I've gone and volunteered to run the craft stall at our school fete. What a fool! So, we are heavily reliant on donations, which have not exactly been forthcoming. But today, a lovely lady who owns a shop I frequent (mainly to look at the pretty things, but rarely to buy) gave me a whole bag of Ikea fabrics. There's about 35 metres in there! She even ran up the street to give them to me too. I was touched. But, that is not the biggest small pleasure I got today. Nope, the best was even closer to home. Baby Zoe sits in her rocker watching us have dinner every night. Tonight when I turned to look at her, she was mimicking my chewing. I'd stop, then she would stop. I'd start up again and she would follow. She is all of 5 months! I have never seen anything as adorable before in my life. Never. Ever.
I made pom pom bunting for the recent birthday celebration at our place. And I love it so much that I've decided to keep it up for a while. The weather has been very windy lately and the pom poms just bob around in a very cute way.
Hand me downs. I never had an older sister to receive clothes from. I don't know if all those younger sisters love or hate getting pre-loved clothes, but I for one love seeing my new babe in my oldest babe's outfits. All the memories of the first bundle of love and the new one right there to snuggle into. Bliss.
I love, and have always loved, mushrooms. When I was a girl I would always save them to have at the end of my meal to really appreciate them. My Mum would always tease me and say "Oh, don't you like mushrooms...shall I just eat them then" Noooooooooooooooooooooo!
Milder mornings mean kinder light. A good chance to experiment with the settings on my, admittedly basic, camera. I loved the photography tips over here. That's my type of photography. One camera, one lense. Fullstop.
I have a girl who is learning to read and write. Such progress! And when she practices by writing lists of housework to do, and then does every single item on her list, well then, I know that I've done my job.
Once upon a time I had a glut of plums. So I learned to make jam. Since then I've made many more incarnations of the sweet stuff. My gastronomic life will never be the same again. Afternoon tea of organic spelt sourdough with homemade peach jam really is one of the finer things in life.