Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Wise words.

I have just read this and I had to share......

I am struck by the fact that the more slowly trees grow at first,

the sounder they are at the core, and I think that the same is

true of human beings. We do not wish to see children

precocious, making great strides in their early years like

sprouts, producing a soft and perishable timber, but better if

they expand slowly at first, as if contending with difficulties,

and so solidified and perfected. Such trees continue to

expand with nearly equal rapidity to extreme old age.

Henry David Thoreau.

A threeyear old boy is sitting quietly in the backseat of his

father's car eating an apple. He looks down at the fruit in his

hand and asks, 'Daddy, why is my apple turning brown?'

'Because after you ate the skin off, the meat of the apple came in

contact with the air which caused it to oxidize thus changing its

molecular structure and turning it into a different colour.'There

was a long silence. Then the boy asked softly, 'Daddy, are you

talking to me?'.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Still here.

Just a quick post to say, I'm still here but ever so very busy at our house. Amongst the many trips to the park, walking in woods and picking and eating raw wild garlic (yummy, and we found a wonderful wood so abundant in the lovely, pungent smelling wild garlic, it was quite amazing!). Jake has decided to get his very own first place (please send happy vibes his way, he so deserves to be at peace and happy:). So apart from helping Jake set up his first home, celebrating warrens birthday and having a change of mind about wedding plans (still getting married, just a different plan) all is well at our house. Oh and I think we have been a little hasty planting a few plants outside as after all the glorious weather, its now turned quite cold!!. Anyway, I am going to post about things in more detail when I get chance.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Bigger and Braver every day.

We went to a country park yesterday, not aware that there was a fair on at the time, my heart sank when we arrived and saw the fairground sign. I just couldn't cope with noise, mess and the screams, I wanted peace and the sounds of nature! Well as luck would have it, the fair was tiny, a bouncy castle, giant slide, merry go round and hook a duck stall !! Anyway what I want to know is.....when did this boy get so big and brave. Charlie climbed the wobbly steps right to the top of the giant slide with no fear and loved sliding down in various ways. I really thought he would never do it, but alas my boy is certainly getting bigger and braver by the day.