Saturday, 26 February 2011

Humbled beyond words.

I have many other things to blog about but this makes evrything else just pale into insignificance.
This beautiful little man arrived Earthside yesterday morning into my hands.
Well done Han, you were brilliant!!! And thank you so much for allowing me the privelege xx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011


than a hatter!

My socks that I have finally finished from the beautiful hand dyed wool that BMF brought back from Scotland for me. Hand dyed with rubia tinctorium, otherwise known as madder. How appropriate!!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A week ago today....

at this very moment, I was lying on the grassy patch at the top of the hill in a local woodland counting ladybirds with William.

The two younger boys were not at school as they were both still recovering from colds. So we took advantage of it and went to the woods.
The bigger boys were all playing on the rope swings and all getting on so well. The sun was shining. It was gloriously warm and the boys had all taken off their jumpers. They were inventing games and testing their strength. At one point they were almost inventing a new olympic sport....synchronised swinging!

Tom came over to me at one point and said how lovely it all was. Just like when we first started Home Education. I was thinking the very same thing.

Then they went off in search of a longer branch to hook down the other swing that someone with a Health and Safety issue, had looped up in the tree!

The peace and quiet was wonderful. It was one of those perfect moments.
I was totally happy.

And then it happened.

Tom came walking over with a very white face and clutching one hand with the other. He had caught his thumb with the folding saw and pretty much ripped the nail right off. It was torn down one side and all across the bottom, but hinged along the other side.

Whoosh. Back to reality with a jolt.