27 October 2014


...this week of...

...happiness a windy walk with the children, finding the time to do all our usual things in amongst preparation to go away, watching an amazing puppet play

...sadness that a family we invited to join us are not able to canoe with us this week 

...creating a few rows on a scarf, lots of expedition food 

...reading The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge, to the children  The Hut-Man's Book by G.D. Fisher and these picture books* you can read a short review of them here, 259. We Love Divali by Saviour Pirotta, 260. The Divali Story by Anita Ganeri

...learning about morsels, Jack Frost, apples and apple trees, why snow is white, Divali, coal

...thinking about my brother who had a bicycle accident this week and is now in hospital

...wondering about making some wee peg people for Martinmas

...hoping for dry weather this coming week

...looking forward to a wonderful week in Scotland!


If anyone knows what the flower is please let me know in the comments, the picture was taken this week.  I was really surprised to find such a delicate flower at this time of year, where we live it is cold now.


  1. have a lovely week away, hope your brother is ok x

  2. It looks like a variety of "Butter and Eggs". (And I have no idea why I even know that - we don't see it around here!)

  3. Think it's Common Toadflax (which I think is also called Butter and Eggs as above).

  4. Oh dear, I hope your brother is doing okay - sorry I haven't popped by earlier to read this. Talk about scary. My husband is an avid cyclist and while I know he chooses his routes carefully and is a very safe rider himself - you just never know who will come along- and certainly the cyclist is the most vulnerable party. My thoughts and prayers are with your brother that his will be an easy recovery. xo

  5. Definitely Toadflax, but perhaps a taller than the average one.

    1. It was on the edge of a patch of wildflowers which were all much taller than it, maybe it was reaching up for the light?

  6. Thank you all for the identification!


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