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Month: January 2011

Imbolc Links

Imbolc Links

For anyone looking to celebrate Imbolc this week I just want to point you in the direction of Redbeet Mama.  She has a post collating some links from a few different blogs (mine included) with ideas and suggestions for celebrating this first ‘spring’ festival. Enjoy!

Canadian Sunday

Canadian Sunday

After some record low temperatures and a general feeling of ‘want to go back to bed’ that made last week an in-house week, it was wonderful to be outside enjoying all that a Canadian winter has to offer.  There are some days where Stephen and I are so aware that we live in a different country, that we are experiencing things we only imagined before we moved here.  Those are the days when we know we’ve done something special by…

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Q-tip Pointillism

Q-tip Pointillism

My friend Cheryl sent me this link to an activity on The Artful Parent recently and I knew immediately that I wanted to give it a try!  Apart from being very cute, art history related and using supplies we have in the house, I knew that it could accommodate a 5 years boy and a toddler, of paramount importance round here! The results were really fun and both boys were utterly absorbed.  I expected the novelty to wear off after…

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The Little Things

The Little Things

It really is the little things.  The tiny details that build up a day; that build up to a life. A candle that tells us the day is winding down, time for quieter voices (in theory), for a shared meal, for stories, for cuddles.  Knowing rest is round the corner we can marshal our strength to finish the day well. A boiling pot of pasta on the stove, ready to feed my family.  Knowing we are heading for full tummies,…

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Weekend pieces

Weekend pieces

Here are some glimpses of our weekend.  It was a cold one but we managed to get out to the land and enjoy the snow and sky; it is a bit of drive but so worth it. And when we got home we were all feeling pretty hungry and needed something cosy and comforting to fill our tummies. Hello freezer scones, how are you?  Have you met my friends jam and whipped cream?  No?  Well allow me to introduce you……

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A Single Moment

A Single Moment

Joining in with Amanda at Soulemama with my image for the week.  A single moment, something to remember and savour. I know it is slightly cheating but I do want to give this piece of art a title, it would seem a shame to leave it nameless.   So allow me to grandly reveal… Rental House Wall 2011 I thank you.

Little House

Little House

Before Christmas I began reading Little House in the Big Woods to Huwyl.  I’d seen it referenced on Ambleside online and thought it would be nice to have a longer read aloud book for bedtimes and shared reading.  We had really enjoyed reading Stuart Little and then Charlotte’s Web, we I felt we were ready for some old fashioned good storytelling.  I got more than I bargained for. What I hadn’t realised is that I would completely fall in love…

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Poorly

Poorly

There has been a bit of sickness in the house for the last few days.  First my energy levels dropped, then Huwyl spiked a temperature and then, last night, Neirin did too.  He is nearly two and this is only his second illness since a 24hr bout of croup last christmas.  Huwyl is mostly fine but more than happy to be cosying up for the day and I am feeling tired so the same goes for me. The only medicine…

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