Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Autumn Favs from Flickr

Love the colours of autumn and found all these great pictures on Flickr

Saturday, 27 October 2007

autumn moment

yesterday we went out for a walk...children complained and moaned at the prospect and looking outside it did not look promising...very dull and a little misty but I insisted (partly for my sanity!)

We met up with Vanessa and her two girls and walked around the airfield near our house. Part way along the children dived into a small path and began to explore through the forest. It was great fun following the path and finding out where it went and the children were all making up little games as they went. Finally we came to a field. It was enclosed on three sides by tree and opened out onto field on the fourth, with gorgeous views. It was hushed and quiet even with 6 children there as the damp air seemed to absorb the sound. The children rushed to the far end of the field to look at the horses. after a little while the horses came over and they spent a blissful half and hour feeding them grass.

The walk back was great as we found a very muddy you know what we were gone for about 2 1/2 hours and no one complained!!! Even Lucia (with a little help) walked all the way!

The thought of going out in the cold and damp is not always pleasant but the children had such a special time it is something I will be repeating!!

Tuesday, 16 October 2007


I can't believe it has been five years since she died. I still miss her sense of fun, energy and smile.
These songs remind me of her.... and how I feel when I think about her some happy some sad.

Friday, 12 October 2007


The box was a big box of food from church...they thought we might like it! How lovely, that will certainly help this month as it has been a little tight round here with all the bills we have had. This month we had pay a bill from the "shopping budget" which is the equivalent of a weeks worth of shopping and then we get a box full of fresh packet, and tinned food which is easily a weeks worth.
It just reminded me that God always knows my situation and provides what we need at the right time.

Thursday, 11 October 2007


" I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?" LM Montgomery

For the last few years I have found October a really hard month bc it was the month Elisha died but this year I have been trying to appreciate it. It used to be my fav month bc of all the beautiful colours, crisp air and brilliant blue skies. I want to enjoy it again but I also don't want to forget.

I got a phone call today saying there was a big box for me at church...and that I would really like it....mmm can't think what it is? I hate suspense so I am going to collect it tommorrow......

Monday, 8 October 2007


So happy....I ahve finally finished my jobs, well ther are a few still not *quite* finished but I NEED to do something creative or I will go mad.
I am going to create some Christmas things tonight which is going to be so fun...I will try to take some photos but i am having major problems trying to get my camera to wont even open the lens. I can view the phots but not take them...unlike my other camera where I can take them but not view them. *sigh* it would be nice to have a camera which works for one...never mind....

Saturday, 6 October 2007

cool people

I love finding other blogs which are fun to read and found this one on Ali Edwards blog called "cool people i know". The post is all about making life lists which is so cool. I have a book where I have written goals that I wish to achieve in my lifetime but here is some where you can put them up on the Internet. I was reading some and they are so fun and inspiring! I think I will put mine up later....

probably not today as I'm looking after Em and Dan's gorgeous Naomi (which brings head count of children to 5!) So far everything has been calm and sort of peaceful. We have been to the library and now both little girls are asleep while the others are watching "Happy Feet".

Thursday, 4 October 2007


..."these things come once in a childhood and then the moment passes never to return"....


Lucia, one day I will look back
remember and laugh
now it is an inconvenience,
extra work
and frustrating.

I want to enjoy these moments
not get angry and cross
because most of the time
you don't mean to be naughty
it's your way of having fun.

I need to see the world
from your perspective
in colour, texture, noise
To find enjoyment in the
exploring rather than
the completion.

Lucia I want to remember
and laugh at today
to see your enjoyment
and sense of fun
because one day
this moment will have passed.

Rachel Saunders

The photo is of Lucia and an empty packet of sugar puffs all over the of the countless meddling things she gets up to DAILY. Photo went wrong in processing but I like it like this!

Monday, 1 October 2007

quicky:who is your favourite artist?

I love the work of Jane Ray
So unusual and colourful