Thursday, April 12, 2012

self discovery journey....

But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognised as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do -
determined to save
the only life you could save

words by Mary Oliver from "The Journey"

thank you English Muse & Dizzy Lizzie

Thursday, April 5, 2012

march in photos...

persimmons picked for persimmon paste (which didn't exactly go to plan...)
road trips in my pajamas
Rhonda Hetzel's down to earth book launch
farewelling a friend
my first successful attempt at mayonnaise
started crocheting a granny a day
apple trees
garage sale finds that make me smile
almond milk

Sunday, April 1, 2012

2 years old

2 years ago yesterday i gave birth to my baby. he has grown into a strong, affectionate, happy, adventurous little man. yep the realisation has hit me that he is now a little man. i know this because he has started playing by himself in little worlds he has created and he has let me read him a really long book from start to finish twice. really big things in the world of a mumma and a little man.

we created a bubbles and balls party for his birthday. i made a conscious effort to scale back from my usual grand plans and we invited 6 of his friends (and ours) to play for the afternoon.

our little activity was painting our own pots and planting marigolds. the kids loved getting their hands dirty and everyone got to take a flower home.
i created lollipops which are just a balloon on a piece of poly pipe covered with clear cellophane and tied with a ribbon. i loved them!

and no party would be complete without bunting - especially rainbow bunting!

yep simple is better.