08 September 2014


...this past few weeks of *...
...happiness live music, camping with friends and family, a tidy house, veggies from the garden, sunshine returning, walks, time with friends

...sadness having to say goodbye to a dear friend who is emigrating

...reading 70% Wool 30% Acrylic by Viola Di Grado, 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, 209. The Fantastic Mr Wani by Kanako Usui, 210. Topsy and Tim Play Football by Jean Adamson, 211. Ferocious Wild Beasts by Chris Wormell, 212. Get Well Friends by Kes Gray, 213. Alfie Gives a Hand, 214. Angelina's Baby Sister by Katherine Holabird, 215. Angelina's Ballet Class by Katherine Holabird, 216. Fox's Socks by Julia Donaldson, 217. Rabbit's Nap by Julia Donaldson, 218. Hide and Seek Pig, 219. Minty and Think by Emma Chichester Clark, 220. You Can't Eat a Princess by Gillian Rogerson, 221. Primrose by Alex T Smith, 222. Zoe and the Wishing Star by Jane Andrews, 223. Let's Find Mimi: At Home by Katherine Lodge, 224. Out of the Blue by Alison Jay

...creating shawl, some slippers, a sleeve, a pattern, picnics, camping food, cakes

...learning about dinosaurs, adding up, drawing straight lines, writing, spelling, dolphins, bridges, China

...thinking about things to do when we visit my parents

...hoping to meet up with friends whom we haven't seen for weeks

...wondering why my decision is not being respected

...looking forward to a spot of foraging


* I hope you will indulge me as I have not written a moments post for a few weeks


*as part of the 300 Picture Books Challenge

I hope you have had a lovely few weeks too......................enjoy the one to come!


  1. Hope your visit to your parents goes well and that you do get the much needed respect over your decision making process.


  2. your moments posts are lovely. I'm sorry your decision isn't being respected, I know you didn't make it lightly.

  3. Thought I'd come and say hello. Topsy & Tim and anything by Emma Chichester Clark are favourites with my 5yr old. I just read your post about your volunteering decision. You are absolutely right to put your family first. Volunteering, when you feel taken advantage of, or when people are rude, makes you question why you are doing it and you absolutely should not be made to feel bad about making the decision to stop.


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