07 July 2014


...this week of...

...happiness a weekend at home with family, rain to water the garden, an evening of canoeing with local scouts working out well, weeding the garden

...sadness at having to spend a day in bed over a weekend of beautiful weather, it is the first time we have all been at home together over a weekend for a long time, but I do feel so much better now

...creating strawberry jam, homemade toothpaste, fabric flowers, rows of knitting

...reading an intriguing book, Nowhere People by Paulo Scott, to the children The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, and these picture books* you can read a short review of them here 171. My Name is Bob by James Bowen, 172. All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant, 173. The Glass Heart by Sally Gardner 174. Fruits and Vegetables by Carrie Branigan, 175. My Amazing Body by Pat Thomas, 176. What's so Good about vegetables? by Ronne Randall

...learning about digestion, bodies, nutrition, norse myths, vikings, Robin Hood, bike maintenance

...thinking about the garden and the things I need to do this week

...hoping for dry weather for a BBQ this week

...looking forward to a walk with the children this week to a local waterfall

*as part of the 300 Picture Books Challenge


  1. nothing like homemade jam, the making and the eating. ;)
    the waterfall walk sounds a lovely thing to look forward to...

    thanks for the heads up on tanabata!

  2. Lovely moments :) I am... HOPING you will take some photos of the waterfall! Have a wonderful week. xoxo

  3. Making strawberry jam here too! Strawberry season is in full swing here.
    I'm sorry to hear that you weren't feeling well over the weekend...summer sickness is never fun, but I'm glad you are feeling better.


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