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The internet around here is still very wobbly (dratted 3G modem – according to Julian this is network service on par with AT & T – we’re up for 5 minutes – and down for 5 – up for 5 – down for 5).  As such, I compose posts in my head throughout the days, [...]

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… to talk of many things. Of shoes and ships and sealing wax; of cabbages and kings. Yep, we are a couple of hours away from being on the road.  The car is packed to the brim.  Mum’s house is looking so empty and lonely.  Mum is feeling empty and lonely.  Abby is off camping [...]

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Sadly, with preparations for Christmas and Saint Lucia’s day progressing with good cheer and peaceful spirits, we are back to eating supper on our laps! Every table in the house has been commandeered for stitching … applique embellishing wrapping cutting sticking and opening knitting collecting And when the moment finally comes that we have parcels [...]

Abby and Ita

Dec
2009
05

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I simply couldn’t write this yesterday.  I was too sad. Abby was a little bit wistful, carrying a brave face, and making the most of her last day at her beautiful school – St. Ita’s. The tears welled up in my eyes as I farewelled her teacher first thing in the morning, and gave him [...]

all is love

Dec
2009
03

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The day after twelve has been full of love.  We’ve had the essential Christmas shopping … ie. that which cannot be handmade.  We’ve popped corn and filled lolly boxes. There’s been a few hours of stitching in preparation for tomorrow. Beloved friends have visited (and one’s sleeping over!) We’ve been to the movies … Where [...]

twelve

Dec
2009
02

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My wee sweet girlie is twelve.  Twelve!  Wherever did the last twelve years vanish to?  The day of Abby’s birth is crystal clear in my mind – the wonderful surprise of whether she would be an Abby or a Joshua; the utter, utter exhaustion when we arrived at our room, me hoping she would have [...]

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The day before twelve is always so exciting – not only is it the last sleep before the birthday, but it’s the first day of Advent – we open the first door on the calendar, pull out The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder and begin our annual reading, and ogle over our new edition of [...]

the thankful muma

Nov
2009
27

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There are many moments in the life of a muma when she is so very thankful.  Thankful that she was given the privilege to guide a little being through the first part of her or his life.  Thankful for her child’s good health and wellbeing.  Thankful when she finds a “village” to help support her [...]

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It’s that time of year … there are only 7 days left of school, 9 days until I fly to Melbourne to meet our furniture and worldly goods, and then only a couple more weeks until Christmas and our big move south.  Oh my goodness.  We are almost giddy from the speed with which everything [...]

a great relief

Nov
2009
09

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We Boots have a new home! Details were finalised last Friday.  Julian will receive the keys next Monday.  The furniture and ME will arrive the Monday after.  And hopefully by the end of that week, I’ll have unpacked and set up most of our home. I am beside myself with relief and happiness.  Isn’t it [...]

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Cosy, pretty rag rugs … I’m weaving a toothbrush rug for the spare bedroom so that when you come to stay, your toesies will be warm!  Or at least, I was.  ‘Til Toph ate the rug making tool in the above photo.  Hmph.  I have bought a very fine paintbrush from the hardware store with [...]

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I usually love my dreams.  I dream vividly each night and almost always remember the storyline!  Like many others, I often wake up before the story has finished – and no matter how quickly I drift back to sleep or how much I wish I could, I can never return to my dreams. Sometimes I [...]