14 February 2010


A roundup of some of the small things this week that have brought me joy. :)

Making cupcakes - vegan chocolate and raisin ones in fact. The sight of Morgan standing at the counter, helping to spoon the mixture, wearing only a cardigan and wellies.
Yeah, OK, more crochet.A nearly-raw lunch, full of goodness. Yum.Seeing my garden start to come to life again. Planning and dreaming through the last of the bitter cold.

Surprise and amazement when Jenna asks for "adding up", and without ever having done anything like this before, gets the concept right away. I love that sometimes she has used characters to answer and sometimes numbers of shapes!More cupcakes - whole wheat with fresh blueberries! Morgan made these, saying "This REALLYREALLY ess-iting!" as she pushed the berries down into the mixture.
Playdough and crafting for hours and hours (the figure, by Jenna, is a mermaid).Seeing my baby brother and his wife, and knowing that they are nearby for this short time. Feeling very blessed to have such a wonderful family around me, and for the friendships I have with my brothers.

Various soups, in many different colours. All good. (This one was a personal favorite from the week - just a random assortment of green stuff and some carrots and potatoes.)Beeswax floating candles, handmade by mama. Imperfectly perfect.Sun and snow - at the same time.Getting out in the fresh air and loving the beauty we find there. From the wrinkly fungi Jenna found at Elvaston, to the sticks and stones we played with on the park, squirrels and woodpeckers spotted in Chaddesden Woods, to the cuttings on my sill taken in haste from that little green patch. And "my" rosemary is still standing - though I can't rescue it, the diggers seem content with the bare patch already created!

See you all the other side of Chinese New year and Pancake Day. :)


  1. you continue to give me hope that maybe doing unschooling well is possible !!

  2. What a compliment! Awesome, thankyou. :)

    Gina - the cakes were pretty good lol, I wished I'd made more. ;)


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