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Friday, 23 April 2010

:::Rainbows:::




Having read through the entire archives of Waldorfmama’s blog I decided to show my thanks by posting some of my own ‘rainbows’ around our home.

These isn’t much but it’s a start. I used to have lots more striped clothes but not anymore! Oh but I do have socks! Will have to take a photo of my socks at some point :)









Thursday, 22 April 2010

:::My discovery of Waldorf and Ostheimer Toys:::

Having stumbled across the Waldorf Mama blog today I have learned lots of new information.

I have fallen in love with Waldorf Dolls but more importantly I want want want some Ostheimer figures. How gorgeous are they? I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t love them?

These toys are designed to stimulate a child’s mind by getting them to use their imagination. Each and every one has been handmade with love and care over the past 60 years or so.

Here are some pictures from Myraid Natural Toys.






















Hoping to get my hands on some of these in the future!

Monday, 19 April 2010

::: Bonnie Scotland :::






(Photos courtesy of Steve)

So, as everyone knows, Scotland is widely known for its ‘Highlands and Islands’. Here are some pictures we (ahem – when I say ‘we’ I mean Steve) took last weekend up Glen Esk.

Glen Esk is a very special place to us. We used to go walking up it nearly every weekend. We (again, I mean Steve) have thousands of photographs taken up this Glen and it is also where Steve proposed to me, on a cold evening at 9pm!

We also got married in the hotel at the foot of the Glen and are planning to go for another walk up there sometime soon.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

::: Kick Ass :::




As you may have guessed from the title we went to see the new movie – Kick Ass. And it was brilliant!

Having the advantage of Steve being related to the writer didn’t so us any favours as his parents (my parents-in-law) got the premier tickets, not us *sad face*

It’s a great film. I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as it’s about superheroes with lots of swearing, but I really, really did.

Okay, it doesn’t beat Avatar, which, on my list, is the best movie EVER! But it’s pretty close.





The film was unexpected in some parts and obvious in others. Quick ending I thought but it fit in well.

I don’t want to give the plot away so I’ll sshhhhhhhhh…

And the best part was we met two friends in the queue at the cinema (three people if you count the baby in K’s stomach!) who we hadn’t seen for ages!

KICK ASS!

(Pictures courtesy of Google)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

::: Blogging :::

Why I love blogging:

* Because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill.

* Because it's okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine.

* Because it's okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing.

* Because sometimes less is more.

* Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog.

* Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone.

* Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologise for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be "bloggable".

* Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won't be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Monday, 12 April 2010

::: On The Move :::




We currently rent our home. It’s a nice little maisonette with a balcony in a conservation area in a small Scottish town. It is steeped in history and we often wake up to photographers taking pictures of it or groups of people taking a tour of the little cobbled streets.

The problem is that it is also up for sale. We don’t want to buy it as there are no parking spaces for our two cars, no grass or garden where we can grow our own vegetables (we currently grow them on the balcony or indoors) and there is no room to expand in the future.

Above is a picture of a house I dream of. We have been to see a few little cottages in the countryside but none of them have been big enough, we ideally want 2-3 bedrooms, a utility room and a large garden.

A girl can dream can’t she?

What I want and what Steve wants is completely different. He wants access to shops and restaurants, not too far from work and not out in the sticks. While I want a huge garden, some chickens, a puppy, perhaps another rabbit so Henrick has a buddy, a craft room that I don’t have to share with his computer and photography equipment and enough space for one day when we decide to have children.

Still dreaming…

What do you dream of?

Saturday, 10 April 2010

:::HAPPY DAYS:::



We had no plans today. We got up, showered and headed out as Steve had a few snapshots to take for his work.

We then had the whole day ahead of us.

The sun was out, there were many, many daffodils at the roadside and we drove. We drove nowhere in particular, just kept driving. It was one of those days.

We stopped for a late lunch/early dinner at a gorgeous old fashioned restaurant in Perthshire.

We went for a short walk near a river.

Spotted numerous pheasants in fields and a happy deer jumping through a cottage garden. (Photo taken from Google, not actual deer from our travels)

It made me feel free and happy. It made me want to come home and clean, weed the garden and tidy up.

It’s finally summer, it’s a happy day :)

Saturday, 3 April 2010

::: Happy Easter! :::




When I was small every Easter was spent with the Church group, going on a picnic to a park or heritage site, and rolling our Easter eggs.

We would have boiled eggs with us and take pens and paint to decorate them, find a big hill then roll them down it before eating them.

It was a big deal. There were treasure hunts and lots of games, the parents and other adults all got involved and we all had fun.

Nowadays, we go to the local supermarket and buy an overpriced chocolate egg with way too much packaging and spend the day as if it were any other.

Having Henrick as our very own Easter Bunny is brilliant. Not only is he a rabbit but he’s also the colour of chocolate!

I hope that one day when we have our children they will understand the story behind Easter and have a fun and proper holiday rather than getting sick by eating too much shop bought chocolate eggs.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!