Monday, 26 October 2009

The falling leaves and the strange case of vitamin B12


ON RETURNING to our hilltop parking spot, we found all well, a few more brown leaves blowing about the wheels, and a sense of relief at being amongst hedgerows again. The colour of things is definitely changing, and small creatures are preparing for winter, in rather interesting ways... We opened our food cupboard to find that during our week away small mouse teeth had been gnawing determinedly at (of all things) the vitamin B12 jar!! Their nibbling had almost succeeded in opening the plastic lid! What strange mice, perhaps they sense themselves deficient in this particular vitamin? It reminded me of a passage in one of my favourite books - Master Snickup's Cloak, by Alexander Theroux, illustrated by Brian Froud.

Mountains were climbed, mazes thrid. He crossed a sea that had no motion on the ship What is Pseudoymry? and came to a desert where he said penances and fed on caper buds, dormice, lentils. Still he pilgrimaged, Reading the footprints of geese in the air.
To reach eventually the Black Sea where, living alone on a shale island, he chastised himself with thongs and subsisted only on air and dew. Rain fell on his blue cloak, which he sucked, supplying himself with vitamin B12.
Swallows sang upon his wrists.

This artful writing is combined with illustrations of wonderful medieval strangeness. A delight indeed! And I wonder what it is about vitamin B12?!


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The land we are on is home to a basketmaker and a woodworker/toolmaker. They have a beautifully organised array of outbuildings, workshops and garden. We will be doing the odd little thing here and there for them in return for our spot, and we have been feeding their chickens and stacking logs for them while they are away these last few days.


My muscles ache today from many happy hours of log stacking yesterday. Tui's job was to wheelbarrow the logs from their piles in the field to me in the woodshed where logs are organised by dryness and stacked in sturdy towers.


This kind of outdoor work on a sunny autumn day leaves excellent space for mind-wandering and thinking up more words for my tale. These last few days I have tried hard to climb back into the story which I have picked up off and on like an old piece of knitting over the past year. I carry this little notebook everywhere; in a strange way I almost have come to love it and what it contains, the thought of losing it fills me with horror. It is so hard though to keep a work like this going, when you have other tasks that earn money or are everyday necessities to do instead. I must try to make a little corner for this story every day, even if it is just one word I adjust. Each time I return to it I reread what I have written from the beginning, therefore becoming absurdly familiar with the first few lines. I cross out, rewrite passages, add little scribbled ideas in the back of the book, when words fail I draw, and I go on imagining.


One day I will bring you a finished book, with words and pictures, and a tale that is my own.
Here is the corner of the truck where I work, which is rather messy with boots and things, on the desk you can just see the clock that I have been busy painting.. I shall show you that soon, when it is done!


After our logging day, we made an outdoor fire in a firepit that is a few yards away down the field. The plan was to sit and eat dinner by the fire whilst watching a film on the laptop, but that idea proved more romantic in its imagination than in its realisation - the wind blew smoke this way and that, and so we retreated, eyes stinging, to the warmth of our lovely vehicle home, where we could have a fire without smoke (the marvels of a chimney!) and sit in comfort whilst watching The Secret Of Roan Inish- a lovely Irish film about the legend of the Selkies.
Tui's latest construction is an ingenious wood and rope laptop-swing that can be hooked from the beam in our luton sleeping loft. And he's fitted two more little speakers in amongst the books there, so that we can sit in bed watching films with surround-sound and hot chocolate and the night tree-breeze blowing in through our round window. Not bad for a rustic peasant life eh? :)


Our autumn walks have been scattered with autumn treasure: chestnuts popped new from their shells, downy-soft and shy, exactly the sheen of a horse. Upside-down mushrooms and right-way-up mushrooms - red Fly Agarics - waiting like Christmas amongst tree roots ... who will nibble first?

(these lovely photos are by Tui of course!)

On my way to the village today, on my way to write you these words, I met a white cat on the lane, she said a few words to me, and I to her, and then she disappeared into the trees.


Once I stepped into this world-wide-web, I was delighted to find that this here blog has been listed by Blogger as a Blog Of Note! Gosh, thousands more visitors are now following our happy little peripheral tale! The internet never fails to amaze me, though it is scary too, you are all very welcome! I'm back off up that white cat lane now, back to our little wooden wheeled house, and a cup of tea and to this exquisite view...

96 comments:

Kari Lønning said...

