Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The best diary!

If you were to peep in my diary, then the entries for the last three weeks

would send you to sleep!

Having said that, the pictures would not!

The Persephone Diary is one of the loveliest books!

And I am a huge Persephone fan.

Showing the endpapers from all the Persephone books,

each day of the diary is a surprise as it also gives you a

snippet of info about each book and the endpaper designs.

I'm really enjoying this lovely diary.

A pleasure!

Meanwhile, my dad has returned home.

I can't say that I will miss my regular trips to see him

but what I will say is that I have every admiration

for people who work hard in such places as care homes.

I could never do that job and when I asked one of the young girls

working there how she kept smiling day after day,

she replied, happily:

'I was born to do this job!'

Bless her!

Hope you all have a good week!



The Weaver of Grass said...

What a beautiful diary sal. I have never heard of them. I buy Pink pig notebooks and personalise them - I keep one for each quarter of the year and stick photographs in as well as commentary - often quite boring. Where would I get a Persephone?

Glad to hear your Dad is home again - it is no joke getting old, is it?

Hen said...

Hi Sal,
The diary looks gorgeous, if only I were a diary person - or had social "dos" to remember!
Is your Dad happy to be home? We've finally sorted everything and my nan is moving into the home we wanted for her on Thursday. I hope she'll be happier to be settled. Like you say, it is incredibly demanding work in care homes and thank goodness for people like the lady you met.
Hen xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely diary! And, yes, many of the girls and women who work in care homes are wonderful; I don't know how they do it.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh those papers are divine! What a lovely diary!

Glad your dad is home - how lovely is the lady who said she was born to be a carer! Wonderful woman!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Hi Sal I hope that your Dad is happy. Sorry to hear the footy results!

Florence and Mary said...

There's nothing better than a diary that makes you happy even if it is filled with mundane notes!

Glad to hear your dad is home. My mum has worked with the elderly in hospitals and care homes for years now and I still don't know how she does it

Victoria xx

Andi's English Attic said...

I was admiring your blog header and then saw it in the diary. I really like that pic especially. Makes me think of the film Rear Window.

What a wonderful answer to your question. I hope someone like that looks after me if I ever need it. xx

Anonymous said...

Lovely to have you back!! The diary is gorgeous - I have a cheap and cheerful one, as I never write anything in it - I put post-its on the kitchen table!

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely to see you back and to get a peep at the diary. What a lovely thing. Re care homes and the elderly, the staff are very special people....

Twiggy said...

How pretty. Glad your Dad is home and glad there are lovely staff dedicated to caring for our loved ones. What a lovely lady.
twiggy x

ahomespunyear said...

Hi, gorgeous diaries...not ones I've seen, but so beautiful. Love the really bright orange and yellow marigolds.
Hope your dad is happy to be home. Care staff are wonderful, and very dedicated...such a difficult job with loads of responsibility but not much recognition.

Jewels said...

Dropped by and was thrilled to see you back online - what a lovely Diary! I would be drooling on every page! Yes the folks who take care of the elderly (like my parents) are gems - I am so grateful they are here on earth. Glad to hear your Dad is back - how is your Mum? Take Care. Jewels

Simone said...

That diary is lovely! Much more inspiring than my LBC (radio) diary! I am glad your Dad is back home now. Nice to hear about a lady in the care home who is so dedicated to her job. It must have given you confidence to know that she cares so much. x

Carol said...

Really beautiful diary.
Glad your Dad is home, what a fantastic response from the young carer "born to to do this job", sort of person we would all like to look after us when we need it.
Carol xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Sorry Sal I must have missed this post! Love the diary. Glad your dad is home.
Nice to hear about someone dedicated to her job - sounds like all carers should be like her.
Julie xxxxxx