Knitting: Simply playing with sticks and yarn, I’m creating magic. Cozy, fluffy and so warm- My winter feels less tragic. Cheaper Than Therapy On days so cold you want to weep (Even with the proper gear) And hibernation sounds quite smart Us knitters never fear. Armed with needles, pattern, yarn We’re knitting up a… Read More Knitting My Way To Sanity: Winter Survival
Romance here we come! Five ways to express your love, Plus one great novel. Let’s read something that Will set our hearts aflutter. These books do the trick! Revelry in Romance “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate” by Gary Chapman Learn just what they are, So give… Read More Romance Reads: Haiku Book Review
How do we inspire art? Now that we’ve established how to get art going at home (for the kids and yourself) where do you begin? Coming up with ideas for this one is not an area where I shine. I can fetch paper and crayons, but not much more than that. I… Read More Inspire Art: Books of the Week
Summer survival with the kids is a serious business people! We’re out to enjoy summer vacation, not go crazy. Let’s make some memories, get unplugged, enjoy time with our families… all while keeping the house somewhat clean. No, this is not the impossible dream of a raving book lunatic (that would be me), but… Read More Summer Survival, Part Two
I wish I had a rocket ship To soar me to the moon, And dance along the Milky Way And not come back ‘til June. I wish I had a motorbike To zoom along real fast, And weave along a winding road And other cars zip past. I wish I had a… Read More Wanderlust
Writing is increasingly becoming a big part of my life. The blog, poems, my stories… Considering that I want to be a children’s author when/if I grow up, this is good. Paper, a fountain pen, and a pot of my favourite tea– give me that and I’m a happy girl. These days, my fountain pen… Read More Writing Up a Furious Storm of Words
Spring, so the calendar tells me, is here. Although it is undeniably warmer I am still hungry for what I love about this season: green shoots poking up in the garden, buds about to pop on the trees… but to make that happen, we need rain. I keep anxiously scanning the clouds, hoping for… Read More Rain Dreams: Bring it on Spring!
Cream or Sugar? I hope I’m never too old To enjoy a tea party: Gathering with friends (Real or imaginary) To visit and laugh Over the beautiful staccato Of delicate china. For really, tea tastes better When sipped from something Both dainty and pretty, And carving out time With dear friends Is far sweeter Than… Read More Cream or Sugar?
Happy Groundhog Day to you all! Do you ever feel like Phil Connors? Stuck in a time loop, just like the character does in the movie “Groundhog’s Day”? As he puts it “what would you do if you were stuck in one place, and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did… Read More One Wise Rodent
“But Mum! I was hungry!” My mischievous Bruce may want to be a ninja when he grows up, but his current attacks on the kitchen is more reminiscent of a viking. Pillaging snacks on whim, he’ll take the loot and feast in his room. Given how he likes to hide the evidence, this leads to… Read More Snack Ninja