Sadly, none of these lovely things are gifted to me as love tokens by my husband.
Romance may not be dead in our relationship, but it’s certainly in a deep coma.
Which is fine, got to be practical.
We did go out for a farewell Thai on Tuesday, before my Intn’l Man of Mystery flew out for his four weeks in Kurdistan on Wednesday. He does bring chocolates when he comes back but we’re certainly not in a flowers and candles situation.
Luckily for me, a flower shop opened down the road last year. Nowadays, there’s usually a little bunch of flowers on the kitchen bench.
Also in 2012 scented candles came into the household in a big way. Most days I have a candle burning in the kitchen. It’s a simple way of having something lovely around.
Beauty. It’s good to have it around us. Better even when we pay attention to it. A $10 bunch of flowers can do a lot for a mum at home, brighten up the workplace.
The soft light of a candle can knock the edges of a rough moment. So can the scent.
How did you look after yourself this week?
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