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    Happy Birthday, My Five Hundred Year Old Friend

    “I’m not sure I ever thought I’d be 90,” my friend said, as she sipped on a cup of tea in the sunshine. “But I’m enjoying it, immensely.” We were throwing her a small birthday party – nothing too much trouble, she wanted to be […]

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  • 2012 – The Year of Abundant Rainbows!

    I have this sense that 2012 is going to be the year of abundance. The Year of Abundant Rainbows is the phrase that came to me! Which is ironic because on paper, our earnings are set to be at least a third lower than last year… […]

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  • Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

    These are the happy summer days of future memories. When the days were always sunny and we were free… When life was a circus And we were pirates… and painted our own flags If not a walk in the park, life was a day on […]

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  • The greatest show on earth…

    The circ-lus, as my three-year-old calls it, is truly the greatest show on earth. You can keep your operas and ballets and Shakespeare plays. Circus is where it’s at for me. The smell of horse dung, dry ice, popcorn and saw dust. Powder pink wafts […]

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  • Happy days – summer highlights

    Summer days …. free and easy… no compass but our own… a life lived to our own heart beats and desires… Warmth in our bones, sun on our skin, sand in our sandwiches and fresh strawberry muesli for breakfast, with a dash of double cream! […]

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  • Playing cowbabies and Indians

    We have had a creative day today – they led and I followed… First they painted the pots they had made on the wheel at the pottery last week.  Then it was decided that a teepee must be made – we improvised using a sheet, […]

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  • Happy days

    The sky was blue Not a cloud to be seen And a boy still home from school with chicken pox – how we are both enjoying these precious home schooling days. They are just what the doctor ordered. We made gingerbread robots, stars and planets, […]

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  • Happy days

    Today didn’t start out promisingly. Boy with temperature home from school, girl with the ever-lasting screaming whinges, baby with lentils all over the floor, house a tip… But then I created some divine coconut kisses… recipe on Queen of Puddings…how I love creative cooking… and […]

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  • Happy days

    Rhubarb and cardamom cake for breakfast Kiddies CHOOSING to play outside… Scrubbing out the paddling pool and filling it ready for summer! A family picnic lunch on our newly mown lawn Apple blossom next door Lots of blog love Family painting afternoon outside Roast chicken […]

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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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