Monthly Archives: July 2012


I had this plan of making a little rucksack for when Kaya starts kindergarten in September. My mother made my kindergarten rucksack; a grey bag with a pink elephant head for a flap. The trunk was held by a buckle … Continue reading

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We had a quiet sort of weekend, with just the little guy and me at home most of the time. Apart from a barbecue at our friends’ house, we spent it mostly around the house. There was lots of this: … Continue reading

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This Moment

A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment to pause, savour and remember. I hope you, too, have a moment where you just … Continue reading

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28 weeks

Here we are, in the last trimester, and suddenly everything has moved a little bit closer, a little more into my consciousness. Of course, there is the breathlessness when I only think about going upstairs to our bedroom, the heartburn … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

It’s been two weeks since the last yarn along, and very little to show for it. I am usually happy to knit in any sort of weather, but these past few days it has been hot. (For English standards, anyway) So … Continue reading

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A Wedding Present

During our last weekend in Germany, we attended the wedding of a school friend of mine. It was a wonderful day, with bursts of sunshine at just the right times, a beautiful bride, proud groom, delicious food, dancing and music, … Continue reading

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Greetings from the Aquarium

Yesterday we went to Bristol Aquarium. Apart from a giant shark shaped helium balloon (that is coming with us everywhere now. It has to wait in the car when we go out though, because it tends to abscond. It is … Continue reading

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