Luna Lovegood

Monday, June 30, 2014


Having grandparents in academia really comes into it's own when one is invited to a Harry Potter party.

WIP

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


A lion taggie for a brand new baby girl. I have known her mum for 20 years and a bunch of us who worked together all those years ago met up on Saturday. We chatted, laughed, ate, sang and took turns holding that sweet baby girl. I didn't get the taggie finished in time, which is the story of my life at the moment, but it's nearly done. Thankfully, 8 week olds aren't too fussy about these things.

Etsy

Monday, June 16, 2014

There are a few little things in my etsy shop.

Mentoring

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Sweetie has taken it upon himself to teach the Duckling to crawl. Around and around he goes, getting dizzy while she coos and laughs. She grins her gummy grin and slaps her hands on the floor in delight while he races around her on hands and knees in ever-tightening circles. At some point they're going to knock heads and it will all end in tears (as Mr Duyvken's Oma liked to say, although she said it in hollandse) but for now it's all joy. Sometimes all you need is for the right now to be good.


Breathe in.
Breathe out.
Heart full.

Dinner tonight

Thursday, June 12, 2014






Spinach and ricotta pie filled 8 tummies tonight. The littlest duckling loved it.

Outdoors

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

by Mary Cassatt.
Now that the house is mostly finished I have been thinking more and more about the garden. I've long had a general idea of how I want it to look and a sense of how I want it to feel to be in it but now I that I am picking plants and working out where beds, paths and stuff should be I am finding it challenging to translate 'the idea' into 'the design'. I am not in a hurry. Making our garden will take years but I know that a little time spent now on an overall design will pay off down the track. I've wandered around nurseries making myself dizzy tipping my head left right and upside down to read the plant information on the tags, walked through local neighbourhoods taking photos of unfamiliar but beautiful plants and checking out fences, and I've looked online and have found a few gems.
Almbacken is a swedish blog brimming with drool-worthy garden photos. If I woke up in a couple of years and my yard looked like this I would be a very happy woman.
Hedgerow is also a beautiful blog. She loves roses and although I am not planning on planting any myself I adore seeing hers and reading though her archives.
Our yard is a place for playing, catching sunshine, drying washing, eating, fixing bikes and, hopefully soon, for growing. I look forward to changing it from a yard into a garden.

Fairy bread

Sunday, June 01, 2014


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