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Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2011’

  • A Cherry Blossom Picnic

    Having lived in Japan, we fell in love with their spring tradition of o-hanami, a spring picnic under the cherry blossoms (sakura). In late March and early April, in parks, gardens and along river banks around Kyoto, famed for its cherry blossom, you would find o-hanami in full […]

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  • Today’s random acts of beauty

    “Eye of the storm”Made in magnolia blossom snow around a lonely daisy. “I hold you in my heart”Made from growing daisies. Join me in making random acts of beauty. Grab my button (look right!)And add a link in the comments box below to your own […]

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  • It’s Scooby Doo O’ Clock

    Time in our house is measured thus: there is the day pre SD and post SD. And then there is that sacred time, when visitors must be gone, walks must be gotten home from and craft activities suddenly become meaningless: Scooby Doo O Clock. Mama […]

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  • Why, thank you!

    So hot on the heels of being long listed, though unfortunately not short listed, for the Irish blog awards, your dear hostess (that’d be me then!) has be awarded a Stylish blog award from a fellow blogger who described it as…“A truly professional, profound and […]

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  • A Secret Garden Supper

    Once in a while magic happens. This seems to happen more often than one would expect at Ballymaloe Cookery School. Which is great for us, because we live just next door. I LOVE that! A lesson which life has taught me is: when you spot […]

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  • Weekend goodies (Sunday Surf)

    Here are some gems I have come across this week in the blogosphere… A wonderful Waldorf inspired idea – creating a wonder book of poems and pictures undercover as a Rhyme Elf… oh look just read it and you’ll see!http://rhythmofthehome.com/spring-2011/wonder-book-for-children/ Calamity Jane at Apron Stringz […]

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  • Stop with the sunshine posts!

    After speaking to a couple of mother friends over the past few days who feel overwhelmed and despondent, I realise that I’m in danger of turning into one of those annoying mamas who wears hippy skirts, bakes cakes, makes endless craft with their kids and […]

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  • Happy days

    Another sunshine day… Children playing in a room full of patchwork quilts… There is a gorgeous exhibition at the Grain Store where our playgroup is. Washing on the line… Spring flowers nodding in the sun… A walk in the Cookery School gardens… A picnic on […]

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  • There’s a shop in my cupboard… why bulk buying makes sense

    The end of the world is nigh… well to look in my utility room and larder cupboard you’d think so… Note the couple of kilos of fair trade chocolate!! I bulk buy… I get a weekly order of basic groceries delivered from the supermarket, a […]

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  • A Wishing Day

    Today has been a sunny wishing day. Timmy has been home from school for the past two days, awaiting spots, which never arrived! I have enjoyed our couple of home-schooling days. Since we can’t formally flexi-school, then we are freestyling it. We take a day out of […]

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