Thursday, September 27, 2007

do you wanna marry?

since all the flowers have come out this spring, I have been the happy recipient of these daily offerings from willow. They have been steadily arriving, one by one, usually accompanied by "do want to marry, mum?" It got even cuter the other day, when he came skipping in, singing"...said miss mummy will you marry me?" The sight of these flowers on my kitchen window sill every morning makes me a very happy mamma, and the sunshine isn't hurting either, somehow everyone seems happier when the sun is shining (or maybe it's just that school is finishing tomorrow). And willow, I would love to marry you, if I wasn't your mum, and I wasn't married to your dad, and maybe if you were a little bit older. Maybe you'll just have to settle for some nice girl at pre school for now.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

through the bathroom window

this is the view through the window of our "second" bathroom. Today it was all sunshiney and lovely, and as I was filling the tub to bath the dog, I just happened to notice how tall the rosemary had grown outside the window. Can you also spot the geranium peeking through there as well? It's a lemony-scented one, and after I bathed the dog, she went and rolled around in it and came out smelling delicious! It was better than the black sand that she usually rolls in after having a bath. We built this bathroom off the back of our laundry a few years ago, when we totally gutted our inside bathroom and redid it. We took this rather mammoth task on, doing all the work ourselves, in the middle of winter, and when willow was about a year old. Yeah, we're pretty sensible when it comes to stuff like that. There's nothing like having a bath outdoors in the middle of winter. The "bathroom" does have walls, made of corrugated iron, they just don't go all the way to floor or the roof. Still, I like to think on these times as character building, and I sure did endure a lot worse conditions when I was growing up. Needless to say, though, I don't really use the outside bathroom anymore, except to bath the dog, and the kids aren't really keen on it either, but it's great for those after the beach showers, and sometimes if we have people stay, they think it's kind of neat to have a bath out there. Eventually, I plan to make it a rule that all the boys have to go out there, and then my new, lovely inside bathroom can be kind of like my ensuite! Shh, I haven't told them that yet!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


hello, hello. Yes, I'm here now as well! I have finally decided to take the plunge and try out "blogger" for a while, and see how it goes. I feel a little like a fish out of water over here, as it's taking me a while to figure things out, but I'm getting there. Oh, and if you want to see any of my archives, you'll have to go over to my site, because I really don't have the energy to change all of that across at this stage. Sorry!