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(self-portrait by Monkey Boy; using self-timer. This kid is getting too smart for me!)



I feel like it has been a while since I blogged, and I feel like I haven't been taking any pictures recently – but it turns out that both of those fears are unfounded : )


In fact, I've merely been too busy, too focused on doing what needs to be done. And I think too, in the wake of packing up my home studio to be Baby Girl's room, I'm missing the paint and ink and rubber stamping that was my go-to creative outlet, I'm not yet familiar with current creativity – ie. I'm unaware of what I have done…


Inspired by a post from Elise Blaha Cripe, I took some photos of my immediate early morning (on ) – that is to say, before breakfast was over and the chaos of another day began!






My view outside… peaceful : )




My view inside : P




It's nice to have a little record of what normal daily life is like. Ali Edwards posted her current Random Things… and I remembered it has been a while since I did Around Here. So without further ado…


Around here I've been looking after Man and Boy and cat and myself


busy cleaning and sorting and tidying up and throwing things out


enjoying the small and simple things : )


giggling as I make a (often neglected) spare room into a nursery


inhaling the smell of other people's coffee


forgetting to write things down but remembering we had great days : )




I am listening to Man and Boy make bread in our kitchen

I am dreaming of drinking tea and coffee – but I’m placated with regular servings of hot chocolate : P

I am plotting an new approach to days at home with my Boy

I am smelling the juice from satsumas/clementines and craving all the orange-fruit I can get my hands on!

I am inspired by colour and shape – and noticing a trend in what draws my eye right now

I am delighting in the chatty boy who lives with us. While his incessant questions at times, grow annoying, he asks such wonderful things that push me to give good answers and prompt often fantastical, conversations : )

I am enjoying the aftermath of some serious house clean-up (although at times during the process I found it tough to let go of things…)

I am choosing to be amused (rather than miserable) that I have seen my doctor so many times in the past two months that the receptionists recognise me – and tell me I’m looking better….!

I am anticipating our second antenatal scan and finding out what’s in my belly – boy or girl…