Friday, April 20, 2012
The Schools Hols are rapidly drawing to an end.
My absolute favourite hols these ones ... weather has been
good and bad, but I must admit to favouring the 'bad'.
Lots of rain, lots of guilt free PJ time, hanging with friends,
watching movies, making up dance routines, (Little P that is)
although I couldn't think of a better way to spend the day!
Plan on getting busy with the sewing machine next week.
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 2:08 PM
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Love Rules OK?!
Card is made by Little P.
Pop up style.
Valentine's Day is an anniversary for Big D and I.
It's the first time we kissed ... if you get my drift.
It's been 16 years since that first kiss.
Life propels us in a continuous motion forward.
It's unpredictable (control freaks beware).
It's that unpredictability that makes it exciting.
I think it's best summed up by Tim Minchin (from Matilda The Musical):
'Just because you think that life's not fair, it
Doesn't mean you have to grin and
If you always take it on the chin and wear it,
nothing will change.
Just because I find myself in this story,
It doesn't mean that everything is written for
If I think the ending is fixed already,
I might as well be saying I think that it's OK,
And that's not right!
And if it's not right,
You have to put it right!'
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 1:04 PM
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
our own decorations & wrapping paper, we also love to make our own jams/chutney's etc.
Big D and I have done this since little P was born.
It's fantastic now that she's 8, because she is wholeheartedly involved
in both these traditions.
When you have your own household traditions for Christmas,
beyond just decorating the tree, it seems
to take the edge off the mass consumer mentality that goes on
outside the home. Yes Christmas is a mad time of year, and people really
go crazy with the spending ... trying to fill a void maybe? keeping up with
the Jones's maybe? What ever the reason, it's just stuff, it's not going to
make you feel any better about life. Where as actually making stuff can,
there's something comforting about getting out the
hand made decorations every year, they are without
doubt, our most favourite!
It really doesn't take much time to make things,
and they aren't going to be 'perfect' but that's
where the love is .... hopping in the car,
driving to the shops, finding a car space blah, etc
takes a lot more time, and a lot less thought.
(pics from Family Circle 'Homemade Jams & Preserves' brilliant book).
Posted by Claire (ethel loves fred) at 12:13 PM