A lovely "rustic life" with surround sound and a view to dream about! .. wishing you both well.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Your blog of note is a fantastical world that I'm sure many will love to follow. Your art, and Tui's is wonderful, and I can't wait to see and read your book one day.

Scott said...

Absolutely astounding! Thank you for your posts, please keep it up, they are amazing. Your art work is equally amazing and I love your writing and writing style. I'm glad blogger had this as a blog of note and that I just happened to pick yesterday to click on a blog of note. You now share a bookmark spot with Thoreau and Emerson!

Scott

Elissa said...

Hellooo stumbled across your blog through blogs of note and am loving it x

Owlfarmer said...

I can't believe it took the Blogger people this long to figure out that yours is indeed a Blog of Note (far more noteworthy than most, in my opinion).

The cat you met in the lane may have been the ghost of my now late Marguerite Agatha Anna Livia Plurabelle (Maggie), who died in the winter after nineteen faithful years. It would make sense that she'd seek different climes. At any rate, keep up the lovely work.

chinecats said...

I am not suprised your blog is one of note. It is such a pleasure to read your poetic words, enhanced by the delightful images of the world you see. It is what dreams are made of.

Lynn said...

Beautiful Post.
The idea of sitting by the fire to watch a movie is romantic, but i'd say it's just as romantic to come inside after being windswept and smoke soaked to watch a movie all cuddled up inside.
I'm looking forward to seeing your finished book!
Take care.
Lynn

Tess said...

These glimpses into your life and the truck are like stepping over the threshold into some parallel fantasy world! They sustain me.

Congrats on the blog of note. I should think so too!

mermaiden said...

You convey these moments and vistas in your life in such a way that you bring your reader to stand right next to you, sharing just what you're seeing, thinking doing.
I always look forward to your posts. And I must find a copy of this book, so beautifully illustrated and written!

Alexander Dyle said...

I will have a read of your journal.

I am, &c.
Alexander Dyle

Mollamari said...

I absolutely adore your poetic writing! It is a challenge for me to read it and fully understand all meanings and nyances (english being a foreign language for me), but oh it makes my heart soar! I can never get enough. I adore your beautiful photos too.

Kitty said...

Congrats on the blog of note - at last blogger picked up on your wonderful world - it was well awarded!!

And how curious that the mice tried so hard to get their B12! Or maybe it was just the plastic lid that took their fancy, they do eat odd things..

kerrplunk said...

Hi, Rima! I am a new reader, from the Tiny House Blog. I have been so enchanted by the photos and stories of your Mobile Hermitage. The day I found your blog, I reconnected with some new-old friends and discovered that they have been living in an insulated box truck for the last year, and the inside as they have remodeled it reminds me of your Bedford Horsebox home. I have been thinking that I would like to live like you and my friends—carrying a beautiful little home with me, trading complex and sophisticated problems for lucid and fundamental ones. I hope that the challenges you face on your way are always the ones you would choose for yourself.

Billie Jane said...

Goodness... your words evoke a world that I thought had gone forever... the place where tramps went out walking and slept under hedgerows... when I was a child in the 60's there were still one or two... but nowadays that kind of closeness with nature I thought had long gone. So pleased to feel your connection with the land you travel. A delight indeed!

Karen said...

Congratulations on being a blog of note! Of course we all thought you were ages ago ;)

That lid has been really tucked into!
Be careful its not the larger 'relatives' of mice that you have getting in.
Having experienced them at our last house,they will chew more than mice ever do. They are expert chewers and always go for things like plastic lids and anything else that takes their fancy like electric cables!

Griffin said...

I have a book like that! I plotted a tale and write pomes in it.

I imagine that laptop having a quiet swing when you're both not there!!

Love Tui's photos, that shiny new chestnut reminds me of my mum keeping me quiet by just giving me a conker which fascinated me!

A white cat... may well have been a faery in disguise... on the prowl!

Love that view... don't we live in a beautiful land?

WannabeVirginia W. said...

You are an incredible writer. I am truly mesmerized by your words and art. Thank you for sharing your world and thoughts.

Matt said...

I never knew blogs can be this vivid and beautiful. Rima you are doing a wonderful job.
Congrats being a blog of note by Blogger. That is how I found your blog.
Matt

Aktivista said...

This is extremely INTERESTING AND GOOD LOOKING blog I have ever seen.
Thanx to this "rustic" blog internet is worth to have.
Thanx RIMA for this wonderful blog

Heather said...

