Today’s blog title strikes me as being a really good name for a website/shop/blog – you can just see it: all freshly baked and wrapped in brown paper (the bread) and beautifully scented lilac blooms in a small zinc pot (the hyacinths) epitomising the perfect country kitchen and lifestyle. Of course, we all know the reality and it is more cat sick and a draught under the door but such is the stuff of dreams.
There is a Persian saying that I read somewhere years ago and it made an impression on me: “If you have 2 loaves of bread, sell one and buy a hyacinth for it will feed your soul”. I love that and it, perhaps wrongly, spurs me on when I am in the throes of doing something a little bit ridiculous and long-winded, like hand-writing when I could print; or even worse spending money on something that I don’t really need but makes me feel good about life, like a beautiful cup for my morning coffee or a new pen to handwrite the stuff I could print…
Ridiculous, I know. Hyacinth sandwich and glass of Perschers anyone?
Very enthusiastic wine lover who loves a party!