The hollow sound you get when you tap a perfectly baked loaf of bread. Eating that bread in thick slices with butter and homemade jam. Plotting what vegetables to plant in the garden. The sweet anticipation of the garden harvest. The sea on a wild day. Walking barefoot on damp grass. Hanging out laundry to dry.
Whilst they were playing, Miss Frugal (who is the eldest of the bunch) taught the boys kiss, dare, truth or swear, which led to much hilarity in the car when Mini was picked truth and told me he had a girlfriend, but he had to share her with his friend at school too and that they took turns on which days they could kiss her on the cheek!
Spring has sprung and I have to admit that Spring makes my heart leap a little and me feel so much better. I adore Spring, there is something about this time of year, about the potential that Spring brings. Buds, just waiting to burst in to life, lambs about to be born and the clocks about to spring forward too. The air is filled with so much possibility.
We have a fantastic art gallery near us called Arts Bank (yep it used to be a bank and now it is a gallery). It is somewhere both me and the boys love to go. They have five floors of artwork and also a fab cafe on the ground floor. We visited again recently and I was inspired by some patchwork that we saw to make Fabric Patchwork pots (we gave them to my MIL for Mothers Day, so I didn’t want to spoil the surprise as she reads my blog)!. I am also on the lookout in the charit
So seven facts about my seven year old………..
You love being different, having slightly longer hair, wearing checked trousers, the need to conform isn’t in your genes!
You are a wiz at maths and ask me to give you sums to do all the time, in fact you idea of “fun” is a list of sums to work on!
You are a very sore looser
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Mini was in the smallest room upstairs, but with him getting older, we wanted to give him a larger room, especially as he had asked for a desk, but we didn’t want to decorate or go to much expense. Now Mini is obsessed with London, all things to do with our nations capital. So he wanted a London themes and with the Olympics coming this year, we thought it was the perfect time to update is things.
As I walked in to the wool shop, I caught a small hint of a smell that automatically made my heart lurch and turn sharply for the door.
It was a heady scent of days long past and the sun streaming in through my mothers bedroom window. Little motes fluttering in the sunshine from the talcum powder.
I am sat on the bed, watching attentively as she pampered and preened. Apply makeup, gre
When I saw this on Kelly’s blog and Pinterest feed, I just knew that I had to have a go at making some for the new Craft room/study or Crudy as it has beecome known by the boys!
I derided to use some of the scrap book paper that I had used on my journal calender and make one for each of the desks (mine and the boys).
Maxi, Mini and my niece on a fairground rise at the club in November 2010 Sometimes when the world seems to be spinning out of control When my head is full of thoughts, words and images When my heart feels heavy. I stop Breath deeply and remember to be thankful for the things that light up my life and for the people that make each day brighter.
Now you might know that we have had ongoing issues with Mini about going to school since Preschool. He doesn’t like school. He doesnt want to go and we have been trying to get to the bottom of this for a long, long time and finding something like this in your five year old’s notebook, I can tell you is crushing.
I know that we can not always be happy all the time, but at five you should be happy most of the time and you should not be made to feel as though no body likes you. Initially when I tried to approach him about it, he just ripped the note up and started to cry. He explained that none of th
I have been tagged by Mum of 3 boys to tell you who was at number one in the chat when the boys were born
Maxi – 16 March 2005