Thursday, 31 July 2008

Simple Smiles ... are the best.


This afternoon, I was feeding the Baby upstairs, when I heard my eldest two return from a day out with our lovely neighbour, her son and some friends.It had been raining ... alot.

I was not smiling when I thought about the muddy footprints and wet shoes in the kitchen.

I was beaming when I came down and found this ..... what great kids.



Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Many years of Smiles


Little yellow swing returns ... nearly 14 years of service ( off and on ) and still it brings a smile to the users face and huge grins to the audience's.


Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Fairy Festival Spoils

  1. Huge crochet throw
  2. Red tie-dye Baby Gro , for that new babe TE.
  3. Fairie-ality book
  4. Glass cake stand
  5. Postcards with Herb and Magical Plants info & Seeds ( from workshops )
  6. Lotions and Magical Potions made by my Fire Fairy.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Happy Hands

Nearly a Man's Hands, complete with fresh burn mark and " Genocide Never Again" wristband.
Delicate, Dancing Hands, nibbling a way little by little.
Busy Baby Hands, messy, sticky, grubby but oh so Yummy Hands.

Sunday, 27 July 2008

more Fairy Festival Smiles

The stunning Narborough Hall where this year's Festival was held. http://www.fairylandtrust.org/latestnews.html
Children's tree house in the grounds.
Fab Pom-Pom made by my Fire Fairy.
The most amazing yurt, dressed up for crown making.

A truly Magical Day.

Fairy Festival Fun

My beautiful Fire Fairy May Pole dancing.
The most hilarious Guy Fairies on 2 wheels !
Enchanting Fairy Houses found in the woods.

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Friday, 25 July 2008

Hot Day Smiles

A hot day bargain hunting at a HUGE car boot sale, with a lovely friend and her delightful children. Don't you just love that book cover with the cow ? The My Dragon cloth book is so cute, whether babe wanted it or not, it was coming home with us, luckily he it likes it ! Wish I'd got a shot of the yummy home-made pizza we had for lunch too.
Finished ... colourful socks for a new little friend.
A card of amazing words and friendship that I will cherish always. Thanks SC. Pots of Herbs & Hostas in the garden.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Happy Day Smiles

A parcel sent to new friends, received and enjoyed by all, and for me, a letter from a good friend in America, full of love and remembrance.
Edible flowers from the Veg Box.

and the very best of Smiles ..... a new babe, born last night to a Wonderful Woman, Amazing Friend and Fantastic Mama ... welcome to the World TE, may your life be full of the Sweetest Smiles.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Organic Smiles


Early morning delivery from here - http://www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk/

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

More Anniversary Smiles .... yes more !


Arrived this morning. He cleared my wishlist ..... I love this Man.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Garden Smiles

First courgettes of the season from our very own little raised beds.


Our daughter Emma Joan's rose, 3 wonderful blooms for the 3 long years we have been without her.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Afternoon Smiles

An afternoon spent at the Water Festival, full of people, stalls, smells, rides, noise, food, laughter, music and some rain !
The most beautiful sight ... was this ... a wonderful Mama and her babes.



Friday, 18 July 2008

Sling Smiles

After a full on day of protesting - breastfeeding in very friendly,welcoming coffee shop with a bunch of amazing lactivists, crashed out in the sling with Daddy.

Have a look at http://www.lactivist.co.uk/ for some great breastfeeding slogan t-shirts for you and your babe.

Thanks everyone for the sling love, it came from http://www.connectababycarrier.com/ where my wonderful friend Hannah makes them.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Summer Seasons Table Smiles


Protest Smiles



Getting ready for our little "breastfeed in" at a local coffee shop on Friday, to support Veronika Robinson of The Mother Magazine's petition about the Equalities Law - breastfeed your babe in public after 6 months and it's an indecent act !!! I don't think so.
So we had our photos taken for our local paper .. with my babe's age clearly displayed on his shirt ... what a wonderful criminal he makes.
Still time to sign the petition .... please.


http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/breastfedright/

http://www.themothermagazine.co.uk/

http://veronikarobinson.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Big and Little Smiles




Brotherly Love.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Sporting smiles


Yesterday was spent with a great bunch of friends at a local park, holding our Home Ed group's very own Olympics.

We marble rolled, sack raced,threw wellies,stomped on rockets,tried to run with potatoes on spoons and limboed !

Our smiles were from ear to ear.


Saturday, 12 July 2008

Proud Mama smiles



After an amazing day of African drumming in ancient woodland, tea by candle light.





Celebrating, awards for an ex home ed boy, finishing his first year back in school - awards for R.E and citizenship.

Friday, 11 July 2008

Wooly Bottom Smiles


Finally got some Mama-made knit soakers lanolized.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

First Blog Smile



Beautiful flowers from a friend's garden and first pair of handmade socks.