Friday, December 23, 2011

holiday rhythm

my work life has now finished for 2 weeks

christmas eve brings with it the start of an adventure i have been waiting a long time for...

but first there is christmas eating and drinking to be done.

Monday, December 19, 2011

monday rhythm: no rest @ christmas

christmas bunting.....DONE!

half price fat quarters pack with crocheted chain from wool in my stash = very inexpensive christmas bunting.

makes me smile

Sunday, December 18, 2011

saturday & sunday rhythm : mini-holiday

time spent in the big smoke shows me how lucky we are to live where we do

i felt the need to get away - rain and ever growing piles of washing were getting me down

sometimes it takes these mini-holidays to remind me just how perfect our part of this mountain is

mini-holiday done! never been so glad to be back at home

Friday, December 16, 2011

{this moment} : beautiful unexpected finds in carparks

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

a bit late whoops!

see others over at soulemamma...

friday rhythm: playdates and bunting

a morning full of visiting and playing with other kids meant that his playroom was exciting enough for me to sneak away and sew some bunting triangles this afternoon

slowly the stack is growing bigger....
maybe soon i will have enough to cover my house in these precious christmas triangles....

Thursday, December 15, 2011

wednesday & thursday rhythm: family

my sister has always lived far away
so when she comes to visit her and my beautiful niece are our complete focus

playing on the beach....eating lots of fruit....reading lots of books....sharing ideas....

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

tuesday rhythm: arts & crafts

a paper chain made from the mountains of crayon drawings we gather in our home

Monday, December 12, 2011

monday rhythm: rest

"It is not really an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking"

this quote in the first paragraph of Elizabeth David's A Book of Mediterranean Food

I already know I am going to enjoy this book....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

sunday rhythm: baking

homemade toasted muesli with.....
almonds, cashews, linseed, sunflower seeds, pepitas, coconut, raisins
and beautiful organic rolled oats