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 thoughts on “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. 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.

  3. 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

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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!

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