Sunday, 18 September 2011

a break

"The child must know that he is a miracle,
that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been,
and until the end of the world there will not be,
another child like him."
Pablo Casals

In times of tension, I need to remember this.


I'm taking a break from blogging for a while.
Life's been calling my name much too often lately
and there are so many new things I need to tackle.
I may drop by your places every now and then when time allows.

Take Care!

Friday, 9 September 2011

flowers for your friday

Schools start on Monday.
My little man will embark on a new journey.
Hope he has lots of fun along the way.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

so far today

Can you see how fresh the plants at the entrance to our block of flats look?

Can you see how grey and dark the morning is?

Yeap! We got rain! Lots of it. It started last night and kept raining until about midday today.
So refreshing!

What can a woman do when it's all fresh and cool outside?
Well, have coffee at the balcony, of course, enjoying some 'hooky' time.

And what can a mommy feed her little man, other than  warm, thick bean soup, loaded with
chopped veggies?
(have you spotted the sun-dried tomatoes my dad's made and the yellow carrot?) 

Yesterday turned out to be a good day, after all. I suddenly felt on top of things after having shared my miseries here and managed to do quite a lot of housework.
And now, my son's waiting for me in his room to de-clutter his book cupboards.
We need to make space for his school books.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


I love this month's picture from my calendar!
It's not very autumnal, but neither is the atmosphere here.
It's hotter and more humid than August!
There is some promise of a change in seasons in the evening breeze
but other than that, summer is still here.

 Of course, we (I)'ve eating a lot of grapes,
but I long for a change in the air as well.
I long for cooler afternoons, I long for cardigans and I almost can't wait to snuggle under my crochet blanket.
And I long for rain!!! Where are the August showers I love so much? I would even be happy with a whole-day beautiful September drizzle. As long as there's water falling from the sky.

I find myself completely disorganised these days. My mind is scattered here and there (I still don't know which school I'll be working at - at least I know where I'll be living!)
I've got hundreds of items in my (mental) to-do list and don't know where to start. Well, I do know where to start: my son's room. I need to de-clutter it and get rid of toys and baby clothes and baby books, have it painted and then do the fun part : decorate it!

I somehow feel that all the stress I had in the previous weeks, waiting for my job placement,
hasn't lifted yet. All I want to do is read and crochet and lay back.
Well, this is not the right time to lay back!
I need to pull my act together!
Classes start on Monday.
And I want my son to have a warm, welcoming room to get back to after school.