I love the fresh smell in the air just before it rains
The rain has watered our thirsty plants, replenished the earth and made the countryside glow green with life. The air smells fresh and we have been given the opportunity to get crafty whilst indoors. I've cleaned and read, watched movies curled up under a giant blanket with Byron and somewhere beneath, a tiny Maxi cat lump slept soundly snoring every now and again.
We have enjoyed our time together, under the one roof. We played Bananagrams, Scrabble, listened to crackly records and made plans for a bright future.
All the while, a tempting sea surged and beckoned us to visit. On some mornings, when the rain eased, we ventured outside to walk Coco or went for a winter surf. We took day trips in raincoats and purchased tall gumboots to splash about in the puddles. We drank chilli hot chocolates, traditional spiced chai tea, healthy flavoursome soups and dunked crusty chunks of warm bread into savoury sauces. We burned soy candles and lavender oil, I unpacked my sewing machine to recommence work on my nautical themed patchwork quilt, I began sketching my next painting, took photos of Byron as he slept and embraced every hour indoors with love and gratitude.
This is family time. It's warm and loving, generous and special. It's what I look forward to on rainy days.