Friday, 7 February 2014
The Art of Mixing
I have been mixing the herbs for my sleep pillows. The ingredients for each pillow has been separately weighed and I have dallied with the ratio of botanicals to get a fragrance that is balanced and neither to sharp or too sweet. The colours put me in mind of a summers day.
I've noticed that there are a few reading challenges going on in blogland just now. I am a slow reader so have decided to opt out of them at the moment. However, I have been reading a lot more recently and will soon be embarking on reading 'The lady's Slipper' by Deborah Swift. It is right up my street as it is set in 17th Century England and the subject of the story is a rare Lady's Slipper Orchid. Alice Ibbotson is captivated by its beauty, a local medicine woman is seduced by its mysterious medicinal powers, while Sir Geoffry Fisk sees it as a way to repair his ailing fortunes. The story is said to be about beauty, faith, love and loyalty - four things I hold dear to my heart!