So many things this time around, and this isn't even the fully up to date version. Lucky me! My birthday was in February. We spend a gorgeous very early Spring day at Flamborough Head, visiting the Living Seas Centre run by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. For a tiny wee cabin it offers loads to do and … Continue reading Happy Things #8
Things are still plodding along slowly in the post-flood recovery. Mostly, we are in a normal routine again, albeit in a different house, with less stuff. Sometimes, I miss the stuff, other times, I plan a huge declutter upon our return. I feel an unease, that I suppose comes along with times of uncertainty (we … Continue reading December: Joy and Peace.
Let today be the day the girl child had her first full day at playgroup by herself. She jumped in puddles and got her socks wet, "played and played and played" but at what or with whom she cannot say. She required a full change of clothing due to wee (bottom half) and general water … Continue reading Jumping Puddles.
Christmas Day 2015 was the best. Ever. Then it was Boxing Day. 1 // The water creeping up the garden. You can see the River Foss just over the fence. It's never breached the back fence before. Not while we have lived here at least. 2 // Preparing for the worst - thinking it might … Continue reading After The Flood.
Do all mothers have this feeling when the house is empty? Mister is away and girl-child is at her Grandad's and I have this empty house and all these hours. I knew it was coming and I'd thought of all the brilliant child-free things I was going to do: knitting, writing, cleaning, baking, studying, crafting, … Continue reading Ghosts in the House.
The garden is damp. The plants have flopped over, or been battered down by the rain. The earth has tilted, so light becomes scarce. There is a 4ft sq of light that spans the edge of the garden and the hedge, and it creeps silently along that one edge of the garden from morning until … Continue reading Autumn
1 // Reading. On my bookshelf at the moment I have 'Sane new world' by Ruby Wax and 'The Jewel Garden' by Monty and Sarah Don. Knowledge is power and, as it happens, out of my three years of undergraduate Physiology, neuroscience was the most interesting module to me. As a Physio too, the … Continue reading Happy Things #6
I haven't written much lately or taken many photos. I guess I am trying to be more in the moment and using any spare time to read, stretch, potter. I'm doing what feels good to me, and it's thrown up some more happy moments... Hurray! 1 // Girl Childs first trip to the dentist … Continue reading Happy Things #5
Er, May? What the Billy-o? Also: Spring where have ye gone? Nevermind... Still plenty to be thankful for of late methinks. 1 // Lots of garden activity at the weekend. Tidying, planting, buying too many plants… Oops. Hearing the girl-child asking if she can "do gardening" and standing there with her little watering can and … Continue reading Happy Things #4
I felt like the last post was a bit moany, so I looked back through my photos and found loads of really happy sunny times! Classic example of how the brain can cling to the negatives. Those seductive little blighters. So here are some happy things from the last few weeks. In your FACE, pesky brain poo's! … Continue reading Happy Things #3