A weekend in Kent

one of the things on my 29 Things list was to take the train down to my sisters in Kent. i’d always put it off before thinking that it would be too expensive, and too difficult a journey to attempt on my own with 3 girls. however, when i looked at the booking site, train tickets were only going to cost me £30 return, the journey meant 4 changes, and i could walk between stations in london thus avoiding the underground. so i booked! by the time it came to actually go i was wondering what i’d gotten myself into… the thought of the long train journey was a little daunting… and i wasn’t sure i could do it. but did it i did! the journey both ways passed without a hitch, we made all of our connections no problem, found our way across london without getting lost, and had a great weekend! my girls loved playing with their cousins, Baya especially loved seeing the chickens in their garden. we had a lovely chilled weekend catching up, it’d been a whole year since we’d seen them, with baya just being a teeny baby at the time. kent was great, beautiful…

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Belly Cast

One of the things I’ve been doing whilst I’ve been so quiet on here is finally getting around to painting the belly cast I made last year when I was pregnant with Baya. (Number 8 in my 29 things to do) I’m quite pleased with how it turned out… now I just need to hang it somewhere in the house. I’m undecided whether to hide it away in my bedroom or put it somewhere visitors will see it??

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Manifesto

the manifesto above is by new zealand poet and photographer leonie wise. i was excited to stumble across her website and especially this manifesto that she offers for free download. i love that it’s a manifesto for the june, a theme of guiding ideas for the month. i love manifesto’s – love to print them out and stick them around the house for me to see throughtout the day and remind me of principles I want to follow. it’s also inspired me to have a go at creating a manifesto of my own… i’m excited at the thought of playing with typography, something i’ve not tried before. i’m in a place now where i’m no longer scared of my creativity… no longer bogged down by fear.. fear of not being good enough… of not doing it right…. fear of failure. so thank you leonie for the nudge to try something new to me! why don’t you head over to her website and get the manifesto?

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May in Review

 thought…everything will work out in the end…. a sound…of three little girls playing together a taste…of scrummy food cooked on the bbq an image…picnic in the woods a scent…the garden after a heavy rainfall a word…happiness a touch…a baby curled up asleep next to me a gift for me…releasing my fears a post you may have missed…list 4: things I love and garden fun

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