If my sink faced out of a window with such a beautiful site, I think I could enjoy washing up as much as my sister.
Their beauty was as satisfying as looking at a painting in the National Gallery, the drama of them bickering over who could stand on the birdtable added the satisfaction of drama, a good replacement for a soap opera. The robin actually scared the blackbird off at one point.
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Sometimes it is organised photoshoots of babies and some times its snaps of friend's new babies. This probably falls more into the latter so excuse the lack of variety, we just hung out and chatted and I took the occasional photo. Well I took a quite a few, but here are my favourite.
Sarah has the contemplative face down to an art form even at two weeks old and such fun to photograph, especially in the light of the sunset. She is such a loved baby come in to the world with two amazing people as her parents. Welcome Sarah!
Such a proud Auntie am I, of these growing children. So beautiful and handsome, clever and generally very lovely - what more could I ask.
They have reached another milestone this year - and have started watching Doctor Who, well some of them at least. Another generation of children who enjoy be scared by the mosters!
Reasons to love London: Boulangerie Bon Matin
The first thing thats good about Bon Matin is that it is in Stroud Green and that you don't have to climb all the way up the hill to Crouch End to get to it. Next is the decor. The tiles on the floor are amazing. I think I could go in and sit for an hour and just gaze at the beautiful floor. Bon Matin is clean and minimalist in style, it doesn't have lots of bits that make you wonder just how much dust and dirt are hiding in the crevices waiting for the opportune time to jump into your food.
The staff have always been friendly enough when I have been although in a more polite than outgoing way. I am not a regular of Bon Matin, I have had a Ratatouille and savoury crepes there in the past which I enjoy. More recently it has just been drinks and I must say, I thought the Hot Chocolate was a disappointment, very sweet and icky. I would be interested to know what they use for the HC and whether I just have become too used to my favourite (Cadburys) that I'll never enjoy any other brand ever again.
So whilst I am not overawed by their food I think thats just my opinion. I would definitely return, I am glad its there and I would recommend.
It has been about 2 and half years since the wedding of Karen and Wil, and a few weeks ago they welcomed the birth of their beautiful daughter. There are a few photos which I have to sort through but here is a sneak peak...
On these winter nights, there is something so comforting about a good cup of tea. In fact so comforting, I am finishing at least 90% of my teas, quite an acheivement - my repuation is such that people threaten to make me a half a cup so I'll actually finish it.
And if nothing else, I just love photos of mugs!
The best part of snow is when it first lays.
Seeing that crisp white carpet.
Little paw prints of foxes, seeing what route they took.
The crunching sound.
Children all excited about the change in the world about them.
The way it makes waves past the streetlamps as the wind blows it.
Seeing how it lays on the street furniture and the trees and turns the world white.
When I got on the train at Barking, the world looked as it always does. By the time I got off 30 mins later, it had turned white.