I am hoping to do something new with my Sundays, though as you know my plans have a bad habit of going array. But I want to Introduce you all to some of the new readers and commenters of these pages and some new collections I have discovered on my own travels. Often we see names as we are wandering about reading and commenting ourselves. With all our names intertwined I thought I might make some introductions on my lazy sundays.
You may have noticed that I am not using that word that rhymes with frog, and bog and sprog and chocolate Log. I much prefer the words writers, pages, collectors, imagery, colours and lovers of art. The word that rhymes with hog and smog is slightly brutal (what is the word I am looking for) tacky somehow. Maybe the word is base or even a wee bit ugly, and I think that the pages I read, the ones you write, are beautiful and tasty and poetic and deeply informative. A much better reason to be out here On the Webs.
I suppose it is a bit early to think about cleaning the pool!
So may I introduce you to a few more charming pages.
remedial eating Molly is a delightful and intelligent cook with delicate beautifully designed food imagery and two very busy children. The really fascinating thing about these pages is the photographs she takes of both. Weaving her text and recipes through vivid and colourful everyday images. She does not post often and is well worth the visit when she does pop up.
how sweet eats. Jessica is alarmingly beautiful and young. She is producing sumptuous pages full of gorgeous food. Her excellence is in simple clear presentation. She also has a generous exuberant sense of humour wandering through her words.
philosopher mouse of the hedge Karen and Phil have some startling and often humorous observations about life. They are not backwards in coming forwards. I love Karen’s visits though Phil is described as the writer in the About page. I love the pages. And I sincerely hope I have the authors names correct.
pseu is a poet, a lovely succinct writer and a photographer with an eye for detail. I think she is a watcher. One of those people who sees what the rest of us have just walked blithely past.
writing feemail . Renee writes as she reacts. There is a lovely honesty about her work. She is current and informative so I love to visit her to see what is going on.
Cooking Spree. Ani is another food find for me. Her work is breathtaking. She has a deep appreciation of light and lightness both in her food and in her food photographs. Her joy of food and her kitchen (and other peoples kitchen’s) comes through very strongly in her work.
Some Sunday reading for those people who, like me, are not watching The Big Game. Not because I don’t appreciate those good looking fellas running up and down chasing the wee ball and showing off their thighs and (well – you know). It is just that I don’t understand the rules. So I become deeply irritating for those who want to watch. Though the nice boys do spend a lot of time in huddles talking to each other and this is lovely. I like men who really talk to each other!
And yes that is a photograph of ash. Oak ash. Now at the risk of you thinking we have gone completely bonkers, we are going to make our own soap from scratch. The first stage is to gather a bucket full of hardwood ash. I will let you know when we proceed to stage two, which is the wetting then evaporating of the ash. The scientist in the family is in charge of this one. Just for the record it is very difficult to make ash look pretty!
Have a lovely Sunday and for you guys over the other side, Good Monday Morning!