Heckity pie, it’s all happening around here! This morning The Vintage Housekeepers Circle went live on Amazon and thus the collection of essays once found in Season One and Season Two of the Circle can now live happily inside your Kindle ready to provide a little domestic inspiration to your bedtime reading…
Ste is slowly working his way through converting all my existing downloads in to Kindle books, so you can expect more Brocantehome on Amazon over the following weeks and months as part of the re-structuring of my site and business that we are currently undertaking. A bizarrely slow process as he tries to make sense of the rather cock-eyed chaos I have created during what will now be referred the “dark days”!
Much of The Vintage Housekeepers Circle was written in 2009 and as I checked it over this morning it struck me how much the distance between myself and my ability to both write and keep house has grown since then. There is no doubt that writing became more difficult as my confidence ebbed away, but I am astonished by how the routines and rituals that were once so instinctive to me, and that I was so keen to share with you, have been lost in the maelstrom of my life over the past few years.
Such is that distance that I looked over the book with a deep sense of homesickness. A yearning for what I once was and a sudden, fierce desire to tie my pinny on and step back in to my own life. And it struck me that if it could have that effect on me then to a new reader unfamiliar with the routines and rituals intrinsic to the BrocanteHome way of life, then reading The Vintage Housekeepers Circle could be nothing short of life changing.
Tonight I am going to take my own book to bed. I will take a cup of lavender and limeflower tea with me and read by candlelight. My housekeepers journal will be at my side and as I trawl through the myriad of treats and rituals I documented in the book, I will slowly but surely feel myself coming alive again.
And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all shall be well…
Won’t you join me in the awakening of your own domestic spirit?