Friday, March 18, 2011

What I Love....

I'm a summer lover through and through, but i have just recently remembered that I have a little love affair on the side with Autumn. One of the things I love about Autumn is the stillness of the air (that is starting to cool) and the heat of the sun still going strong.

Needing to remind myself to 'stop and sniff the daisies' we popped out to Raglan (or Ragland as my LJ calls it) to take a deep breath of the sea air, run around on the beach, splash in some tepid pools left by the tide and eat fish n chips as the sun set. This little excursion out in creation did good things for the soul.
I need to remember in the hurry of life to stop and do more of this.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vintage Moments

My parents have been sorting through all their gears as they seek to de-clutter.
I offered to give my Mum a hand with a particular hall way cupboard and came home with these.....

The big wooden box was what my mum used as a sewing box for much of my childhood, it's an old display box used by travelling salesmen back in the day, the small carved wooden jewelery box probably originates from Indonesia (and although we're not sure, it was probably brought back to Holland by my late Opa S. on one of his trips there) and underneath is a large handkerchief or bandanna, on it is a map of The Netherlands surrounded by seals representing the provinces, a very Dutch item.

And this...... my favourite.

The cross stitch was done by my Mummy when she was pregnant with me and it's on the colours. The jug, is part of my childhood. I always remember this sitting on a table in our house, so home it came.

A Mothers Day Meander

My 7th Mothers Day has been and gone!

Being a Mum is such a privileged and although you'll definitely hear me complain on the odd occasion, you just can't beat hearing:

"Mummy you're just the awesomest cook in the world"
"Awww Mummy I just love you so much"
"I missed you Mummy".

And all those extra hugs one gets as a mother....complete bonus material!

I sometimes fall into the trap of looking for outside praise or recognition for the "job" I do, but if I look a little closer to home I get that feedback on a day to day basis from the kids or my darling hubby.

Therefore.....My little (or large) goal for the rest of 2010 (and potentially the rest of my life) is to be content in my role and task at hand. To look for those little things in the day that are precious gems.

Here are a few pics of our Autumnal Meander on Mothers Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Time to get this Party Re-Started!

I feel a little shamed.
It has almost been a year(!!) since I last posted anything here.
WOW! how time flies....much too fast for my liking.
One of my new years resolutions is to post a little more regularly this year.
SO.....keep your eye out.....something new will be here soon.

Friday, March 20, 2009


Our JK has been doing a little stint of kindy in his life.
He is attending our local Montessori School House and loves it. 
Completely suits his way of learning and socialising.

On Wednesday it was Bug Day. JK announced a week earlier that he would like to go as a Cicada. Mummy subtly moved him away from that idea (thinking to myself "how the HANG am I gonna make a Cicada costume!!!") and he went on to the idea of a grasshopper (me groaning to myself) but eventually he settled on a butterfly. He's been quite fascinated how the whole caterpillar to butterfly process works..." Mum, the caterpillar eats and eats and eats until it can't eat anymore, then it becomes a racoon"......priceless.

I got out the fabric scraps, the sewing machine and other paraphenalia ....WHALAA! 
A Butterfly emerged!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Our New Bubba

Welcome to the world our little boy, MF! Born 25 October, a smidge before midnight and without complictions (Praise the Lord!) 9lb 8oz (gosh they just keep getting bigger!) and 57cm. He's just perfect and we are so grateful for his well being. We love you lots our little MF and we pledge to you that we will do our best as parents to bring you up to be a great citizen.
Your brothers adore you and will be your best friends.