Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Vivacious :: Effervescent :: Curious :: Intelligent :: Affectionate :: Caring :: Talkative :: Thoughtful :: Clumsy :: Patient :: Theatrical :: Kind :: Helpful :: Eager

Happy birthday to my first baby girl. Five years has flown and yet it has also seemed like its taken forever to get here.

When will I get to go to school?
When will my teeth fall out?
When will my hair get long?
When will I learn to read?
When can I start doing "X" by myself?

I am so relieved to be able to tell you that the time has arrived. Go for it. I know you will, like a bull at a gate. May my mothers heart survive this growth spurt. x

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Two thousand and twelve


Hello 2012. So nice to see you! 

I've got a whole lot of happiness planned for this year, so I hope you're on board with that. I also have a bit of work to do, getting stuff finished that has been on my To Do list for too long. I also plan on having fun and being happy. Being productive whilst also simplifying. I plan on looking into his eyes when he's talking to me so he know's I'm listening and I care about what he has to say. That I care about him. I plan on reading their books each night at a measured pace, enjoying the moment, rather than rushing through them so I can put my tired feet up. I plan on giving myself lots of breaks, especially in my head when my standards are getting to unrealistic. I plan on helping my eldest prepare her little self for the rigours and joys of starting school, whist remembering to breathe and enjoy it too. Oh and I plan on saying a whole lot more of Yes. To the kids, to myself. Why not, I say...

So there's lots of plans 2012. You'd better get with it so you can keep up with me. Lets not disappoint eachother. Here's to a great year. x

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Farewell 2011

As the sun sets on 2011 I just wanted to drop by to bid it farewell. 

This year has seen me deep in reflection, purging the old, choosing some dreams, making plans for them, even if those plans include accepting that I can't pursue all of them right now.

It's been a great one for me personally, but in retreating so deeply, I'm not too sure how some of my relationships have faired. Now that I'm ready to pop my head up and be part of the world again I am sure I may have some debris to clean up. But I'm strong enough and ready to do so.

Looking forward to a whole, fresh, clean new year to enjoy. Starting tomorrow. x

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I know I haven't blogged for ages. I'm not so much slack as I am...I think the word I'm looking for is...retreating. There is a lot going on in my head and heart. In my life. I find I am struggling to be true to any of the things that need me. This blog is feeling a little that way too. 

I love this space of mine to write whatever is on my mind. To show whatever I want you to see. To record whatever I want to capture. But for now I feel that I need less of me out there and more of my attention on me. In me. Privately.

Funnily enough I was invited to join Pinterest today, after I decided I wouldn't be blogging for a little while. Another way to put myself out there, my likes, my inspiration, my desires. I think I'll wait until I jump into that way of sharing too.

So until further notice it's going to be quieter than its already been around these parts. I look forward to returning when I have more to give.

Until then - thanks for coming with me on my journey so far. I'll see you again soon. x


Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 3: then & now


Day 2: how they look

Like a fairy...most days.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

the joy of LOVE

Image from here

A couple of months ago I signed on to be part of Willette Photography's "the joy of LOVE" free photography e-course given as a gift to their blog followers to celebrate the month of love.

I'd totally forgotten I'd signed up until I got an email today reminding me that it starts tomorrow. Glad they're organised!

So what is it all about? I'm glad you asked:
  • participants receive daily email prompts/photo assignments with some tutorial/instruction built into the daily email lesson.
  • your photos can be uploaded to a public flickr gallery and shared with other participants.
  • subject is someone/thing you love (doesn't have to be the same subject each day)

  • you receive an album template download at the end for all of your photos you take during the class
  • it's a journey to help you document your loved one(s) – whether it is a spouse, partner, child, pet, parent or friend
To sign up and play along (they say you can join at any time during the month) just follow this link or you can read about the daily tutorials from their blog.

Friday, January 28, 2011

. jely

Is got a couple of lovely handmade gifts for her birthday. Today I'm showcasing the perfect works of Jo who I am very excited to say gifted one of her beautiful handcrafted baby essentials bags which I'd had my eye on.

Here it is in my handbag. The perfect gift for mum and baby - and let me tell you this gift has had a good workout. It's always with us on hand ready to be used...which it invariably is and will be for another year or two. Its not only useful to have everything you need for a nappy change in one small bag, its beautiful to look at too.

Be warned, the change mat is a show stopper...or should I say nappy change stopper. I've been known to say - yes by all means you can have a look...after I've changed Is!

Images taken from http://www.jely-online.com/

I find it also suits my needs with a one and four year old in the family. I'm so over nappy bags but still need to accommodate their needs. Given that I can also fit in a spare pair of undies for any 4 year old accidents that my happen, I'm pretty much thinking its perfect.

Here is a link to Jo's shop and her gallery. You won't be disappointed that you stopped by. x