Friday, 30 October 2009

Lazy Days.

We've had a week off school and it's been a strange mix of doing nothing and a lot happening.

We've had lots of pajama days, lying on the couch and making pancakes at three in the afternoon.
Sleepovers and sleepless nights.

Sickly babes, coughs and fevers, and a put out back.

And an exciting day yesterday when we had a photo shoot in the rain in our garden, which thankfully this time we were just observing so we managed to stay warm and dry inside!

As soon as I am given the go ahead I'll have some behind the scenes photos of it to share with you!

In the meantime, we're focusing on getting better, and we are still lounging on the couch watching the endless rain and lots of telly (as we call it here!).

And it's a long time since I've done that!

Friday, 23 October 2009

A Breather.

Our favourite time,
when we get to be monsters,

And our focus returns to the quiet things,
the little things
that remind us
to slow down
and do something from scratch.

And that sometimes the simple things are good enough.

And as we look forward to a week of no school we can pause and look at one another
and say hello!

Sunday, 18 October 2009

October Sunlight.

All week the sun shone.
And the air was still.

And we savoured the warmth,
before the winds come.

And we'll have something to remember when the leaves are gone,
those moments when the light caught us and spun us a web.

And let us pause and look and marvel.

And we'll take this with us, a little memory of warmth in our hearts,
to carry us through the winter.

This post inspired by Hannah~Honey, Queen of Sushi, Sultana of Laughter, and Purveyor of Fine Spirit!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

A Week Of Pictures.

Well, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Look Mama!

Down the hall he goes.

We call her the Dormouse.

Little boys.

In between pickups. Bray seafront in the sun.

Judith's garden.
Where the women meet.

Judith's garden...sigh...

What they found whilst digging.

A night out in the city.

Dinner with friends.

Let's walk.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

What I Thought As I Lay In The Quiet.

He's gone three morning's now.
And sharing Mama every day.

And he's playing hard.

And I am turning my time and thought's to things other than baby.

And then,
a night like tonight,
when one is too tired to stay awake,
and misses his cuddle time,

And another is too wide awake to sleep,
and tosses and turns and talks and sings,
muttering to himself...

And I wonder am I good enough?

Until at last,
as sleep catches him
a train rumbles out of the quiet night,
past his window,
and from the land of nod
his little hand is raised
in a wave.

He never misses one.

And I think maybe it'll do.

Sunday, 4 October 2009


And so October has arrived at my back door.

And tonight the fire is lit, has moved indoors from the garden.

When I lay in the grass today...

The fire is lit,
and the moon is full. And a new season is settling in.

Things have been so hectic, and I feel the need to slow things down quite a bit. And maybe I need a few reminders.
Sometimes all it takes is a fire in the hearth...

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