What a beautiful place you are in at present. I love the 'medieval' illustrations - you could almost have done them yourself. Tui is a clever chap - glad you have a few 'mod cons'. Hope the mice didn't gain access to the Vit.B 12 Perhaps the white cat could be persuaded to house sit for you! I once had to throw out a large container full of homemade muesli as mice had gnawed through the plastic and left definite evidence of their visit! Looking forward to your tale and seeing the clock.

Clare said...

You are so worthy of Blog of Note. I found you last week and you are on the top of my fave blogs. I was born and raised in England and the pictures on your post today made me miss it even more.

Clare
Ex pat living in USA

gleaner said...

Ooh, I love The Secret of Roan Inish! I posted a comment somewhere here about the film Gadjo Dilo and others by Tony Gatlif about Romanian gypsies that you would love.

Beautiful artwork.

Christine--RHP said...

Rima,
I discovered your world on Friday, and have been absolutely enchanted with your work, Tui's music, and these glimpses into your life and adventures.
no wonder you're a blog of note!
cheers--
Christine

Nezzy said...

So far, far away yet so similar. This Missouri Ozarks back is achin' from stacking the winters wood. Your woodpile is impressive. I just wanted to drop in and give you a big old CONGRATULATIONS on blog of note.

Ya'll have a wonderful day filled with many blessings!!!

Empress' mommy said...

Rima, love your blog and envy your life. What a wonderful adventure you are on. Congrats on Blog of Note...you deserve it!

Barry said...

Your being named Blog of Note is long over due. Congratulations to blogger for finally discovering you.

Dragan said...

"Secret of Roan Inish" is one of my favorite movies! If you like it you'll probably also like "Into the West"

Janine said...

Hello there
I am visiting your blog aoday and I feel like stepping into the otherworld.
Your photos and more your paintings are so magical and wonderful.
Your blog is amazing.
I´m looking foreward o see more of your outstanding art.
Feel invited ti visit me on:
joinjanine.blgspot.com
Have a lovely week
Janine

Mouse said...

Another congrats on your blog of note!! I'm so glad I randomly stumbbled upon it the other day, having just discovered such things as 'blogs of note' exist! Your words and art are truly inspiring and magical. Thanks for posting!

Scottums said...

I am new to your writings, but already love your fantastic tales!

thank you thank you thank you!

judyofthewoods said...

It is indeed a blog of note, and very beautiful to behold. Congratulations, Rima.

On the Vit B12, alas, there is no mystery. Mice just like to chew plastic, probably to wear down their continually growing teeth. I've had them chew through a car battery, and I'm sure they were not deficient in battery acid.

kathleenCrowleyCostumeCouture said...

I too ran into your blog the other day and love it more than all the bazillions of blogs Ive seen so far!
Thank you for sharing your life with us all!

kanmuri said...

Oh! This was such a great post. I could feel the slow way of life!! I love your little "atelier," it's beautiful. Thank you for sharing all of these beautiful images.

Melanie said...

Congrats on being a blog of note. Ooo can't wait for the book to be finished. I think it will be so magical.

christina said...

Oooh wonderful, another gorgeous post from Rima to brighten my day. I check your blog regularly and get inordinately excited when there's a new entry! So many wonderful things in this one, though I have to admit to a chuckle reading the quote from "Master Snickup's Cloak"...as an Australian when I think of 'thongs' I think of what I believe you northern hemisphere types call 'flip-flops'...so you can imagine the picture it brings to mind! Inspired by your examples, I recently talked a good friend into a picnic lunch by a campfire with a bubbling kettle, and two horses roaming around for good measure...amazing how something so simple can feel SOOO good. 'The Secret of Roan Inish' is also one of my all-time favourite films, and I love your beautiful blending of the simple, rustic life with the best of technology, a good lesson on how to find a perfect balance between the two. Keep on inspiring!

Nyxie said...

I love your blog! Its all so beautiful and wondrous. I have to admit, I am very jealous- you live the life I've always dreamed of having some day! It must be amazing doing what you do.

ThatGirl said...

I love your blog! It is so colorful, interesting, great writing.

Great job! I love it!

EMBELLISHER said...

what a wonderful way to lead your life, thanks for sharing it in words and pictures.
Congratulation on being promoted as a blog of note.Why did it take so long I wonder.

Arija said...

Searching for words...ever searching.... yes, that little book has great meaning and signiicance. I always carry two things, mu camera and my notebook. One can never tell where beauty lurks or the beginning of a poem starts sprouting. If you lose those few first lines of a certain turn of phrase, they seem to vanish into the unknown of the universe.

