24 November 2014


...this week of...

...happiness finally making it to an orchestra rehersal, both my children enjoying the singing group we go to, watching my children play with their friends, dividing my rhubarb plant a job that I have been meaning to do for five years!

...sadness at the reaction by some local shop owners to my browsing in their shops but not buying anything, they weren't selling what I was looking for!

...creating more fabric storage baskets, a hat, rows on a scarf and a jumper

...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, 273. Sugarlump and the Unicorn by Julia Donaldson, 274. Bluebird by Bob Staake, 275. Happy Birthday Jamela by Niki Daly, 276. Ella Bella and Cinderella by James Mayhew, 277. I'm Katzenzirkus by Gisela Buomburger

...learning about medieval castles, road signs, soil, volume

....thinking about a friend whose little girl is having a major operation this week

...wondering about a winter rhythm and fitting in time outside on these shorter days

...looking forward to a weekend with friends we have not seen for ages


  1. Are you watching the medieval castle being built near Bordeaux on Channel 4? I am suyre you'd find it interesting as would the children. http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/nov/19/secrets-of-the-castle-review-good-old-fashioned-medieval-fun. Lovely photo as always.

    1. We are! It was a fantastic programme we have watched it twice! Can't wait for the rest of the series :)

  2. What a gorgeous avenue - and it sounds like you've been having a wonderful week!

  3. What an amazing photo and walkway in nature. I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends this weekend.

  4. Music is such a great gift to share both in the doing and in the listening. Your photo is really lovely - look at all those different greens, I can only imagine how much better it must have been being there in real life! xo


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