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Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

18 May

Firstly (faith part of the post), Happy Birthday to Susie, I hope you enjoyed the warm weather we all conjured up for you!! My birthday wish for you is… have faith and believe! ūüôā

Secondly (pixie dust part), as a result of the peculiar warm day yesterday, my child was a little overheated in his vest and sweater at school. Unfortunately, like his parents,¬†my child tends to perspire a little more than others. Yesterday, referring to his damp brow, he exclaimed “Mommy! My brain is melting”.

Then (trust part), I had an ((((interesting)))) dream last night. The beauty of some dreams is that they feel so real, so when you wake up, the lessons or learning stay with you as if they were a real experience. The whole dream got me thinking about trust and how important and valuable it is as a quality in people. The people I value most in my life are the people¬†I can trust unreservedly. And I think that goes for most (if not all) people. I think, when it comes to relationships, trust is one of the most common characteristics¬†of any long-term friendship or relationship. I have realised that, at all costs, trust is the one quality to nurture above all others. Because, once trust is broken, it can take forever to repair.¬†There have been a few relationships that I have lost over time because my trust in the other person has been irreparably¬†broken. And, unfortunately,¬†a few¬†relationships that I have (sometimes irreparably) damaged because I broke someone else’s trust. Hopefully one day I can heal those relationships.

This pretty much sums it up for me:

And¬†then, for those who take life a little less seriously,¬†this also hits the nail on the head… ūüôā¬† ¬†

And finally, for all of those out there who are holding back, afraid or whose trust has been broken… “trust life”…


Ye Olde Camera

16 Apr

Although my camera is still around, I seem have lost my photo-mojo a little bit. Not sure where it ran off to… But, I am not overly concerned, as I know it will come back when it is good and ready.

My camera bag is strategically placed on the dining room table, ready to be hauled off and out of the house at a moments notice, but it is (at least to me anyway) practically invisible.

Luckily there have been a few shots here and there. Like this one.


Erin ran over (in her pajamas) to visit Adam a few nights ago and they sat on the front step like this for ages. I don’t think they really even spoke to each other, they just sat. The sun was setting and I think they were simply enjoying the approaching evening together.

For a cynical old adult like me, it made me believe in wonder and magic and innocence, all beautifully embodied in the still companionship of two small children.


Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons
~Author Unknown


29 Jan

Look who I visited today. Oh, my word, I couldn’t make myself leave…¬†Jackie practically had to kick me out of the house. Offering to lend me all sorts of things for Adam just to get me out…

And she slept like an angel the entire time I was there. I don’t know why new mothers always make such a fuss about sleep deprivation… it can’t possibly be as bad as I remember. Except of course, if you can’t close your eyes because you can’t stop gazing at this…


Amazingly I managed to get some decent photos. Considering we were in a dark room and she had her back to the light. That’s why the¬†photo above is so grainy. She looks amazingly like Jaimie at that age. But also not like Jaimie at all.


Jaimie is on a complete BUZZZ  about being a big sister. Even Adam was suitably impressed. Of course, a lollipop is almost as exciting as a baby sister.



What is it about your friend’s¬†babies that¬†tugs at your heart? Especially the ones that you have known since you were (almost) babies.

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