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Yearly Archive for: ‘2011’

  • Joy Pockets

    Baby Ash loving the monkeys at our local safari park – we’re going once a week at the moment for the sheer pleasure of seeing her ooh-ooh-oohing at them in pure delight! My soul-sister being home for two whole weeks My new life of mystery […]

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  • Ta-da!

    That is our baby’s most recent “word”. She drops something on the floor – “ta-da!” She puts cereal in her cup of juice “ta-da!” So mama bear and dada bear were making the baby bears’ beds. Mama bear and dada bear start to get snuggly […]

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  • “It”

    The theory goes that whatever you think is “it”, is not really “it” at all! That sounds very Zen… So it’s probably also true. Cos those Zen folk are famed for wisdom, not wise cracks. If you think life will suddenly be right if you […]

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  • Life: it’s like learning to ride a bike…

    I realized this week that our son is soon to turn six. This summer is a good time for us to focus on physical accomplishments with him: learning to ride a bike on two-wheels, and learning to swim without arm bands. He has had a bike with training wheels […]

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  • Something for the weekend

    Quote of the week: “toddlers can make you feel as if you have violated some archaic law in their personal Koran and you should die, infidel.” (!!!) from Anne Lamott’s truly wonderful Bird by Bird: Some instructions on writing and life. Memory of the week […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    Wondering what to bake – oh the sweet, gooey possibilities Direction with my writing – hurray, it feels like I have caught the train which for years I have chased after in my dreams, trying to jump on board and always missing it. Our garden […]

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  • The Tree of Knowledge- Another installment in my son’s quirky religious education

    So on Sunday we got the “rainbow book” out, on request of my Bible loving three-year-old (those of you of a religious persuasion will be reassured that we have my illustrated Good News version on our bookshelf – it has a picture of a rainbow […]

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  • The Magic Time

    ” A lot of the pull of creativity is an overcoming of time and space- we pull memories forward to us so they might live again, so that we might reignite the spark of life into things, times, people that we held dear – with […]

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  • What do YOU like??

    Dearest valued readers, I am STUCK. And I need potential readers’ insight to help me to find which way to go, so I am looking for YOUR input on this… My book is about creative mothers. It is jam-packed full of useful insight and information. […]

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  • Something for the weekend: The creative process

    Still totally absorbed in my book. Part two is flying – should be ready to go to my posse of critics by next weekend at this rate. So no writing for you here – but a great quote I came across this week in my […]

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