Sunday, 6 July 2014
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Saturday, 28 June 2014
This house has watched each of us grow from girls to women. The walls creak with secrets overheard. It holds many stories. First loves, broken hearts, fits of giggles, tears and rage. 14 Christmas' have passed, 98 birthdays, hundreds of bedroom swaps and sister sleepovers. Too many all-nighters before art deadlines (this house has seen some incredible patience and generosity from my parents!). One wedding, maybe two*. So.much.toast.. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, piles of it made for friends after school, hoards churned out after a night out, dripping with butter. The kitchen is the focal point of the home, a beautiful space with an AGA at the centre. Used for baking, roasting, toasting, drying, sitting, lingering. I grew accustomed to it's quirky ways and found adjusting to a conventional oven such a challenge!
One day I hope we can own an AGA for our family home. That I can create a space that our children love as much as I do this one. That holds good memories and grows with us, a home with a soul.
*India's getting married in September!!!
Saturday, 21 June 2014
Monday, 9 June 2014
Monday, 26 May 2014
"A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2014."Queenie- So happy. Running and shouting in excitement, during a sunny walk with her Grandma.
Jarvis- The only photograph I took of him this week, we were so busy. Such a contrast to the multitude of photographs we have of Queenie at this age.
Joining in with Jodi's 52 project.
Sunday, 11 May 2014
Crumble for dinner and weeping wild flowers
I went with it yesterday afternoon, let go of what I think I am supposed to be as a mum. We sat in bed and watched Mary Poppins then had apple crumble for dinner. Some days it's ok to go for the easy option. We had lots of cuddles and she lay her head on my knee while I fed Jarvis for the kazillionth time that day. I stroked her hair and she kissed her brother with more patience than I can muster at the moment. This morning as I look back on my day, I pray for more of that, for patience, and for joy, love and kindness.