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Not so very right, but…

One day you’re enjoying the Indian summer, the other day brings you the joys of winter. Well, we were in short sleeves about 3 weeks ago…

But recently it’s long sleeved ones on even indoors… More than that, we just had a chance to touch a real white snow. In October. in London. And I’m not shocked. Nevermind the negative sides of the snow so early, so unexpected, so uncommon here and so not right – you can’t help it, it’s beautiful, white on green…

I guess kids are the ones who are really honestly happy about the snow. You see little half melted snowmen everywhere and lots of beaming faces, snowballs flying and wet mittens drying later at home 🙂

Something else to look at.

Happy Friday!

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Today was a good day, since I’ve managed, at last, to sort out my pictures. My laptop is getting old and although I like a lot of things in life that start with an ‘old’, my computer will have to be an exception. It’s been quite a challenge to not to have my own machine and therefore I ended up with a pile of things neglected… Among many things – no less than 1182 photos to go through which brought me some really lovely memories. So here we go, while you had a break from my blog updates – we had summer:

lot’s of swinging in the woods

and lots of skipping

What I was capturing in a picture below should be rain (or massive rain) that kept on visiting us far too often through out the summer months…

We had mini and wet, but very much appreciated holidays in Wales

two very important birthdays

and one quite big party to hold

We baked and ate …

and really enjoyed it all. Hope you too have some nice summer memories to look back to…

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Life is beautiful

and I’m glad I’m still very much in it :). A little bit older since I wrote my last post

a bit more happier and all the same. That cake (made by my very dearest) was one fantastic chocolate present which was unfortunately not very appreciated by (chocaholic) me. Sigh. See next picture.

What would such amount of chocolate in one family’s home tell you?

Good things, I hope. I’ve received it by post, from a sweet, sweet friend (thank you Giedre!!!) for my birthday, as supposedly one chocolate bar for each year I’ve managed so far (+ one as a bonus)… with no instructions how to manage such an amount wisely… 🙂 I’ve eaten some of it, but you would be proud of me how good I’ve been so far. Sharing is the key 😉

Back to that lovely not very appreciated cake above. Don’t want you to start to think lots of bad things about me, so I’ll explain myself. One day we’ve gone to the estate agent without too much of thinking beforehand (that followed shortly after). We wanted to talk about selling our flat and ended up seeing big lovely flat for rent 3 days later. After some seriously stressful mind testing week we finally decided not to go for it but instead sell our flat and leave UK… We said ‘No’ to the big lovely flat, and an hour later we changed it in to a ‘yes’ and ended up packing for the next 6 days. So this cake was supposed to be enjoyed the evening before we have moved houses. The only thing I honestly enjoyed then was more boxes being sealed off… Although it needs to be said, the first part of the day was dedicated to me and I could not have cared more about what was waiting later … but then reality hit hard. 🙂 I can reassure you – having a birthday a day before relocating is not something I would necessarily like to repeat. But at the same time, a new home is one of the best presents that you can ask for (apparently…)

So new home! Wohoo – lots of space (at last) and lots to do… June must have had wings on as we all felt like we have been swept from May to July. Or to almost mid of it. Summer – wait for us!!! Please…

I’ve not done much of sowing, or almost none at all, to be precise, but if you want to know – I’ve learned how to paint walls (Yasmina you’re my star!!!), how to make rockets and live without the internet for almost 3 weeks. And I started knitting again. And reading, again.

Recycled water bottle rockets

and some paper cup rockets filled with sweets

all for my son’s School’s summer fair. 11 bottles and 38 paper cup rockets was only some lovely 6 hours of labour, but it was well worth it.

Thanks a bunch for your comments and all of you who keep on peeping in here. It’s been a quiet month here, but I guess we can handle it once in a while 😉

Have a good week!

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Nature is good, but what is really good – it’s me in it.

I grew up in a town, far away from UK (having said that, most of my summers were spent in a very green and very beautiful big village and I honestly loved it). In my teens I moved to even bigger town. After that there was life in a relatively small capital. The next step was London. I guess from here it will go backwards… Or that’s what I hope for. I love love London, also because we have a lot of parks and quite a few of them are truly amazing, but my soul is longing for a quieter, greener and more relaxed life. And I wish my kids grow up with far more freedom and in touch with dear nature.

I love trees

All of them

I want to plant some.

Nature aside, my toys are finally in the shop.

my first ever book I wrote…

Have a lovely week!

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Positive

This can be a spring thing: the warmth, the colors, scents and spurting life all around – it tickles your soul and body, makes you fall in love again, makes you smile effortlessly, feel beautiful, and feel good. I feel good. Very good. And in love…

All I want to do is be outdoors, in the green, run around with my family, play and then lie in the grass and watch the clouds in the sky… Have a picnic… And hold on to this happy feeling.

My plan to exclude ‘dairy’ from my menu is a good plan, but hasn’t been put into practice yet. Today I had some fantastic ice cream… I sort off pretended I forgot about the unimportant fact it’s made from cows milk. Worked well. And yesterday I had a very yummy pastry that ended up in my tummy even though I said ‘no’ to it. I’ve been told I’m a strong – willed person. I am.

My shop update a bit delayed, but is going to happen very soon. Promise.

Something to share – shelece, nataJane.

Hope you are enjoying your week. It’s almost weekend! Can not await – apparently we gonna have a very warm one here. I love spring.

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Dear Spring, we miss you. It’s time. For more blue sky. For more color around. For more light. Warmth. For more life. For more love. Come. Please come. It’s time…

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How do you color your Easter eggs? Or maybe you don’t. We do. This year I even managed to involve our 6 year old to help me with those onion peels. Hopefully next year he’s gonna find it more interesting and joint effort will last for longer then 5 min. Mama perfection was in control.
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Do you do this too? I do. And not just once… It’s great. Try it!
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This is what we gonna have for breakfast. Well, not all at once and not only, but it’s gonna be nice. Before they end up in our tummies we’ll play a game ‘Your egg or mine’. You pick an egg, you choose the strongest end and try it out on opponents egg. One shot. You win if your egg gets no cracks. And you keep it. For later. Later we play another game of rolling eggs… so much fun for kids.
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Bunnies, that already hopped into our tummies…
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Then some of us became very jumpy – wheeeeeee
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So yes Spring. Easter and then you. Ok? For real.
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It looks beautiful outside already. It’s just not very warm yet. Not at all.
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We’re waiting for you…
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