Tuesday, 26 August 2014
I am listening to the sound of the rain as I type - a constant in the past 36 hours or so. It seems summer ended last week and a cold damp autumn arrived yesterday.
The Moo is at a friend's house today and aside from the sound of the rain, silence has fallen like a blanket. I am relishing the few hours of quiet to sort out and catch up on a few things but my heart is heavy too. Next week she will be back to school. Year 4 and all that brings. A well entrenched junior rather than a new one. An old hand.
Every year I am dragged kicking and screaming in to September. I love the summer and drink it up but it doesn't matter how much I embrace and enjoy it, I am never ready to embrace the return to routine and commitment.
So today I am starting gently. Cleaning the sand from our sandals and digging out a favourite cardi.
We're not quite there yet and for that I am grateful.
Image processed using Kim Klassen textures warmly and reverie.
Linking up with Texture Tuesday.
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The appearance of blackberries always makes my heart sink a little. You are going awfully fast. Please, please slow down.
We are off adventuring with friends and family. And then, dear summer, you need to go verrry, verrrrrrrrrrrry sloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow.
I am not ready for September.
Thank you in advance.
Friday, 1 August 2014
Truth be told I am terrible at lunch - making or eating - unless I'm cooking for the family or someone is making it for me. And that hasn't happened.......so this is a latergram from Mallorca where I was delighted to discover that you can still get coconut ice cream in a coconut shell. Let me tell you, we considered this the HEIGHT of luxury in the early '80s.
I am delighted to report that they still exist and were enjoyed at lunch on several occasions on our recent visit (as well as the lemon ice cream in the lemon, also shown!). A little more synthetic tasting than I remember, but I think that tells you all you need to know about my levels of sophistication in the early '80s. ;)
Participating in August break this month and linking it up as a Friday (re) Find.
Happy weekend. :)
Friday, 25 July 2014
I have been looking for you for a really, really long time. Dorothy shoes have been on my must have one day list since I first saw, and fell in love with, the Wizard of Oz, aged about 6.
Oh, shoes, I am so happy I found you at last.
I am really looking forward to our adventures together.
Linking up with Friday Finds and 52 Photos Project.
Thursday, 24 July 2014
The Moo loved one of her art lessons from last term so much, she wanted to teach it to me. Yesterday we got the paints out and had some fun. I love how clear she was about how she wanted to do it and how strong her opinions were. Oh to have that clarity of vision!
Fortunately for me, you can't really go wrong with sunflowers and yellow. They just shout happy!
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Back from holidays and gradually emerging. The light in Mallorca was amazing and constantly changing. More soon, but for now sharing this with Texture Tuesday.
Image processed using 2 layers of Kim Klassen texture 2303.
Friday, 11 July 2014
The end of another school year. I can't believe it's over already. And what an amazing year it's been. I've loved seeing your confidence grow, your friendships form and your light shine so brightly.
Every day I marvel at your inquisitiveness, your creativity, your thoughtfulness. Just when I don't think I can get any prouder, you say or do something and I think I might burst.
No matter what happens, keep being you. You are amazing. I love you.