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all is love

Dec
2009
03

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Tweet 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 … [...]

twelve

Dec
2009
02

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet 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 [...]

the thankful muma

Nov
2009
27

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet 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 [...]

a great relief

Nov
2009
09

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet 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 [...]

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Tweet 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 [...]

the boots in boonah

Oct
2009
19

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Tweet [ the photos below represent the booty we collected at the Boonah St. Vincent de Paul shop ] That’s where we went today.  Well, two thirds of us.  The other third is in Bahrain – you can guess who, can’t you :-)  Today was a pupil free day – isn’t that one weird phrase [...]

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Tweet I have to remind myself to laden the trays and head down to the back garden for meals during spring ’cause come summer, it will be too hot and the sun too strong.  So down we go – for breakfast, second breakfasts, morning tea, elevenses, lunch … yes, we’re descended from hobbits and stick [...]

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Tweet You know what I mean don’t you :-)  And there was definitely the need for a brief break from the regular Bootville schedule.  So we’ve taken the last two days slowly and sweetly with lots of love and family and, today, a little thrifting.  ‘Cause that’s what grown up girls do isn’t it? :-) [...]

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Tweet I truly love doilies. I can imagine having doilies in every room of my house, on every wall.  I think I love them better on the wall.  On tabletops, they just get dusty.  On the wall I can pretend they aren’t.  Maybe I need an old fashioned feather duster and I can dance about [...]