Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I loved yesterday

It was exactly everything I love in a day. In the morning the kids played beautifully and then invented some camera's out of things from the recycling bin. As it was such a nice morning I suggested we take them into the woods and be wild life photographers. Click

Smile :-)

In the woods we found lots of treasure, a birds nest,

an egg shell

an old coin, which oddly enough Rebe found right here... 'the shop'. So I suppose for many years people have played shops here, or perhaps it's a magical gnome coin dropped when the gnome shop opens at night?

The kids wanted to go down one of the sets of stone steps to the beach rather than carry on through the woods to the cliffs.

So we paddled (and sat) in the wet sand and water

and spent a lot of time looking in rock pools,

for green crabs and little fish,

shoes and camera abandoned.

At home again while Joa was napping we played with dough that we had left to rise while we were on our walk and made wonderful shapes,

snail (of course).

We shared the making and eating with a little visitor (on holiday in the village for a few days) and the kids continued to play together beautifully, no squabbles or rows or shouting. I could sit and knit and when Rebe's friend left she asked me to help her make this little puppy...

In the afternoon the weather turned to over cast and drizzle, Andy got home from work, so I put Joa on my back and went off for a good walk. He had gotten cranky, his 7th tooth has made an appearance and was making him miserable so some fresh air was in order.

Home again for a good dinner, lovely stories, giggling at Joa shouting his head off and proud of his walking, more knitting and bit of doll making and sharing time with Andy.

I loved yesterday and I have a feeling today is going to be pretty good too :-)


  1. How lovely to see your life returning to joy, and simple pleasures.

  2. Sounds like a perfect day, it is days like that you hold in your mind when other days are not quite so harmonious :-)

  3. Laura, it does look like such a wonderful day! I love this post!

  4. What a wonderful way to spend a day! I just love their little "cameras". How cute!

  5. I love the way that your children make things to play with. I think that is ideal. As an adult I collect dolls especially the ones that children have played with and evoke childhood memories. But I had only a few dolls as a child. I made tons of paper dolls, constructed cardboard houses, etc. I homeschooled my children in Texas, US, and valued that creative play and time outside. I don't see that in a lot of children these days who get toys based on TV shows or movies. I am rambling on here, sorry. I just want to confirm and encourage you!