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“A moment spent in wonder is worth a lifetime spent in awe.”

 

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Wonder

OK. So this week has been filled with wonder. Mostly good wonder, although a fair mix of hit-hand-on-forehead what-are-they-thinking kind of wonder too. I guess taking the rough with the smooth is part of the deal.

I’m going to focus on the good kind of wonder, because – quite frankly – reliving the other would give me a sore forehead, and also turn into a very long, boring story. Almost sorted. I hope.

Anyway. Moving swiftly on to the good. We had our Harry Potter Halloween party this week , which was so much fun, I cannot even begin to tell you. I’d like to do it every week. Please, please, please. I was in my element baking and making. So. much. fun.

(resisting temptation to show all the photos again…ooh…maybe just one more)

Anyway, the children loved it. The magic captured them. The sense of wonder. If only I could bottle it. Keep it safe until it’s needed again. Continue reading

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My week – grow

I don’t think I will ever grow bored of seeing my children snap open a peapod and count the peas, before popping the contents into their mouths. All straight from the garden.

Parenting job number 146 complete.

I can almost see the children grow that little bit more.

We’ve been talking a lot about nutrition this week. Recently, I’ve moved us away from snacks that come in little plastic bags and see-through boxes. Unless they’re healthy. More towards homemade or homegrown, again.

It feels like I revisit this on a regular basis. I’ll get us to the point of eating well and then, something happens, and I’m back buying convenience food again. Continue reading

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Currently working on

Let me take you on a quick tour of my current craft projects.

What’s this? Knitting purple again. Looks remarkably similar to the last piece you were knitting.”

 

{looks down. fidgets feet.}

Erm. Well. It is similar. Very similar. The thing is, easy mistake, I over ordered wool when I was knitting the Boy’s hoodie. Not much. Just twice as much as I needed. Sigh. The pattern required three 100g balls of wool. The wool came in 100g balls, yet somehow I ordered six. Who knows what I was thinking.

Anyway, I agreed to knit another hoodie. Slightly bigger this time for another member of the family. Requiring extra wool, which I ordered very carefully this time.

I’m grabbing time in the evening. It’s a simple pattern, perfect to do while watching TV. I should make good progress on this one.

“What’s this? Still working on your navy skirt? Thought you would have finished it by now.”

 

{Me, too.} Continue reading

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