Friday, October 1, 2010

October's going to be a good one!

For a start, it allows me to get out some orange bits and bobs that just don't go with my décor the rest of the year... Niki's calendar is wonderfully black and orange this month.
Our orange marionette's brother is green and lives in our bedroom all year, but poor Mr Orange only gets to come out every now and then. I was also pleased to re-discover this curious black silk bag - the embroidery is done in raffia and it certainly fits with Niki's theme.
October is also the month that I have been invited to speak to our church (in French, gulp) and show them this excellent video about caring for people, and social justice. You can find an English version here.





And finally, October is when I'll be heading back to see my family in Edinburgh. I'm very keen to get there and see my mum.

16 comments:

Serenata said...

Works for me Floss! :-)

bad penny said...

It worked ! I haven't worked out how to do this so just put the url link - was it difficult / easy ?

Just seen your comment over at Suzie's and am thinking of you x

Angela said...

It works! and then I had to go and find the English version to check my O level french had translated it ok. Will Warmly Encourage the pastor to show this in church next sunday. Thanks for pointing it out!! blessings xx

Itch2stitch.com said...

Yes, it works! Thank you for your comment before. The Christmas book sounds good, I shall have to have a look. I send you and your lovely family warm thoughts. Susie xxx

Elizabethd said...

Bonne courage with the speech!
How lovely to have time with your dear mum again soon.

Green thumb said...

I hope you have a lovely time with your mum despite her serious conditions.
I like your clever reinterpretation for October!

Andi's English Attic said...

I'm sitting here waiting for the dishwasher engineer to arrive (any time between 8-1) and you've just made me realise I could be getting all the autumn decorations out while I'm waiting. Thanks for that.
Good luck with the talk, and have a lovely time in Edinburgh. xx

summerfete said...

Noo if todays weather is anything to go by, October is not good so far!
And we are off to Cornwall tomorrow!!
Clare

Natasha said...

How exciting to think you will be in Edinburgh soon! This is a wonderful month for sure!

Thanks so much for popping in the other day and for your sweet comment-it was so lovely to see you!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

I think this is my favourite month for colour. Seeing your lovely orange corner has given me a push to get some autumn colours out myself. xxx

Heidi said...

Have a lovely visit with your Mom and Dad, Tonight I'm having some kids home from school to celebrate birthdays 6 little girls and 3 boys for a sleepover and I can't wait because then I can bring out the halloween decorations. I love to bring them out and enjoy them but by the time the 31st rolls around I'm so ready to say good bye!

Serenata said...

Oh you've added more - had a very lazy day in bed today - more comfortable there.

I'm sure you will do great in your talk and I know that you will be supported well. All the best for it.

When are you going to Edinburgh? Will be thinking of you all and {{hugs}} so little I know but something.

Lululiz said...

That little bag is rather beautiful. I am not really an orange person at all, I would love to have white pumpkins in the house though.
You'll sail through your speech, of course, no worries at all.
And when you get to Edinburgh, give your mum a gentle hug from me.

Ange said...

Have a lovely time in Edimbourg. I'm off to Aussie and India as well this October. Would love to catch up for Muffins again before Christmas if you're up to it.
xxx

magsmcc said...

I think we're all keen for you to get back to your mum, Floss. God speed. The verses I had in my mind when Mattman was born were from Micah, so I shall watch this- maybe in French and English, with interest! And I do love the Terry Pratchett that I have read! His satire on our world is so effective, but you're right- it comes with a heart-warming feel! I saw a suitably orange covered Autumnal one in Tesco just last night- must go back and check it out!

Kathryn @ Loved and Used said...

May God be gracious and take care of you and your family x