Golden Moments #8


It is autumn. Now, admittedly, it is not as cool as I would like and it is still raining pretty much all the time but it is autumn which is my favorite time of year. We had one very cool day when I got out my favorite afghan, sat on the couch with my book, and drank many, many cups of tea. Long may those days continue. Now I just need the leaves to change.

The other day I had a book show up in the mail (That isn't the golden moment. Stick with me here.) and Celia grabbed it, buried her nose in it, and announced that the smell of old books is one of the best smells in the world. My work here is done. I hereby proclaim myself to be a success as a mother.


Celia and I went to The Big E on Monday. The Big E is the largest fair on the east coast and one of the largest fairs in the country. All the New England states are represented. I have been going off and on since I was a child but we haven't been much in recent years since we moved further away. I picked Celia up early from school and we met my aunt and uncle there. We had ice cream, fried dough, baked potatoes, and slushies. We looked at animals, watched sheep dog trials, rode the Ferris wheel, and stayed out way too late for a school night. Celia had the time of her life and I had fun watching her. Sometimes you just have to ignore responsibilities and run away for a day.

I bought a typewriter. I am not posting a photo or saying anything else because it gets its own post one of these days but its arrival definitely qualified as a golden moment.


I already put this photo on Instagram but here it is again. I  bought a Jane Austen board game. My son loves board games but he also loves Star Wars and he owns so many different Star Wars board games. Star Wars is not my favorite. I decided if  I play those games for him he can play a Jane Austen game for me. I am looking forward to his playing the "card game of marriage and social domination." How is he going to cope with a game that doesn't involve lightsabers and jetpacks and does involve romance and balls? I can't wait to find out.

We had the exterior of our house painted. It needed it badly. I was not initially thrilled with spending so much money on such a relatively unexciting thing but now that it is done I am very pleased. It looks so fresh and nice and I have an indigo front door which is making me unexpectedly happy.


My husband and I decided to do something fun, just the two of us, one Saturday recently. We went out for brunch and then to a bookshop an hour or so away. That is going to get its own post as well so you only get one photo now but it was a lovely day and I have a lovely husband.

So, tell me, what lovely things have brightened your life lately?

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  1. Such fun, golden moments! I love a fall fair, and that bookstore looks like I could lose a few hours in it. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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    1. I spent at least two hours in that bookstore and only scratched the surface. I will definitely be going back.

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  2. oh, a typewriter..have you already written something using it?

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    1. I've tested it a bit. It needed cleaning and a new ribbon and I got that done a few days ago.

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  3. You have definitely been having golden moments, as have I. We visited Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Grasemere recently, that'll be a blogpost - eventually.

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    1. I look forward to reading that post. I am sure you have some gorgeous photos.

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