Congratulations of being recognised as a blog of note. Those of us who follow your adventures have known it from our first meeting.

Marina said...

Rima, your blog is a piece of art by itself.Thank you, please, keep it up! Love to read it, real inspiration.

QKiara said...

Thank you for your ever so enchanting new writing and pictures. I was delighted to hear about your notebook (I have the same kind of notebook myself!) and your book in process. Can't wait to see it finished.

Thanks for the mention of the beautiful storybook by Alexander Theroux. Now I know what I wish for Christmas.

Your little vitamine craving friend made me smile and reminded me of a mouse in Africa, who pooped in my muesli and I thought it was just some seeds and currants... Needn't I tell more. ;D

Stacy Shpak said...

Never write you before. but internet is a really amazing thing I agree, just imagine how many peopel in the world love to read you and imagine themselves at your place or in their own fairy tale)) I am sitting in the office in Moscow now and see nothing exept you show))) Thank you!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Hello!

What a wonderful blog!
How can I be a follower, don´t see any icons or whatever....
Have a nice day, here the sun is shining ;:O)

willow said...

Rima, congratulations, my bloggy friend!!! This wonderful recognition is long overdue. (and so are my visits, I'm afraid) Your blog is just as beautiful and fascinating as always. ~xx willow

~*"*Dia*"*~ said...

The Secret of Roan Inish was my first contact with Irish music. I was 10 years old and I've been in love with Ireland ever since (I'm 22 now). I envy you so much! It must be wonderful to take your time and enjoy Nature in this beautiful Fall! All the best!
Dia ~ Romania

Emm Gee said...

Your drawings are beautiful. :)

Eliza said...

Beautiful blog, and a wonderful home. Love the artwork and clocks too - will have to save some pennys :-)

nina said...

lovely rima - blog of note INDEED!
i'm in alabama, where it rains and rains, visiting my parents in a home that they'll soon be putting up for sale after 39 years. i picture this great big old house now with wheels, built with antique salvage from my father's demolition company - i picture it with wheels, heading off into the sunset while we stand and wave goodbye.
my mother is fascinated with your lovely home on wheels! and i've scrolled and scrolled to find again the proper name for a home like yours - to no avail. bedford, yes. but i'm blank this morning for the other term...
i'm wishing you a continued beauty to your life, continued shelter from the cold, and a lovely lane that leads you to more like-minded souls.....happy autumn to you....xxx

Clara said...

Rima, I was going to make a shameless attempt to get more readers for my blog, http://unfortunatesecrets.blogspot.com, but then I read your post and decided that I couldn't do that here, simply because your blog is just so great! This is the first time I have read one of your posts, but I have a strong feeling I'm going to be returning. :)

Kael Hunt said...

Hello: I stumbled on your blog in the "Blogs of Note" listings and subscribed at once, which is rare for me. I would like to say that I am a knitter, so I completely understand the difficulty of finishing that "old piece of knitting," though I refuse to discuss how many of those I have ;-) Also, the picture of your desk in the corner is Wonderful - at once busy, ecclectic and welcoming. Thanks for posting it.

Tina said...

Rima, I've just found your blog and it really is the most beautiful I've seen. I love it!
Tina

Anonymous said...

The lack of plastic is part of what makes your home beautiful.

Would that we could all get live so simply.

Latreille said...

I absolutely love the esthetic of yourses world. And that photograph (your beautiful work space) has brought me back to the dark corners of the library where I would hide with the I Spy books... thank you!

Also, B12 sounds very scientific, and it clashes, yet it seems to make sense in such a tale!

M.M.E. said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love your artwork. It's great to meet another illustrator.

helen said...

I love this blog, so original and so much fun! Great job and congrats on blogs of note.

Yoli said...

I have missed you wood fairy! I am so glad to see this post.

moreidlethoughts said...

Ah, yes, this is, indeed, a blog of note.Although that strikes a somewhat prosaic note for the delights we find here!
Many would envy you the "peasant life" especially if they could have movies and hot chocolate!

laoi gaul~williams said...

i love coming here and escaping into your world

Christine said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and I'm so happy for you to be listed as a "Blog of Note"! I say it's about time! Love your artwork, love your blog!

6thofdecember said...

