Sunday, 30 October 2011

Fred's Snack

So, I'm still a little crook, having had an unpleasant bout of assorted 'itis's'. Up and about but slow and rattling with the drug cocktail the Doctor has medicined me with. The children have been largely unsupervised since Tuesday, and have trashed the place. I have also got about a weeks worth of laundry and housework to catch up on, and school starting back tomorrow.

And when I say I'm still a little slow I really mean sloooow.

So when Freddie left me changing beds up stairs to go and put some fruit in his snack bowl I didn't think to check what he was after.

This is what I found when I came back down.

"Fred, are you trying to eat a pumpkin?"

"What's it doing in your snack bowl then?"
"erm, resting".

Friday, 28 October 2011

This Moment :: Pumpkin Carving

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Inspired by Amanda of  Soule Mama

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Just A Bit More Swell

After taking Fin to Westward Ho! I dropped him at home and raced down to the Quay.
The tide was right in by then, and all the surfers had gone home, but the waves were still spectacular.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Just Swell

Oh, this is only the beginning.
There will be so many more swells over the next few months, and although I won't get to play in them until I am a far far far better surfer (catching a wave at all would be a start!!), I know a boy who will.
And the waves, the storms, the huge crashing surf to come.
 HOW excited am I!!?

Half Terming - Dog Walking

Just a little bit of autumnal walking with some lovely friends and lively children.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Two Rivers Open Day

Two Rivers Steiner Inspired Kindergarten opened it's gates the weekend before last.
The days leading up to the big day were soggy to say the least, and there were still plenty of jobs that needed doing.
My time has had so many other demands on it of late that I have hardly stepped foot on site over the last few months. I was amazed and impressed by how much had been achieved since my last visit. To my friends who had been working there constantly the site was a visual list of unfinished jobs and unpurchased materials, but to my eyes it just looked beautiful.

We did have a few things that really needed finishing before the Open Day though, like the compost loo's for instance.

The entrance and porch, leading through to the yurt that is the main classroom.

The day itself was very well attended, with lots of people visiting who had had no previous involvement with the project. We sold tea and cakes, and had craft activities, and I was hair wrapping all afternoon.

The wood burner was lit, and the wind turned a little chillier in the afternoon so the yurt became the place to be.
I hair wrapped by the fire and listened to the gently bubbling conversation amongst the parents.

It was a lovely, unhurried, gentle day.The sort of a day that starts as one thing and then effortlessly flows into others.
I would have taken more photos, but there was a lot of tea to be served and people to talk to and hair to wrap. Next time.