Monday, April 21, 2014

these days

IMG_8999 IMG_8998 IMG_8996 IMG_9032 IMG_9003 IMG_9016 Slow is the thing that I like the best about the holidays.

A little trickle of an idea; a thought, a whisper.
The trickle gathers momentum as it builds up speed and becomes a plan.
The trickle idea, now a fast moving stream, flows over or around obstacles, picking up and carrying stuff as it flows along, getting bigger and wider and more river like, more exciting.
The stream becomes so wide it is almost impossible to wade through and the plans and adventures become so real they must be believed, must be acted on.
These days are filled with adventures.

There are fairies in the forest. There are fires to be built. There are unusual snack combinations to try out. There are chicken relationships to contemplate. There are jokes that nobody else understands to laugh and laugh at. There are little secret notes to be written and stashed in odd places. There are songs and dances to be practised and performed. There are early, early morning adventures down the hill and there are nights crashed out on the couch fully clothed. There are episodes to watch in order. There are times spent making new friends, making clay, making gods-eyes, and there are times spent with old friends, with family and at home.

These days are chilly and long. Layers are worn and discarded as the sun hits. Boots are pulled on and off. Crazy messes are made and then tidied. Snacks are mostly eaten on the run. Hair becomes a birds nest and hidden under a hat. Games are played and to be continued.

Two weeks of adventures down and another to go.

I love these days.
I hope yours are filled with fun times too.

Big love,

x

26 comments:

  1. Beautiful blog!

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  2. Cool mushroom!! Absolutely fairies nearby. Xxx

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  3. Pepper is certain that fairy homes only have six spots for some reason. She is ALWAYS counting. xx

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  4. School is back for us tomorrow, I have had to condition hair to ensure it can be brushed tomorrow. We were nearly at dreadlocks stage. Good times.

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  5. Ah yes. I always love those times together as well. I know some moms sigh when vacation is coming, muttering about how they will manage everything with the children at home instead of being in school. I never understand that. I love having them around me, living without having to watch the clock, going out on adventures, spotting fairytale creatures in the forests and play until we are too tired to think of another game. Love that.

    Have lots of fun in the last week!

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  6. Magical place!!! Just beautiful!!

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  7. so beautiful to read and imagine :-)

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  8. So much magic in the pictures! I remember that i imagined little trolls living in the woods... i even made them little pots of food! Ah, good, magical childhood memories!
    Take care, Anne
    Http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  9. Lovely photos - it has been to warm where I live this autumn for fairy houses. My childrens school holdays have just started.

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  10. Beautiful pictures! Love the mushroom, fairy haven for sure!!
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  11. I love the school holidays as well and I enjoy making lunch at lunch time instead of at breakfast. My little ones went back to school today so it's operation tidy house today and loads of washing to be done. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  12. perfect days! this sounds just like our last two weeks, slow and filled with imagination and adventure. Sadly our holidays are over, but its a short week and I'm already looking forward to another long weekend x

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  13. Oh the holidays are slipping by so quickly Kate and I had so many plans and intentions! The holidays at your place look delicious x

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  14. We have just had out two weeks holiday and it has left us longing for more. Wishing for more boot wearing, non hair brushing, adventurous, falling into happy exhausted sleep holiday already (and that's just me!). The first day back to school is always the hardest :-(

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  15. Ah - Memories of my own childhoon and fairies in the dell. Growing up with freedom to explore, play and create - I love that my parents gave me all that. Your girls look like we did - at peace with the freedom. Beautiful moments that we treasure forever.

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  16. Great toadstool picture - what color and detail just popping off the screen! Your girls are lucky to have one another to go on these adventures.

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  17. Sometime's I wish I could visit your farm,I feel like I would like it there,just the scenery alone make's me smile.(this is one of my favorite blog's!

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  18. I love the fly agaric - I remember the first time I saw one, I was 32 and I acted like a 4 year old! Lovely post as ever. Jo x

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  19. Creating memories is treasure. x

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  20. I had to come back to this post Kate. Having just spent a week away and out of the city. Jeez I yearn for my kids to have this at their finger tips. At times I feel like I'm doing them the biggest disservice by inner city living.
    Enjoy the holidays lovely.

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  21. This reminds me of my childhood, off in the bush just making my own fun!

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  22. Wow! I love that woods....those trees...and real red mushrooms! I thought those were only in fairy tales!

    Cindy Bee

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