I had a white cat and after 17 years he died and then I saw this picture and realized he had just gone on to another life - ninth? I'm not sure - he was a stray when I found him living on my porch and may have already had several previous lives or maybe only one. This picture filled my heart today and made me happy. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Rima your life is so different to mine, both are perfect. My blog is Nanna Diaries. I have many Traveller friends in Dorset and I miss them so.
Love your artwork also.

elizabeth sarah said...

Hi Rima! I feel pretty shy to be asking this, but I completely fell head over heels for your blog so much after randomly stumbling upon it!! People like you are far and few. I am just blown away..utterly!! With that said and before I go overboard with flattery, which I am very good at doing, would you be willing to help me a little bit? I have a following but not as big as I'd like. I am reaching out to those who already have a huge following where I feel that our artistic styles compliment each other rather than compete. Would you mind writing a little post on your blog or facebook or where ever to send some of your fans my way? I can't tell you how much I would appreciate it and believe me I would do just the same for you in return! Let me know how you feel about this! I am hoping for the best :)

Sincerely,
E
www.elizabethsarah.com
www.lizzasarah.blogspot.com
www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethsarah/sets

joana soares said...

Is been a year now since I came here (into the hermitage) for the first time. Since then I become an admirer of your work and feel that your way of life is so inspiring.
I loved the lap-top swing! Genious! I think we have arrange something like that on our "wheeled-home" too!

Candace said...

I am fasinated with your vagabond life. I must come back when I can stay longer and plunder in your things. Just wanted to say that The Secret of Roan Inish is a fave of mine....

Alessandra said...

What an interesting blog of note...:-) very different, brava!

Alessandra

Mike Carey and Luisa Mercado said...

Very unique and artistic! Keep it up.

Jen said...

"Master Snickup's Cloak" was one of my favourite's, as a child, too! I'd forgotten about it, and your post has brought it to mind again. Thank you so much for that. I love your paintings and I love your parents' sculptures. Thanks for making the web such a marvellous source of serendipity.

Jen.

Alina said...

Rima,

What can I say? You lead the type of life the rest of us can only dream about! You are a very lucky and talented lady. I will surely follow you in my "Purple Caravan"

Alina

jeff said...

Your life is a dream...! No ?
I love Vitamin B12 !... and your blog !
Marvellous !

Amitiés...!
Jeff

Ancient Clown said...

Blessings:

I've added you to my link list(hope that's okay, I'll remove if not). I love the artwork and design as well as the lifestyle.
I humbly invite you to visit and explore ancient's history to read a poem/short story, share philosophy, or learn how to make a tree out of wire.
your humble servant,
ancient clown

Sarah said...

Once we had mice in our house who ate the fibre glass lagging around the boiler and later on my Nan's rennies. I had another mouse eat some of my easter egg too. I don't think they can have tastebuds!

Shirley said...

Like Mister Snickup's cloak, it was probably the blueness that had the B12.
I have only just started reading your blog, but looks very Irish somehow, I think it must be the curly figures! Lovely blog, beautiful illustrations.

ruthie said...

Mmmm dear rima, be glad it were mice & not "6 fingered anaks or hippopodes" ;-) waiting with baited breath for your tale, im already sure it would be perfectly suited to sit side by side with master snickup upon my favourites shelf . so thrilled to see you made blog of note x *ruthie*

ruthie said...

ps: happy blog birthday to you too, two years old & every step a joy x

The Crow said...

I'm so glad I stumbled on this blog. You've created such a complete world that the reader can actually immerse themselves fully in it, even if they are sitting in a cubicle at work. Incredible! Keep up the good work.

Anthropomorphica said...

I love opening The Hermitage. It's always five-past five and time for tea.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

First time here, courtesy The Clean White Page, blame her.

You have what can only be described as the epitome of awesome blogs, your design, your talents and your writing.

I used to drive a TK, and it was a dream that i have one as a mobile home. 38 years later it remains a dream, I chose to live in Brazil instead.

I am adding your blog to my Blogger's Cafe:
http://avarchives.blogspot.com/
It will be in Library 4 under Truly Awesome Blogs (a new category, I have never found one that deserves it before).

AV

Rebecca L. Hurst said...

Thank you Rima for your blog, which has taken me out of the office where I work and on a magical journey. Your writing and photographs and pictures have been an invigorating blast of fresh, woodsmoke-scented, autumnal air. And also many thanks for your comment on my own tentative first pieces - very green shoots indeed that I am currently nurturing. It's so good to meet another dreaming, writing, painting R!

aine scannell said...

