Tuesday, 30 November 2010

From the warmth of my window

I wait for a husband walking the 8 miles home from work, public transport having stopped and news of my Dad trying to find a way home when it seems all the routes are blocked.

Thanks for the love, all home in the warm now .... and breathe.

Monday, 29 November 2010


With chilli warming our bellies and the first light of our advent candle shining out, we are aglow.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Baby, it's cold outside.

In just over a week, we have been plunged from blue skies, shorts and t-shirts, outdoor swimming and a sun wrapping us in her warmth,

to a frozen, snow covered land with temperatures barely making it out of the negative.

To say we are struggling would be an understatement, beds have been remade with flannel sheets and piled high with blankets,thermals have been unearthed, hats and scarfs always to hand and a pair of mittens for O frantically finished.
The fire is bringing not only, much needed warmth but brightness too, soothing our souls and lessening this harsh transition.
I collected greenery from around the garden this morning, followed faithfully by my girls.The house was filled with the scent of bay, fir and rosemary as O and I made up our advent ring, putting the first candle in place, ready for lighting later.
Always an inspiration, I loved reading Kelly's fine words over at The Magic Onions, guest blogging for the Discovering Waldorf series
Love and Light to All

Monday, 22 November 2010

Tales of Florida

Well my plans to update while away went out the window, when the laptop caught a virus from which it could not be revived !
So a "show and tell" holiday catch-up,

Pumpkin pancakes at I-Hop, goodness these were good.We went back afew times, for research purposes ofcourse.

Yes, that's O up there with his Daddy, I was blown away by his need for the "bigger the better" roller coasters ! His height kept him off plenty ( thank goodness ) but he loved the ones he could go on, riding them again and again with his partner in crime, Daddy and K when she felt brave enough.

To roll out of bed in the morning straight into your own pool, what a treat.

Such fun.

Cocoa Beach, watching the waves, the birds, amazing surfers and each other.

Boat trips around the lake.

and some Disney magic.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Boxes of Kisses

Filled with flannels, soap, toothpaste & toothbrush, toys, pens & pencils, tissues, hairbrushes, clips and more.

Some of the items change but always some mittens, each one knitted with the child who will wear them in mind, each stitch knitted with love in my heart, each stitch sending wishes of health and happiness, each pair sent with promises of a better future, sent with the knowledge that someone cares, someone loves them, they are thought of.

And for the last 6 years as we remember our daughter Emma Joan and honour her memory with these boxes of love, as I wrap each and every one we send, as I close the lid, I blow a kiss inside and hope as the lid is lifted in some far away land, that kiss flys out and lands on a cheek and that little person feels the love we send.