Monday, 11 July 2011

A Sunlit Space

If you ask me why I write this blog
my answer varies...

sometimes I say
that it is to record details of my life,

sometimes I say
that is an attempt
to capture the sound of the voices
of people I love,

sometimes I say
that it is a way to communicate
with family living all over the world

but I also write for you
because your generous friendship
has made this blog
a sunlit space for me

and if I can make you smile in return
that is a good enough reason.

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Note to Anonymous:
My rule of thumb is that if your comment
is unsuitable for my children to read
it gets deleted.

38 comments:

  1. :) I am glad you are here creating this space; beautiful pictures! blessed week to you ... hard to believe almost mid-July ...

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  2. Smiling also and basking in your sunlit space.

    x

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  3. Loved the pictures.....:)

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  4. A beautiful splash of sunshine to brighten our winters days....love the photos :-)

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  5. I was wondering when you'd be returning to the fold. And you brought the sun with you - how nice!

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  6. Nice to see you back Alice - lovely photos as usual

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  7. I'm so happy to see you posting again. Your sunlit space always puts a smile on my face(oooh, sorry about that!)
    I know this sounds a bit strange but I love pictures of doors. There's a poster sold here in Colorado Springs that is a photo mosaic of various doors found on some of the older houses in the area.
    Are there any stories behind the doors in your post?
    The second door, as old as it looks, seems to have a pseudo image of The Flying Spaghetti Monster above it.
    It could be more proof that HE has been around for years and years and years. Any thoughts?

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  8. Ah you are back! Lovely photos. Blogging has brought me sunshine too.

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  9. Your sunlit space makes my world a sunlit space too. It is good to see you back Alice.

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  10. It's lovely to see you back again - and you brought the sun with you!

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  11. And I realise I have just duplicated Ali's comment. Doh.

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  12. Well on this sunlit Monday morning I am very happy to find you in this place, the perfect accompaniment to my morning coffee.

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  13. How fortunate you are to have friends who read your blog! Mine don't. All the more reason to cherish those who do. Keep writing - you do it so beautifully, and, unlike me, never drone on.

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  14. Good Morning Alice. Sunlit places are the best ones to be in.

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  15. Lady JaneJuly 11, 2011

    Glad you're back - missed you.

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  16. Hello, dear!

    (do I need to take anonymous outside and have a word?)

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  17. Wondered where you were- love the door pictures.

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  18. AnonymousJuly 11, 2011

    I'm smiling Alice - at your blog, the sunshine and most of all because you are back!
    Bobby x

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  19. ahhhh...so nice to have you back, Alice.

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  20. Good to hear your voice.....

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  21. I always enjoy your blog and it definitely makes me smile.

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  22. Liz in MissouriJuly 11, 2011

    What a lovely set of photographs. I love your blog.

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  23. Oh Alice, If you just felt a breeze, it was me, letting out a deep sigh thinking, She is back.

    Thank you, Thank you. Your insight and wit, generosity of spirit and eye for beauty are a joy and wonderment to me, and as we see, so many more as well.

    I hope you are rested and refreshed. xo

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  24. Very very grateful to you, MrsM, for the joy, humor, insight, and beautiful pictures you share with us. Glad you're back (though Twitter kept me entertained, it hasn't been quite enough!).

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  25. You're back! (Nice doors!)

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  26. I think that this must be a very subtle reference to seeing 'er in-doors next week ...

    ID'll be the day

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  27. It was worth waiting.
    You were missed.
    I understand though, you were enjoying the sun you decided to share with us.
    (and do I have SUN here!!!)

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  28. smiling back, we need all the sun we can get here, I'll every bit of your sunshine help xxx

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  29. Oh you are back! I did miss you.

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  30. Oh yeah. I have missed you dear alice.

    Glad you had some good time away.

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  31. I love what you share, and have a passion for doors, you just wonder where and what they lead to! You are definately a sunlit space.

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  32. Hurray, you're back. I've missed your posts, they always make me smile!

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  33. Thank you so much for your blog. I always love to visit.

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  34. AnonymousJuly 15, 2011

    Such boasting is upsetting to us and our children - have you thought of that? Why do we have to think it is ok to have inplied critisism at us but not for it to be returned?

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  35. I always think it is important not to take oneself too seriously. Life's a bit short otherwise - being a bit obtuse at times is sometimes quite helpful. I have natural headstart on this of course.

    Beautiful sunny day anyway !

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