The woven art of friendship

The Art of Friendship-12

On Saturday, my friend Louise brought us together for a day of making. Lou, Jo, myself and our girls spent the afternoon creating Christmas wreaths from natural materials like leaves, native flowers, rattan, ivy trails and wisteria tendrils we cut straight from the vine. Natural art forms woven tight with the sacred art of friendship. Lou ...

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I truly hate putting myself out there

I Truly Hate Putting Myself Out There

I truly hate putting myself out there. Sure, I'm vocal and stand strong when I believe in something, but every time, every single time, I have to wrench myself out of a deep hole to do it. I'm sure there are people out there who relish being the centre of attention, but I am absolutely not one of them. Does that surprise you? See, there is this ...

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Why playing in the streets matters

Free range kids

You can’t move these days without having to battle through the waft of nostalgia that lingers everywhere. We parents grew up in Utopia, you see. Booted out of the house at sunrise, we were left to independent-play in the streets, connect-with-nature and forge new friendships with kids across a diversity of socio-economic backgrounds … or something ...

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Weekend Rewind XXX: How did we grow up so fast?

The Weekend Rewind turns thirty today... on my blog at least! It's a lot older than that when you consider that it ran on Life in a Pink Fibro for ages before it landed here (sigh, much as I love Al's Allison Tait site, I still miss the fibro). Add that sensation called Sonia from Life, Love and Hiccups as my fellow hostee (new word?) since number ...

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Parenting by heart | A garage sale happened in my garage

We had ourselves a garage sale last weekend. Who'da thunk it? Not I. I'm a give-it-to-Vinnies, pass it onto friends, list it on freecycle, kinda gal. Remember the pram guy? Anyway, it's not that I'm completely altruistic, it's just that selling stuff requires great amounts of effort and I'm just the laziest person on earth. Giving stuff away is ...

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Weekend Rewind XIX: Replaying your fave post of the week

I blogged three times this week. It's a miracle! Did you meet Toula? Her hair is a miracle. And getting Cappers to the concert on time in the heavy rain and pouring traffic was also, you bet, a miracle.Must have been a good week!This week Problogger's "Ultimate guide to leaving comments on blogs" has got me thinking all about comments. See, ...

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Weekend Rewind IV: Replaying your favourite post of the week

Hello hello and good day to you.How was your week? Mine was full of sickness (my family's) and (mental) health (my lack of sympathy towards said sick people makes me think I may be psychopathic). Otherwise, all good.I did manage to find some reading time; mainly while watching So You Think You Can Dance on Friday night and Under the Dome on ...

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Weekend Rewind III: Replaying your favourite post of the week

Happy Friyay to you all! Did you have a good week? Certainly it was a fast one, right? Because if it's going to be August next week that means that ALL of the weeks are fast ones.Last week's Weekend Rewind proved to be just as wonderful as our debut effort. So many good posts out there that we might otherwise miss. There were lots of new faces to ...

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Weekend Rewind: Replaying your fave post each week

Call me practical (or call me, maybe?), but I quite like the idea of a handy weekly guide to the best posts out there in blogland. Story posts, crafty posts, opinion posts, parenty posts, travelling posts, foodie posts, styling posts, homey posts - I love 'em all. Even 'what I wore' posts.So, here's the thing, every Friday at 4pm the Weekend Rewind ...

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A reunion!

Today marks two years since I started writing grateful posts on my blog. Two years, most Saturdays, the occasional one skipped.What does it mean?Well for one thing, I look at my grateful list and I'm very proud. There are a lot of rather insignificant things on that list that might otherwise have passed me by. I noticed them and they are part ...

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