Wednesday, 25 March 2009

This is a cute idea. Copy this note, ask your child the questions and write them down exactly how they respond. Tag me back if you have done this, I'd love to hear the answers.
1. What is something Mummy always says to you? Be quiet
2. What makes Mummy happy? Being good
3. What makes Mummy sad? Being naughty
4. How does your Mummy make you laugh? Telling jokes about what she thinks the dogs say
5. What was your Mummy like as a child? Boring
6. How old is your Mummy? 42
7. How tall is your Mum? 1,000 metres
8. What is her favourite thing to do? Eating chocolate
9. What does your Mum do when you're not around? Drink coffee and sleep
10. If your Mum becomes famous, what will it be for? Making jam
11. What is your Mum really good at? Making cakes
12. What is your Mum not very good at? Looking after her teeth (two have broken in the last month!)
13. What does your Mum do for her job? She looks after me
14. What is your Mum's favourite food? Chocolate
15. What makes you proud of your Mum? Her cakes
16. If your Mum were a cartoon character, who would she be? Lola (from Charlie and Lola!)
17. What do you and your Mum do together? Read stories
18. How are you and your Mum the same? We both like art
19. How are you and your Mum different? She's left-handed
20. How do you know your Mum loves you? She hugs me
21. What does your Mum like most about your dad? He's funny
22. Where is your mum's favourite place to go? A farm

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Artistic pursuits?

The wonderful Melissa Wiley (see blog list for a link) has blogged today about something which "pierced her heart". Well I have to say, after reading her blog this morning, it pierced mine too. How I long to share with mine the joy which comes from music, poetry, literature, science and so on, the sheer pleasure that God has put is in a world with so much to explore. So much of the time what I do seems like pearl before swine as my efforts are ignored or worse still, argued and fought against. There seems no joy in sharing these things if they come as hard fought victories after (metaphorically!!) bloody battles. Something else I was reading on a Charlotte Mason site last night is probably relevant. She talks about Mums needing time to "play" - not with the children, but by themselves in whatever creative, artistic pursuits they choose. I think it's called "me" time - now, where do I find some of that?.........

Friday, 6 March 2009

Nothing Much

I'm blogging because I haven't for a while and I really do want to keep this blog up to date and get into good bloggin' habits but what to say? It's been a very productive week on the smallholding, all the paths are clear, the beds are slowly becoming weed free. We've got a huge long bed of summer flowering bulbs (gladioli and the like for cutting) ready to start growing as soon as the weather gets warmer and the fruit garden is all pruned and mulched (muck and straw) ready to go. It looks like we'll be on schedule for planting peas and beans on Monday. I'm really excited that at last I have enough man (actually women!) hours to throw at it. We work on it for two full days every week but I expect that to increase to three during the late spring/early summer months when everything just goes bonkers. Oh and talking of the "patch" we've just "invested" in a cute little terrier puppy of the same name - more about him when I've got some photos!