Fading in winter?

fading hydrangea flowers

I’ve been watching so many of the flowers in our garden or nearby fading away the past few weeks. A pink rose still bloomed less than 3 weeks ago. Then its petals began to wilt a week or so ago. And after the recent frost I noticed today that the last of it was decomposing away. A… Read More

Changing tastes

luce theo were 2

When they were two, their tastes changed.   Until they were two my twins had all the same toys which were gender neutral and mainly all in bright primary colours. But soon Theo just wanted to play with cars, trains and cranes. While Luce was interested in fairies and little ponies. She soon was crazy about pink… Read More

Frost and mist

frost mist landscape sussex

Jack Frost has come to Sussex! Winter is definitely here as this week we’re waking up to frost and mist. This was the view of the landscape on the country road by us early one morning this week. Black & White Photo Project. You might also enjoy… Autumn Mist Beyond the gate The week that… Read More

Siblings – Twins – December

Luce Theo Christmas Card 2014

So last Friday I panicked about getting a photo of Luce and Theo together.  Not to have something of the two of them together for my Siblings December post but for our 2014 Christmas card! Since 2008 – when they were one – I have sent out a Christmas card featuring the two of them…. Read More

My Sunday Photo – eavesdropping

lamb eavesdropping rooster hen

I watched the rooster and hen walking along together in the stables this week, making quite a din with their clucking, and then noticed the lamb eavesdropping on them. Suddenly I wondered  too what were the rooster and hen talking about?   You might also enjoy… Photo Journal – Face Paint & Country Animals Photo Journal… Read More

Glow Wild after-dark at Wakehurst

Lanterns mansion pond Wakehurst

How often can you take your kids for a walk outdoors at night? Well, we had this magical experience following a circular mile-long trail at the Glow Wild lantern festival at Wakehurst Place in West Sussex. Near the start of the trail we were given a lantern to carry with us during our walk. Only… Read More

James Herriot’s Treasury for Children

James Herriots Moses the Kitten

I smiled as I pulled out a large book from a box filled with children’s books once owned by my nephew and nieces. When I looked through the pages memories came streaming back of reading the books by this author when I was younger – All Creatures Great and Small, All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise… Read More

Eyes wide shut

open and shut eyes on horses black white photo

Black and white photo of two horses – one with eyes wide open and the other with eyes wide shut. You might also enjoy… Black and White Horses The Shetland Pony Young Dog in Barn Siblings – Twins – December

Beyond the gate

sunset tree landscape sussex

There is a path I often walk along in West Sussex which has a view of the hills beyond a gate I pass. The range of hills in the farthest distance is the South Downs along the south-eastern coast of Sussex. Last week the sun was setting as I made this journey with my children.  I took… Read More