09 June 2014


...this week of...

...happiness swimming in our village pool, time with my parents, listening to my children playing together, a quiet weekend at home with my family, 

...sadness at the news that a friend is emigrating this month, most likely, I always knew she would one day but the circumstances are not what I expected at all

...creating cardigan, row of knitting on my tee shirt, two play capes, a sheath for a dagger, a rubber band guitar

...reading The Last Gift by Abulrazak Gurnah, to the children The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and these picture books* which you can read a short review of here, 162. Aristotle by Dick King-Smith, 163. Ivor the Engine: The Dragon by Oliver Postgate, 164. Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! by Caryl Hart, 165. I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis

...learning about swords, Romans, wild flowers, sewing, Tanks, erosion, fossils

...thinking about menus and food for this weekend, a camp, with twenty four mouths to feed

...wondering what was going through a drivers mind when he nearly hit my family and another family  in the van he was driving

...hoping that I can get a whole pile of packages and letters in the post this week

...looking forward to camping this weekend!

*as part of the 300 Picture Book Challenge


I hope you have had a lovely week too, do you have any moments you would like to share?


  1. The road incident must have been very frightening for you all, thank goodness you were all OK.

    Sorry to read the news about your friend, no wonder you are sad. I hope you manage to make some lovely memories together before she does emigrate.

    You are a stalwart in the kitchen, a fearless chef!!! Hope the camping and the cooking go as planned and that the weather is kind :-)

    San xx

  2. So glad that the van driver didn't actually hit any of you! Worrying though. Glad the rest of your moments were of a happier nature apart from your friend's departure. I said goodbye to a friend who is emigrating too this weekend.

  3. There are some dreadful drivers out there, I'm glad you're all okay. I hope your camping weekend is fun, I hear the weather will be set fair by then, should be wonderful I think. CJ xx

  4. Glad to hear that everyone's ok after the driving incident. Hope the weather stays fine for your camping trip, it sounds like it's going to be a fun weekend.

  5. So much on this list is so heartwarming and then you have the bit about the driver! So gald that all of you are alright...makes me so angry to see irresponsible drivers on the road! Loved the creating a cardigan, learning about wildflowers and the impending camping, though with your gorgeous skills, glamping maybe?! :) x

  6. What a cute cardigan you are working on, sure to be a favourite:) Twenty four mouths to feed?!! wow, I'm curious to know what you will be serving. Glad to know you and family had only a near miss, some people just stop thinking at times :(. xoxo p.s. what a lovely garden you have!

  7. oh that road incident sounds really scary. I am glad you are all safe and sound! :-) xx


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