“How to be happy when you are miserable. Plant Japanese poppies with cornflowers and mignonette, and bed out the petunias among the sweet-peas so that they shall scent each other. See the sweet-peas coming up. Drink very good tea out of a thin Worcester cup of a colour between apricot and pink.” – Rumer Godden.
‘“It was the small things that helped, taken one by one and savoured,” English writer Rumer Godden recalls in her mesmerizing memoir of an authentic life, A House with Four Rooms. …”Make yourself savour them,” she told herself when life was not tidy.”‘ Sara Ban Breathnach: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy
Margaret Rumer Godden (1907 – 1998) was born in Sussex, England, grew up in India and wrote more than 60 fiction and nonfiction books for both children and adults under the name of Rumer Godden.