Tuesday, August 13, 2013

~ a few things about me today ~

Making : slow headway in the "clean up the office" project
Cooking : butter chicken in the slow cooker and rhubarb compote for my porridge
Drinking : green tea with lemon
Reading: the best exotic Marigold hotel
Wanting: the red print dress from the new Country Road collection
Looking: at the rain outside and wondering if my washing will ever dry
Playing: snakes and ladders, uno, spotto
Wasting: time reading lovely blogs
Sewing : up a hole in a beloved stuffed toy
Wishing : I'd planted more tulips and grape hyacinths
Enjoying : Offspring on TV
Waiting : for bare legs weather again
Liking : my new blue dotted shirt
Wondering : how I can possibly have 13 odd socks in the wash this week
Loving: the cosiness of the wood fire Hoping : my leg is not too sore to play hockey this week
Marvelling : at the general lack of compassion for refugees from our politicians and media
Needing : time alone
Smelling : the daphne I "acquired" on a walk this week
Wearing : a woolly scarf, boots and a warm cardie
Following : my son as he scoots away on our walks to the post office
Noticing : the exciting beginnings of spring all around
Knowing : that I worry too much about things that don't matter
Thinking : about our big trip next year
Bookmarking :  I forget to bookmark - I take a snap on the ipad!
Opening : a bottle of wine tonight after the kids have gone to bed
Giggling : when my kids sing along to songs with all the wrong lyrics
Feeling : content

I saw this here at Pip's and then read Vanessa's as well - and thought what a great idea for a rainy Tuesday.
How are you travelling this week?


  1. I've been seeing a bit of these lately and I have to say that I love reading them :) How on earth do you end up with 13 odd socks???!!! It's been so warm here in Sydney that my girl has been wearing dresses for 2 days now. She came out of her room doing that most funniest tap dance saying that "The skirt and socks are making my legs dance Mama!" Here's to warmer weather that will make our legs dance!

    Sophie xo

  2. Love this! 13 odd socks is indeed a lot!

    1. I'm thinking the very helpful 4 year old found the odd sock bucket and tipped them all in the wash!

  3. lovely to read a few things about you :)

    my week is going pretty well, got my hair cut today.

  4. I love these posts. Off to check out the country road collection :)

  5. Hi Ally,
    Hope you're travelling well and 2013 has been good to you so far. From the looks of your list, life is rich and full at the moment.
    I'm just popping in to let you know about a little #reverb-like blog challenge my friend Meredith and I are offering from August 21 to 31. It's called August Moon and it looks all set to be magic!
    We'd be so excited if you joined us. You can find out more here: http://www.katmcnally.com/p/august-moon-13.html
    Take care,
    Kat xx

  6. Loving this post. A big trip? Do tell. Exciting!

  7. Gorgeous! Love the bit about the Daphne, I think 'sharing' flowers between gardeners is perfectly acceptable. In fact I actually feel a little bit chuffed if I spot someone 'sharing' a flower from my garden. After all, sharing the beauty and love of flowers can never be a bad thing.


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