one hundred and thirty nine

 

I am grateful for a friend who does the best ever foot massages, a friend who pours mother’s milk without being asked, a friend who heats the cute country cottage in readiness for your return after a 22km walk in the pouring rain, and mostly a friend who saves you from blood engorged leeches with a wooden stick. I am grateful for friends who know just what you need. Even when you don’t.

 

thirty six

I wear a little heart around my neck. It is a symbol of love and was given to me by my sister in law. I am grateful for my little heart, because whenever I touch it, it comforts me and I think of her. And when I think of her, I think of endless cups of coffee, endless glasses of red wine, endless laughs and home. It stills me. It helps me find my strength.