Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Eve Love,

Wishing everyone a wonderful, happy and peaceful Christmas. x

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Advent spiral.

Charlie lighting his candle.

Advent,advent a candle burns
Advent, advent a candle burns,
First one then two then three then four,
Then comes the Christ child at the door.
Peace and joy and light at this solstice time.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Snowy fun.

No need for words really, just lots of lovely snow, fun and sledging.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Christmas 'Quackers'

Warren took this photo and I just couldn't resist posting it :)

Friday, 26 November 2010

I took His Hand And Followed.

My dishes went unwashed today. I did'nt make the bed. I took his hand and followed. Where his eager footsteps led.
Oh yes, we went adventuring my little son and I.

Exploring all the great outdoors. Beneath the winter sky.
We wandered past a crystal stream, we wondered through a wood. My kitchen was'nt swept today, but life was sweet and good.

That my house was neglected, that I did'nt sweep the stair. In twenty years no one on earth, will know or even care.

But that I've helped a little boy, to noble manhood grow.

In twenty years the whole wide world, may look and see and know.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Our boy is 4.

Quite allot has been going on since I last posted here, one of the more lovely things is, our boy had his 4Th birthday. No longer the toddler but the very inquisitive, energetic, confidant beautiful little boy who fills us with love every day.
Hurray....birthday tea. (oh and if anyone reading my blog isn't to happy about me posting pics here just let me know :).

Charlie and his big sisters waiting for birthday pizza :)

The birthday cake at home with Charlie aka spiderman blowing out his candles on his racing car cake.

The birthday boy blowing out his candles on my home made vegan cake (oh and I was very worried how it would taste but went down very well!).

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Witton Country Park.

Finding treasures in the Autumn leaves.
Daddy made boats.

The very beautiful Witton Country Park nr Blackburn...a wonderful find from this brilliant book, ''All Terrain Pushchair Walks, Lancashire, By Kathryn Wood. Our day in nature was made all the better as we actually met the author of the book as we were coming out of the cafe. I was holding the book ready to follow the route and Kathryn was sat with her family, when her husband spotted we had a copy of her book and stopped us for a chat. We now have our very own signed copy and were thrilled to meet Kathryn!

Adventure boys having fun.

My two adventure boys.....oh how I love moments like this :)

Never mind the likes of Bill Oddie, we have our very own little birdwatcher!

This boy just loves being out and about in nature.....yaay for Autumn :)

Friday, 24 September 2010

Warren's photo's.

Hollingworth Lake.

A view across the lake.

blackberry picking (maybe you've noticed my 'blackberry' coloured hair too!)

Talking to the animals...

Tractor fun, of course!

Climbing boy!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Well it's been a while since I last came here to my own little space in 'blogland' but our life and rhythm has changed quite dramatically over the past couple of weeks and to be really honest I am 'exhausted' (but I think maybe in a good way!). Charlie has now started at kindergarten and goes Tues, wed, Thurs from 9.45 till 1.45, it may not sound much but after being at home together every day all day it's a bit of a shock to our systems. The other thing we are having to adjust to is the 14 mile journey to get there and then of course what do I do when I have dropped charlie off, I have come back home and cleaned and tidied, done the weekly shop, sat in cafe's with a book, walked round the very Eco friendly and beautiful little town and we have only being doing this for 3 weeks lol. I know lots of other lovely blogs I read are also saying they need to find a 'rhythm' to their day and I certainly need to find ours. I had planned to do walks and park etc when I picked charlie up but its not working as he's tired and just wants to go home! I know charlie LOVES kindergarten and is so happy there but I miss him so much and I;m in shock with my boy not being with me for so many hours.

OK, so friends keep telling me just to relax and enjoy a little time to myself after all these wonderful but weary years of parenting but I can only say I feel like I've lost my 'mojo' our life may have only changed a little but wow, what a knock on effect it has.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010