Home Alone


It’s a wet blustery winter night in Wellington.  When I arrived home from the hospital, even though the heating was on and the house was warm, I lit the fire.


Then I lit the candles. 


There, that’s so much better.



40 responses to “Home Alone

  1. A fire and candles can really warm things up. It´s only 29C here in Spain today. A drop from the 40s we had earlier. Sending warm hugs. ❤

  2. Thanks Darlene and lovely music in the background but it sent me to sleep.

  3. Beautiful, to light a fire and candles. You even went to sleep listening to the music. I would think, this being calm like this was very good for you and much needed. My thoughts are with you, dear Judith. Your pictures show a lovely place. Thank you for sharing. Uta from very cold NSW, Australia.

  4. That looks very cosy. Hope the patient is making a good recovery. Hugs xx

  5. A crackling fire is a fine companion along with flickering candles. Best to both of you.

    • Thanks Nancy. It’s certainly great to come home to a safe and warm house, but the fire, candles and music add to the feeling of comfort.

  6. It does look lovely and cosy without a doubt 🙂

  7. There is something about flickering candles and a cozy fireside that offer comfort and peace. May those both be with you and yours. Thinking of you from across the world. ~Dor

  8. What have I missed? Why were you at the hospital? I do hope everything is alright.

    • Oh Granny. My partner, the Architect, is in hospital. Four weeks ago they diagnosed a brain tumour. He has had a course of chemo and we now await the next round, either chemo or radiation. So I spend most of every day with him in the hospital. Coming home to a warm, inviting house is balm to the soul. Thanks for caring.

  9. A nice fire makes everything better!

  10. I LOVE those home alone evenings.. c

  11. Hope that took the chill off! 🙂

  12. The fire and candles do look comforting and calming. I know how tiring and stressful days in the hospital can be. It is often worse for the one visiting than for the patient Both of you are in my prayers.

  13. Sending my warmest wishes to you and your dear partner….wishing you both well….

  14. Candles always seem to help no matter what the temperature might be. Peace to you as you spend your days at the hospital.

  15. Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear about the Architect’s brain tumour, and wish him good things to endure the treatment. I love your post though. So simple, yet so evocative… Big hugs to you xx

  16. a glowing fireplace and warm candles does bring a sense of comfort and warmth…beautiful.

  17. Why is that fire and candles make any place feel homier?? Sorry to hear of your Architect’s health woes, Judith, but I’m saying a prayer for his healing!

  18. I’m glad you were able to rest well. Hope the architect improves daily.

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