Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My cosy spot

We're fortunate enough to have a room purely for reading in. A room specifically designated as the "chillout zone". The girls love to sit in here to read together, or to their dollies as do I. So after a day of moving heavy furniture and re-arranging my entire kitchen (why do I do it?) I will be spending my evening in here....


Reading this......



An Atlas published as part of "The Modern World Encylopedia" in 1935 (I have the whole set...I know, I know...enough encyclopedias woman!)  Being Pre WW2 it should be interesting. I wish I could translate the smell of this book when it's opened into words. You can literally inhale the ink on the pages after years of presumably sitting closed and untouched. A glass of wine to add to the ambience and I'm all set. 

The reason why I'm so keen to read tonight is that I want to avoid the television. I need to focus on being positive in my prayers for the people affected by the floods and being that my girls are asking whether the floods will "get us" I think some time away from the visual chaos and devastation is in order, for the time being anyhow. I hope this doesn't sound as though I'm "switching off " from the floods.....Far from it. This is going to be a long and arduous battle for all Australians to bring Queensland back to it's feet. I just don't feel as though I can see anymore heartbreaking footage. Both Amelia and Haidee found the images they saw on television this morning quite frightening. I can't begin to imagine what it's like for all the other little ones who have been exposed to  the horror of the floods. I wish I could click my fingers and bring them all down to my place where its safe. 

I think we all need to pray with a loving heart for Queensland. They need all they can get.

Take care of yourselves and each other :)

Alisa x


5 comments:

Amanda said...

What a cosy looking spot you have. I know what you mean about the news, I find it so sad every time I switch the TV on :(

Posie Patchwork said...

My children LOVE checking out the old Atlas, especially the ones which have the big Gondwanna Land & you know, whacky things like the USSR on them!! Love Posie

Anna White said...

I love your little chill out space..it is SO YOU..and yes..agreed..have followed your idea on switching off from it for a while...its too heartbreaking to watch..but of course will still be following. Such a tragic way to start the beginning of a new year for so many families..so sad.

Jenny P said...

I completely agree with you. Such devestation in Queensland is hard to imagine. Frightening for so many families. What a thoughtful post.

Sarah B said...

What a beautiful spot to relax. I know what you mean about the tv at the moment. I have had it on and after a while it really gets to me, not becoause I don't care, probably the opposite. Take care x