Hi Rima

I came across this your blog again from noticing the "blogs of note" feature. Its looking good and I just wanted to say hi again and its so good to see that you and Tui, have the courage and conviction to live your lives to the full and with a sense of adventure and creativity. Bless you

Aine

Neva said...

Such a beautiful blog. I am so excited to find you, I look forward to reading more!

Argentum Vulgaris said...

I have taken the liberty of reviewing your blog on my Blogger's Cafe:
http://avarchives.blogspot.com/
Check it out.

I truly love your blog it is an amazing magical world.

AV

The Soho Phantom said...

What a beautiful and enchanting blog. Thank you. I'm new to all this and can't wait to see and read more from you!

x

CRY said...

I AM NEW TO YOUR BLOG AND FELT LIKE I WAS THERE THE WHOLE TIME I WAS READING IT
CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT TOMORROWS DAY WILL BE LIKE

Rebecca S. said...

Beautiful blog! A treat for all the senses. It reminds me of some friends we had when I was a child who came to visit in their beautiful handmade wooden caravan. I love the movie Roan Inish. Have you seen Into the West? Equally lovely. Looking forward to seeing what's next.
Visit my blog if you like. You'd be most welcome!

Enelya said...

Eeep, I just posted 3 versions of the same comment :P sorry!

Congrats on becoming 'a blog of note', very well deserved I think :)
I used to have a copy Roan Inish ages ago, tis a good film :)
That last picture of the view is breathtaking, I miss Devon very much :(

xx

CRY said...

WOULD YOU GO TO MY BLOG BEFORE THURSDAY AND ADD TO MY POEM MY BLOGGERS AND I STARTED! I WOULD LOVE YOU WORDS IN IT!

MyMaracas said...

Your blog and your work are absolutely enchanting, and I've bookmarked your link. I'm so glad to have found you!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I giggle at the thought of all the wee mice zipping around, full of new energy from the B-12 tablets.

Don't you love Roan Inish. I've been told more than once that I resemble the girl in that. The little girl. I'm not certain how to feel about that, but I think it has something to do with our similar colouring.

Hearty congratulations on being named a Blog of Note! You deserve a wide, wide audience!

Take care and God Bless!

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, How I miss those deep, hedged laneways of the UK. I love living here in Astralia, but have always said that of the things I miss, those lane are high on the list.
Your image of the white cat walking up the lane, made me gulp!
Back to the UK next May, so will get a dose of greeness then.

Chris Chapman said...

What you call messy I call natural organic warmth. May your life be full of joy. I was truly moved by this webpage. I look forward to seeing your work and following your blog.

Feel free to sneak a peak at mine as well.

www.SmellingCrayons.com

Christopher

Anonymous said...

have been following your blog for quite some time now. I love the way you live, though I could never do that myself. I adore your romantic countryside pictures. I´m the reader from Austria that´s been on your counter. I spent last weekend in London, I know what you mean with millions of people.
Love,LonelyRider

Boomka said...

White cat, how creepy awesome! I would have expected it to morph into some kidn of prince or wizard or something. That seems unlikely but if I were alone in the woods and met such a brilliantly white cat, yea, I probaby would have thought that.

The Guardian said...

Hi rima. I hope you are doing well.I found your blog by accident when I was creating mine. I am just a latin boy Known as The Gardian, I am from Colombia in South America, but for some reason I am living in Canada. OK enough self introdution, I am here writing this note jus to say to you I love your work, the way you live and your blog. I hope in the deepest of my heart you read this poor words written by a 22 years old boy who is just learning English trying his best to become an storyteller. I also want to invite you to visit my blog and to take a look tell if what you think and whatever. Ok that is everything for now. I must go now snow rider, I was born to be king, but what is a king without an army, a castle and a queen? I am in my quest and hopefully I will be worthy to enter into the valhalla and sit aside odin.

Almost forgot this is my blog page
http://meimportaunculistas.blogspot.com/

BT said...

Oh no, 91 words from others. Your fame is spreading and I feel sort of sad. I don't know why. Your blog is so special Rima and Tui. Gorgeous photos too. In our local woods were many fungi, but mostly they have rotted with all the rain now.

Ancestral Wales said...

Hello Rima & Tui,
I discovered your beautiful world yesterday. Thank you for sharing your enchanting and inspiring words, art and music. I shall visit often.

AW

Susanna Pantas said...

I have that same red book! I believe it was a gift from my father, but I love the gold decoration. I filled it up a few years ago.