So a few weeks ago, LissaLou, CassCass and their BFF's, sisters Mimi and Bella had their first ballet recital, and of course I am biased but they did a grand job. All the girls did a great job performing up on stage in front of maybe 100 people or more? None of the kids had stage fright or anything. They performed along to a cd which gave out instructions and played music. It was all complete cuteness!
Well done girls, hope you enjoy these photos of your big day. Love Tatie xxx
I have developed a passion for Radio 2, (dare I say, now I am old enough to really appreciate it!) and have got to hear a few songs which I like... The first is Michael Buble, 'I Just Haven't Met You Yet'. The video is great, and the thought of it cheers me up walking around Stroud Green Tesco's (or any store in fact).
And the next song of the week is Joshua Radin, 'I'd Rather Be With You'. The video is not quite so gripping but the song puts a smile on my face when it comes on the radio as I am cooking tea or doing what I do...
If you are wondering what I am doing up so early on a sunday morning, well so am I. Just remember when someone tells you to remember to put your clocks forward, mobile phones do it automatically. So you don't need to, and if you do, well thats a very early morning.
Not to mention I am off to a 6 hour First Response Course for Brownies and then doing projection at church tonight. This is not my idea of a relaxing Sunday!
Last Sunday was in fact the ideal, an amazing lunch at friends house and then a walk around Ally Pally and the Garden Centre. So when later I am trying to remember all this vital information about First Aid I shall remember last Sunday and feel more peaceful again!
There seems to be a lot of rushing to and fro. But it always seems to better than sitting around doing not much... Besides rushing to and fro means there is more chance to smell the roses, or in this case admire the moss. My nieces already think I am quite barmy because I like photographing rusty things, (I prefer to call them vintage), I dare not quite tell them I like admiring the way the sun hits the moss too..
Elly is one of the best kind of friends a girl can have and little M is just a charmer. Today, together with Father / Husband Drew they are all off to YWAM Fiji to do DTS. Yesterday was their leaving party and I was so sad to say goodbye but very happy for them on this next step in their lives and look forward to see how life develops for them over the next few months and what comes next... So envious of them getting to go in to the missions, not so jealous they are going to live on an tropical Island (which surprisingly just isn't my idea of fun - too claustrophobic)
So all the best guys, we'll be praying for no problems with the flights (their flight is meant to be unaffected by the BA strike), and an amazing next 6 months...
One day as we walked home from school, the kids and I noticed this heart in the tree. Much to their chargrin I refused to let them move it but said it needed to stay so more people could smile when they saw it. We wondered how it got there, my favourite was the 6yr old's suggestion that it rained hearts and got caught in the tree.
Sadly after about 3 weeks it has now gone missing, much to the kids sadness - I suggested maybe it flew away but apparently that is more of an impossibility that raining hearts is, silly me.
I suggest you look closely when you walk around Islington, there are all sorts of odd things hidden in the trees here...
As I was walking one day, wearing sunglasses noticed a rainbow. Well a bit of one, not so obvious without glasses though. It was still there, the glasses just helped me see it better. Can you see it, in the centre of the photo, see the green sheeting on the house, just above that is a bright patch and vertical line. With sunglasses that was a rainbow...
So what delightful sights have you seen this week?
This blog comes to you courtesy of my fixed laptop. Thanks to Apple who apparently fixed in the same day I took it in, and no thanks to them who left a voice mail on the wrong number so I didn't know it was fixed until I check the repair status update yesterday. I'm not bitter, honest!
Still no laptop, so some blogging from the parents computer....
My nephew Jojo recently celebrated his 2nd Birthday. He is such a little boy now, chats away - not all the words are clear but that doesn't stop him. As you may remember I missed his 16 months of life as I went to do a YWAM mission for 6 months and then his family went to live in the West Indies for a year. Now they are home I get to see them more or less each week on my day off and it is nice to see him smile when I come, even get a hug and or a kiss. He can say 'I love you', 'Dinonor' (Dinosaur) and loves to shake his head and say No amongst others.
For his birthday his sisters instructed Grandma to make a cake with blue icing which she obliged and made, we had a party at our house and of course - I got lots of photos, although have been unable to edit them but I hope you enjoy them sooc (straight out of camera)!
Note jojo's lip, result of an accident the previous day.
He needed a little help from his mum and sisters to blow out the candles, although eventually got the idea of what he needed to do...
Well actually I gave it to them. The cd drive broke around Christmas and so I finally bit the bullet and took it in on thursday to get repaired so now am laptop free which is strangely liberating.
It is amazing how much time can get taken up with fiddling about on the computer. Of course I missing be able to easily and convieniently do necessary things like Brownies admin and emails and editing photos but plan to make the most of this time anyway.
Well so far I have got lots of sewing done and made a start on spring cleaning/ sorting my life out/ getting ready to move. But for now there will be less blogging, but hopefully for not to long - fingers crossed Apple do a quick job and I'll be reunited with the laptop in the not to distant future...
Little O and B, also on the weekend away and O, as you can see was very obliging for photos. B not so much, although he did like seeing his face on the camera!
One of the benefits I think of being single with no kids of my own is a great appreciation for my friends and family's kids. It is so lovely to see them growing up and what lovely people they are becoming! And none more so than O and B who might as well be extended family, O and B are both complete delights, so very friendly, chatty and of course beautiful for the camera, thanks kids!