How does your garden grow?
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. My garden never ceases to amaze me. There was some definite and intentional planning that went into what was planted. In each season a different plant or flower seems to take centre stage. In Summer there is a… Continue reading How does your garden grow?
The Abrupt Arrival of Winter
At 3am the storm hit - hail and thunder, pounding rain. And with it came the cold. Shortly after, my 4 year old clambered into our bed, feet and hands like ice blocks. Winter had announced its arrival. We knew it was coming of course. But the glorious long summer that we had been enjoying disappeared in… Continue reading The Abrupt Arrival of Winter
What I learned from a traffic jam
"Travelling home from holiday we had quite a few choices of routes home. All really much of a muchness (or so we thought!). For on our chosen route we encountered a traffic jam - a big one. One that had us in stop / start manoeuvres for a good 30 minutes. Frustrating enough if… Continue reading What I learned from a traffic jam
Intent on being Intentional
"intentional : - done on purpose, deliberate, calculated, conscious, done on purpose, intended, planned, meant, considered, wilful, purposeful, purposive, pre-planned. I've decided that my word for 2015 is going to be "intentional" and I am intent on it! And yes I am sure I break a rule of English by using the definition of the… Continue reading Intent on being Intentional
Unusually today I was awoken by fog horns in the distance. Unusual as I live a little inland. Unusual for this time of year as well. But the sound of ship fog horns drifted over my sleepy suburb nonetheless. Opening my blinds I saw the fog lying lightly over the houses. The visibility ground level… Continue reading Higher Ground
Mind the Gap
If you have ever travelled on the Underground in London you will be familiar with the signs and announcements telling you to mind the gap. Reminders to be careful of the gap that exists between the platform and the train you are about to embark on. One of my friends though didn't so much mind the… Continue reading Mind the Gap
National Haircut Day
It was National Haircut Day yesterday. Well not really, but that's what it felt like. The first 3 women I spoke to at the school and kindy drop off, were all sporting new haircuts and had that I've just been to the salon sleek coiffured look. I apparently missed the memo reminding me to go to… Continue reading National Haircut Day
As we turned into our driveway, it seemed that my son and I noticed the length of the lawn at the same time. We had two very different reactions though. Mine was the obvious one - make mental note to talk to hubby about mowing the lawns! My 6 year old's was to shout gleefully… Continue reading Beautiful Weeds
“The Best Decision I ever made…”
According to a mum at the swimming pools today, the best decision she has ever made was signing her children up to swimming lessons. All of us other parents concurred. Living in Auckland surrounded by beaches, ensuring our children can swim is an important life skill. Although I think she was somewhat regretting the decision… Continue reading “The Best Decision I ever made…”