen off the internet & don't know where or when to jump back on. This has been a good place to start.

Beautiful photos. The light in the first -- divine. I hope my eggplant babies will grow up to produce a healthy plant and beautiful blossom like yours. Later this week I will sow beets. I have marked Deborah Madison's anise beets as the one to make with the first harvest.

Must now go and water the thirsty peas. It's like summer here. Too soon!

Sophie

I burnt the toast then let it go cold reading your post this morning. I was so enjoying getting carried away in another persons daily routine. I too have been thinking a lot about work, my role in it, and how it defines me as I have been unemployed for the past 3 months. But work has finally come, and with it the security I need to relax. As much as I resist the idea of this need for security in employment, I have come to realise I need purpose and some small weekly routine for mental quietness.
May your winter crop be a bumper this year! I have just put watermelons, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric and eggplants in my first attempt at tropical garden! I am holding my breath.
xx

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