My Opus Magnum

I finally ticked ‘make lemon marmalade’ off my ‘to do’ list.  Apart from the fun and satisfaction that I got from making the marmalade, it was good to tick something off my long ‘to do’ list. A friend of mine once described life as being like running after a bus and never quite catching it.  She also said that she … Continue reading


Last Friday afternoon it poured down with rain which called for cosiness and spoiling yourself a bit. Miss 14-year-old and I had just got back from her fitness class and we decided to treat ourselves to coffee and our current favourite of a dark chocolate Kit Kat, shared. We settled down for a peaceful time together and looked through one … Continue reading

Golden Moments

I really enjoy spending time with my favourite nearly-two-year-old.  The other day we were having morning tea together when I decided to take advantage of the mild, sunny weather, and stroll around the garden inspecting seedlings, flowers and trees, and also tugging out a couple of weeds here and there.  Mr Two-year-old got his gum boots on to join me, … Continue reading