17 November 2014


...this week of...

...happiness celebrating a tenth birthday, birdwatching with the children, friends over for the afternoon, a weekend away, a beautiful Martinmas celebration

...sadness that my mother in law is possibly going to be alone over Christmas

...creating a hat, a birthday cake, a cardigan, a list of things to make

...reading The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton, 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, 267. Hello Kitty is... Little Red Riding Hood, 268. Orange Juice, Peas! by Lari Don, 269. Maisy goes to the Museum by Lucy Cousins, 270. Why Chameleon Changes Colour, 271. I'm really ever so not well by Lauren Child, 272. One Ted Falls Out of Bed by Julia Donaldson

...learning about birds, soil types, wolves, Martinmas, Kathina

...thinking about my brother

...wondering if I can make it to my first Orchestra rehearsal this week, life keeps getting in the way.....

...hoping to make it to the yarn shop this week, I failed to get there last week!

...of looking forward to a quieter week


  1. Oh, I love birdwatching! It's something I'm so excited to share with my boys. And The Luminaries is on my reading list! How are you liking it?

    1. I am really enjoying it. Despite it being a very long book!

  2. Beautiful picture, I hope that you manage to make it to rehearsal this week, I know what you mean about life getting in the way!

  3. Your week sounds good! Any chance MIL could stay with a family member or friends? It must be very difficult to see her suffering in such a way and it can be doubly hard around this time of year.

    Hope you make your rehearsal.

    San xx

    1. It's a difficult one with my MiL. She has a dog that needs to go into a kennel as it doesn't get on with other people..........if you want to put your dog in kennels over Christmas you have to book it up early. She thought we had made our plans already, and she came to us last year so she didn't like to ask again. It transpires my BiL did ask her but only this week when they realised that she was going to be on her own, too late to sort the dog out.......

  4. How sad that your mother in law may be alone at Christmas. I think it's the one time of year when it brings it home to us about people being lonely and or alone. I love the photo, though that water looks very choppy.

  5. I love One Ted falls out of bed, I remember reading it a few months back as I used to volunteer at school to read with the little ones! I'm sorry that your mum-in-law faces a quieter holiday season that she would've liked. I often feel the omnipresent spirit of celebration that we are bombarded with from every source must make it so hard for those who are dealing with the harsher realities of life. Looking forward to seeing more of what you 'create' :)


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