It’s school holidays here and so my usual hobbies are naturally taking a back seat. Not much time for writing and running, but the day 17 prompt on the 2016 National Poetry Writers Month website caught my interest yesterday. The prompt was; ‘Find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. Now write a poem that […]
What’s the theme tune of your life?
This popped up in my Facebook feed and I’ve had so much fun looking up the tunes that were number 1 in the UK charts on some of my Birthdays (especially apt with my big 40 approaching this month!). Check it out and enjoy reminiscing on ‘What’s The Theme Tune Of Your Life?‘! When I […]
After ‘3am In The Morning’ I am hanging out for ‘Midnight in Paris’….
I came across the music and vocals of
Loving the build up to a Sunshine Christmas
Just in case the world does end tomorrow (personally I reckon the Mayan who was writing the calendar decided to knock off for a beer and never got round to writing more dates) I thought I ought to write a quick blog post and wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from us folk in New […]
Lyrical Sunday – Week 25: Musical Instruments
Welcome to Week 25 of Lyrical Sunday! Lyrical Sunday this week is themed on ‘Musical Instruments‘. If you’re new to Lyrical Sunday, please click here to read about how it began (I have an inspiring daughter who tries hard to keep her ‘ole Mum’s brain ticking!) and to read poems from earlier weeks. We have […]
Theme for Week 25 Lyrical Sunday…
Charlotte and Sophie have set the theme for ‘Week 25’ of ‘Lyrical Sunday‘ as ‘Musical Instruments‘. Here’s some ideas… Do you play an instrument? If so, how does it make you feel to play? Perhaps you love to listen to a particular instrument? What instrument and why do you love it? Maybe you tried to […]
Things I’m Loving
Loving this gorgeous photo-canvas hanging on our wall, from Bags of Love: The photograph was taken by Dan one stunning evening at Princess Bay at the end of summer. We don’t get to spend many evenings watching the sunset together these days, but when we do it’s always unforgettable in the best possible way (so […]
Things I’m Loving… this last week of daylight saving
The clocks have turned back. This morning when the girls awoke at 7am I wearily acknowledged the fact it was actually 6am. Tonight darkness will fall at 6.30pm. The long summer nights will, for a while, be but a memory. We shall rug up, play board games, watch sunsets and admire starlit skies before bed-time. […]
School’s Out for Summer!
Last day of the school year today! It was an early start – 5.30am for Sophie, Alice and I! Dan crawled in at 2.00am, after his work Christmas drinks (much merriment was enjoyed at The Cross, where they sat sheltered from the rain in the outdoor courtyard playing giant Jenga and Trivial Pursuit). I tried […]
4 Seasons – Sharing the Love
I just have to share some love here! Firstly, Lou at Seaside Siblings, has started a weekly linky to celebrate the ‘4 Seasons‘. Wellington is the home of four seasons in one day, with its ever changing weather. Today I came across the following music video, ‘Wellington Love Letter‘, which was a parting gift from […]
Dancing through the generations
The music feels like a switch flicking on my body. Limbs move with ease to the rhythm, heart feels full with the mood of the melody and mind is clear of all thought. Shoulders back, tummy in, toes pointed with practiced precision. Face and body expressing a story without words. I reach out with graceful […]
ABBA – Spanning Generations
There is so much music that spans generations and holds a special place in the hearts of families. I was born in the early 1970’s in the height of ABBA mania. Every Thursday evening I’d stay up to watch ‘Top of the Pops’ and dance around my parents living room. Of all the songs I […]
Babar the Elephant visits Wellington!
Babar is a very well-loved elephant in our house and we were ecstatic to hear the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra bring the story of Babar to life on Saturday at Te Papa. Miranda Harcourt narrated the story and held most of the audience in raptures (though many of the very young ones preferred to roam […]
Kite Surfers Getting Close to the Stars this Matariki
It was a wild and windy southerly that greeted us this morning. We were all keyed up to participate in the various Matariki celebrations in Wellington City, but the comforts of home kept us from getting out of the door in time. We stayed put and listened to a ‘Celebrating Matariki CD’, which accompanied a […]