Make: collage with autumn leaves

Collage with Autumn Leaves

On the walk back from school the other day the wee girl collected leaves. Well, she pointed at the ones she wanted and I collected them for her (she was in the stroller!). Woe betide me if I picked up the wrong one…!

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The Prompt: Week 40

The Prompt

Welcome to Week 40 of The Prompt!

First of all, a huge thank you to everyone who linked up for Week 39. I was absolutely thrilled to see people join in again, it really is lovely to see people come back each week, and to welcome new linkers, inspired to write by The Prompt.

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B&W Photography Project: Father Daughter


We went to the boys’ school Pumpkin Festival today. It’s one the most popular school events with games, bouncy house, crafts, bake sale and pony rides… The wee girl wanted a pony ride, on the white pony. We queued, for a long time. She got on the pony and said I don’t like this. Daddy had a quiet word. She lasted one lap!

I’m joining in with Charly’s Black and White Photography Project over on PODCast.

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Country Kids: let’s go for a bike ride

Lets go for a bike ride

Taking advantage of a beautifully sunny Sunday afternoon, we headed to Breakheart Reservation with the boys bikes. The boys wanted to show me a loop around the reservation that I hadn’t fully walked before.

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The Prompt 39


Welcome to The Prompt, Week 39. Thank you so much to everyone who joined in last week. It was our best week ever, and I’m absolutely thrilled!

If you are new to The Prompt you can find out more about this linky of weekly writing prompts here.

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The Prompt: Joy


In my usual (dis)organised fashion, Thursday evening has rolled around again and I am finally sitting down to write my post for The Prompt. Having had a challenging afternoon with the children I will admit to not feeling particularly joyful. But, something I am learning (slowly) is to see the joy, even when it is heavily obscured by rubbish.

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Our Garden: play space update

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Our very first project in the garden was to get rid of the old (dangerous!) play structure and to install a new fence. We managed to do this at the end of the summer, and now have a safe play space for the kids to play in.

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