Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

I always associate the scent of hyacinths with being young. Teachers tended to have them in classrooms when we were in primary school. I've grown them in pots in the winter throughout my adult life, so why they should evoke my childhood so strongly, I don't know. Anyway, I love the perfume.

This grandbaby, whom I scarcely dare believe in, makes me think of flowers and fresh hope and nice scents (yes, I do remember nappies, but think of that clean baby smell - yum).

Thank you for all your good wishes - bloggy friends are so lovely - and Happy New Year to all.

15 comments:

Loth said...

There's a scene in Patrick Susskind's "Perfume" where a peasant woman is trying to describe how a proper baby should smell, and she says their heads smell of warm caramel. They do, too (most of the time!)

Jane said...

And that lovely 'new' feel to the top of their heads...
We always had geraniums in the small conservatory where I was taught to read so the smell of those takes me straight back to flash cards and A,E,I,O,U (and Mrs Gerome of brillo pad hair, flowery smock and uncertain temper, who mad sure you learnt very quick to get into the next group with nice Miss Downey!).

The Lass said...

I love the new baby smell so much. Babies are terrific, I am really happy for you all!

hasenschneck said...

Geraniums are my Madeleines. I used to play in a little sandbox on the balcony of my great-aunt's house overlooking London's largest garden square. The smell of geraniums still conjures up that sandbox and the feel of my childhood for me, more than 40 years later.

Fire Bird said...

Happy New Year Isabelle!

Fran said...

It's funny how babies can smell so fabulous one minute, and then .... Happy New Year!

Stomper Girl said...

Happy New Year to you and Mr Life and your children and of course Sirius & Cassie too. Wonder what they'll make of a grandchild?

Lucy said...

Happy New Year to all the Lifes. Congratulations on the grand-offspring, won't it be grand!

willowcaroline said...

Congratulations on the new grandchild to be.. I hope it is a wonderful journey, and that is fills some of that empty space!

Happy New Year!

libby said...

How strange to look at your post just now....I gave my sister a hyacinth that I had 'assembled' for her as a Christmas 'stocking filler'weeks ago ....I bought a bulb, a beautiful glass in a charity shop and some beautiful ribbon...put it all together and watched it grow. Took me back to schoolrooms too....
Health and happiness in 2011 for all of you!

herhimnbryn said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Isabelle.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy New Year! I can't wait to hear everything about of all of the excitement to come to the Life family in 2011!!!

Marcheline said...

I associate the smell of hyacinths with certain strong-personalitied people. Brief contact in passing is enough, but a close encounter is overwhelming.

Dragonfly Dreams said...

Many congratulations! What a wonderful year this is shaping up to be for you!

Yummers! said...

A BABY!!! I am so happy for you and your family. What a wonderful way to start a new year. I wish you all health and happiness!
Hugs,
Joni