DSC_0071Things are starting to blossom in our garden. Small shoots are transforming into pursed pods and then bursting into an array of soft pinks, luscious lilac and not to be forgotten blue.  It is a very favourite time of the year when the garden offers much promise of the future months ahead. There is hope all around.

Hope is something I increasingly hold in my heart today. The family seems to be moving in an increasingly positive direction and although it will in no way be plain sailing, I have hope.

When I surreptitiously watch my oldest boy Stig, I beam with pride at how he is blossoming into a fine young man. Like those garden buds, he’s found his moment and is making the most of a new found energy. He is taking school and home life very much in his stride; very few days bring a display of unregulated anger .

Like a watered shoot pushing through warm soil, little Tink forges forward with his opinions and thoughts. Yes he now, sometimes, has far too much to say on his preferences, but it is wonderful to see him exploring the ability to let us know how he feels.

For me a new horizon has appeared in my battle with depression. A specialist referral has brought a greater understanding of the illness I live with and improved care in how to deal with it. I am starting to have desires for life that have long been alien to me and like an opening flower; I strain my face towards the sun to increase my new lust for life.

For Mr H everyone’s improving wellbeing brings the same relief that warmer weather brings after a long cold winter. He can return more to his own thoughts and needs, and look forward to even brighter days ahead.

So not unlike our garden we are all doing blooming lovely today. DSC_0094 DSC_0111 DSC_0129


And as with many gardens and families, there are always areas which require some work. This once thriving vegetable patch will be my project in the garden when the time comes, and with my family ,well let’s wait and see what projects present themselves, there is always something around the corner.


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  1. Helen Bonnick May 9, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    What beautiful pictures and such true words. Like gardening, families require time and patience (and often a good deal of dirt along the way) but I hope you will be met with your just rewards in good time! It is good to hear that your own needs are being addressed too and I wish you well in that journey.

  2. Fiona Ferguson May 9, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Glad your feeling a bit better Sarah , lovely pictures .I haven’t been blogging much lately .I am at a stage in my life now that I so need to reclaim my old self .The girls lives are full of drama as usual which has been quite exhausting .It takes courage to step back and admit some of the damage just goes way too deep and we did our best .Sometimes blogging on how difficult things can still be is not what people need to hear .

    • thepuffindiaries May 9, 2014 / 5:57 pm

      Being afraid of always seeming negative has put me off over the last year but I also promised to always be honest, so sometimes it needs to be said. You should think about yourself a bit now, you’ve given so much, you’re allowed some me time now. xxx

  3. Izzwizz May 9, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    Gorgeous pictures and a blooming lovely post. What are you going to grow on your vegetable patch?

  4. Sezz May 10, 2014 / 4:49 pm

    Blooming wonderful :-)) x

  5. Suddenly Mummy May 10, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    Hooray! So glad to hear things are looking up. And your garden looks lovely :-)

  6. older mum in a muddle May 11, 2014 / 10:31 am

    This was a lovely post to read; that things are looking up for your family – it’s been such a struggle for you at times hasn’t it, but you are doing brilliantly as their mum – they are thriving under you. But most of all, I am so pleased to read how you are doing – that you are feeling better in yourself – I suffer from depression too – it’s a slippery snake – so glad you are getting all the help you need! oh, and gorgeous pictures! X

  7. NH May 11, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    I am so glad to read all this. I am so glad you are looking forward to brighter days.

  8. Mammasaurus May 15, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Hooray for reaching towards the light. This time of year really is such an optimistic feeling one, such happy colours to tempt us outdoors and into the sunshine. Thank you for joining in lovely lady and I’m so sorry I missed you at the end of last weeks linky, I’ve added you back in to this weeks, just incase some of the others didn’t spot you too x

  9. Iona@Redpeffer May 15, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Wonderful analogy you’ve made there. I hope the path continues to be bright and full of hope.

  10. Emma Greenwood May 15, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Beautiful, I love everything about this post. As well as the wonderful lilac photos, I can almost smell them!

  11. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk) May 15, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Those are nice blooms and them growing like how your family are are great indication of the future, life would be full of colors and brightness. I hope I make sense =) #HDYGG

  12. Charmaine at weald May 15, 2014 / 3:41 pm

    lovely shots… it looks like you have some really pretty cottage-style plants growing!

  13. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault May 15, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Love the aquilegeas – I sowed some but the seeds were old and I don’t think they have germinated. Next year then!

  14. mama syder May 15, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    Lovely post, I felt peaceful reading it. Glad you are feeling better, Beautiful photos xxx

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