• The Babbling Brook

    Over the weekend I was looking over old photographs from our time in Kyoto, Japan. Oh how nostalgic it made me. The cherry blossom, the mochi, the bowl of mountains hugging the city, the golden temples and zen rock gardens, the green tea, and a […]

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  • Making his mark

    Our five-year-old boy is learning to write. There are messages everywhere… signs on doors: privit proprty, bois room; recipes (see here) and notes such as this is not a shoping list under his dad’s to-do list; plant labels; shopping lists; thank you letters; Valentines cards; […]

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  • God in the belly

    We had another God conversation yesterday. Me and my five-year-old uber-questioner (for our last see Jesus in a Spaceship). “God is in here”, he said, patting his belly, on the way home from another indoctrination at school. “So I guess that means he’s like a […]

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  • A love letter

    I planned to do all sorts of things this weekend.I planned to do a wonderful Valentines blog post to launch a new regular feature on this blog, one that other bloggers could join in with.I planned to share the love. To inspire and give back.But […]

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  • Say what? “For a Dirty Toilet User…”

    A continuation of the Wordless Wednesday theme: it contains lots of words and is not published on a Wednesday! I was looking for an appropriate image to accompany a new feature on love letters. And came across this. The opposite of a love letter! A […]

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  • Boxes, boxes…

    I have always said that I am not someone who fits into boxes. I despair of questionnaire people (is there a proper word for them?) knocking on my door, trying to get me to answer which box I fit into, for example: employed, unemployed, housewife… […]

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  • My Priceless Parenting Resource

    Welcome to the February Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting EssentialsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared the parenting essentials that they could not live without. […]

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  • A New World: Can we Build Utopia in the Real World?

    “For most the Recession is a depressing prospect, one of a tide of history going out carrying with it a lot of dead fish, driftwood and garbage. For me, it is a tide coming in full of opportunities… Incoming tides can also, of course, swamp […]

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  • Guest Blogger on The Anti-Room today

    The election date is set. The parties have launched their election campaigns. Let the gender battle commence…How do you decide who to vote for?To read the full article visit:http://theantiroom.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/guest-post-the-double-x-factor/ Just stopped by from The Anti-Room? Welcome to Dreaming Aloud! Here are some previous posts that might interest […]

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  • Joy Pockets

    the loan of a writing shed in the woods beside my house catkins making a birds nest red velvet cake a tonne of writing commissions sharing food with friends filling our pockets with hidden conkersthe weekend coming round…again giggles love What are Joy Pockets anyway? […]

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