Friday, 29 February 2008

Charmingly Simple

Sorry for the absence. I've had a few days of feeling horribly unwell. It actually started over 2 weeks ago but I kept thinking it wasn't really anything. So tired and my joints and muscles ached so badly. Headaches. You know the stuff. Some nasty virus took ahold of my bod. Ugh! I'm better. Not 100% yet but so much better and back to my normal routine of work and home.

Ok - so I was updating my "About Me" page over at ArtZone - they've just launched a big marketplace and I'm a member and also published artist (I sell my art/3d products) there so thought I should update my info. accordingly.

So anyway, I was trying to describe my life - who I am etc.. and I wrote something about my life being "idyllic". I asked Steve if he thought our life together - working, home etc.. is idyllic and he said yes, definitely. So I decided to look the word up in the dictionary... you know, just to be sure that it was an accurate description and one of the meanings is "charmingly simple" - isn't that fantastic? I really love it. But more than that, it perfectly describes my life now.

It's just us. Me and hubby. We live about a half hour drive from my parents, siblings and my kids and granddaughter. So we get to see them most weeks but in terms of our every day life - it's charmingly simple. It's quiet. And perfect. Obviously life throws up various roadblocks and we stumble just like everyone else but generally, on a day to day basis we do have a charmingly simple life.

HS|MS - today's prompt is cake. I've got no cake in my space. I can't. I'd eat it. And I can't eat cake. Well, I can but not very often. I'm overweight as it is without eating more cake! So I'm showcasing this photo of my parent's 45 wedding anniversary cake which my dad is cutting into. We had a photo of their wedding day put on the cake. It was really cool actually.

Hey, doesn't my dad look like one of the gangland members in London back in the 60's?!! ha! I can assure you he wasn't! Although they didn't live far from their stomping ground in south-east London and frequented a couple of the same pubs. Ugh! Interesting and colourful pasts, me thinks!

Hope everyone has a great Friday!
x

9 comments:

Marie said...

Great take on the photo.

Hope you're feeling all better soon.

xMx

Jolanda said...

Great cake! It's a shame you have to cut it in little portions......

amandamagpie said...

Love the comment about your dad looking like a gangster - he really does!! lol x

Bambi said...

what a very nice cake!

Marina said...

Great photo, love the idea of having a photo on the cake. Marina :~)

Stefi said...

what a great shot of the cake.

JACKIE M said...

Great photo, Charmingly Simple sounds lovely too.

etteY said...

wow great!!

Rach said...

What a really cool cake. x