Monday, January 20, 2014

The moments in-between.

You know that saying the days are long but the years are short? Is it actually a saying or is it just from here.  Isn't it true? Sometimes I feel like life is flying past and all the beautiful things are happening but there is so much mundane repetition I am worried I will forget all those little moments. 

Pyjama days with Busy. I love watching her making something, concentrating and always with the tongue. Tongue out to help. I love that all her friends all have the wonky crocked uneven teeth 6 year olds have. 

Because in between is the mundane life stuff: the constant piles of washing, folding, sorting, the sweeping, cleaning, the cobweb removal, the mould removal the dust removal the dirt removal, the dog hair ball removal, the goddam motherf%^*ing NIT REMOVAL!! 

But I am trying really hard to notice those great moments in between. 

The quiet moments breastfeeding outside under a blanket listening to the birds. The afternoon light making rainbows via the rainbow maker. The hysterical cackling from Rom-pom when Busy does silly dances. The funny look on her face when I have towel wrapped around my wet hair. (Why do babies find it the funniest thing ever when you put something on your head? How much do they make you feel like the best comedian ever?) The nice feeling I get when Chef gets home from work, happy to see him again (and hand him a baby). The screaming and laughing and gloating when we play UNO together, and how great it is to see Busy win fair and square. The catch ups with friends, even if they are brief. 

The brief moment to craft again. 

This blanket I have been making for several Winters. The hook feels so weird, so small after hooking with the giant wooden hook. I have decided to just enjoy making it rather than focusing on finishing it and I already feel so much better about it

I have been meeting up for crochet with some local women. It's just been so nice. Its all quite spontaneous and easy. Sometimes I don't get much done when we meet up because R won't let me.  

And I baked. Bread and a cake! 


The nicest and easiest date and chocolate cake from The Cooks Companion by Stephanie Alexander. We had another Chef and his lovely family coming over for dinner and I wanted to help cook dinner because I never do. They were both yum and my cooking confidence has increased a little bit more. 

What are you making? What are you finding repetitive? 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Back and moving!

I am back and I am moving!! Over the next 2-3 weeks this blog will be moved over to my new house at I have lots of new ideas and I can't wait to get started! I would love to see you there and I would love to know who is still reading? Who is blogging these days? Please come and say hi.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Bee inspired.

Earlier this week, after much waiting and anticipation, our bee hive arrived. We our now proud bee keepers! Our bees are native stingless bees, perfect for the climate we are in (mid north coast NSW). The Latin name for the species is Carbonaria. There are 1600 species of bees native to Australia, but the stingless is the only one that store pollen and honey for the group rather than just for themselves.

They are so lovely and make me so happy. We watched them fly off for the first time yesterday and return home later with big blobs of pollen on their back legs for their queen. Their honey is called sugar bag. We will get about a jar of honey per year - we aren't really doing for the honey though. We are doing because the world needs bees, and they are dying from pesticides and poisons.

Are you interested in finding out more? Contact Tim via his website.








Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday finds for your weekend

(Alfred Hitchcock with his children)
So interesting but a bit weird.

This could be handy.

Is the pineapple trend over and about to be replaced by this fabulousness!!

The right way to say it.

Making me furious!

Happy 500!

If I can make it so can you!

Parenting around the world

I put this on my facebook page but if you missed it here it is again. So beautiful.

I feel like I have grown up with Jesse and Celine, do you? I can't wait to see this.

Cannot wait for this!

Sometimes we all need reminding.

I think I am going to make this a regular Friday spot here- all the interesting things I read and see during the week.

Have a happy and safe weekend. xx