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  1. 365 ~ Days 22 to 28


    Knitting bigger hats. I do think he should slow down with this growing up thing.


    Glorious scones. I wonder if I’ll ever grow tired of them. I don’t see how that could happen.


    My days are really full now but it feels good to stretch myself and cook healthy again every day. Especially when a big pot lasts for a few dinners.


    The little wagon that gets filled and emptied several times a day. Amazing to see the world through a child’s eyes.


    Watching a movie by candlelight. It can be romantic or it can make you fall asleep quickly after a long day.


    As much as I love clementines and apples, I’m starting to long for summer fruit. Dreaming of strawberries and peaches.


    Another batch of scones. Is it wrong to have them featured twice in the same week?

  2. 365 ~ Days 15 to 21


    Helping the husband make fruit cake. I always think the dried fruit bits soaking in juice look like little jewels. The colours are irresistible and I always grab the camera when I see them.


    Pizza while watching award shows was a tradition started with my sisters. Now I share it with the husband. It feels deliciously naughty to be munching on junk food while watching beautiful dresses and “choosing” which ones I’d like to own. Simple guilty pleasure, I guess.


    Dark chocolate covered almond treats. I should have kept on walking when I spotted them in the shop. I simply couldn’t resist them.


    Trying to keep up with the little hungry caterpillar. Must be another growth spurt. Or perhaps the constant motion.


    Christmas in the mail. Beautiful necklace. She has impeccable taste.


    They say colds last three weeks or 21 days, right? It means mine should have only 24 hours left. Keeping my fingers crossed.


    The great thing about Christmas parcels delayed by the snow storms is delicious chocolates in January. Who can argue with that?

  3. 365 ~ Days 8 to 14


    Putting down the holiday decorations. It’s amazing how fast the season flashed by.


    Baking Madeira cake with a twist: using orange juice and rind instead of lemon. Very, very nice. Will definitely try this one again.


    My little helper who now follows me everywhere I go. Curious monkey.


    Working on my inspiration book. Flipping through the pages puts a smile on my face and new ideas in my head.


    Storing away the bassinet. I can hardly believe it.


    Reducing my old recipe book and making it look prettier. Many recipes I won’t use anymore.


    My old trusty slippers are getting tired. Dreaming about some good comfy clogs for wearing in the house. Any suggestions?

  4. 11.1.11


    It looks like 2011 is on a rush! How are your resolutions going? Did you make any? I decided not to officially make any but to work towards the usual goal of a better me. I thought if I didn’t have any specific rules and deadlines I’d be more likely to stay on track.

    I’m happy to report that things are going well on most fronts: I’ve been doing a lot more cooking and baking; I’ve been tidying up a little bit every day, even if it’s only a drawer or a shelf; I’ve been working on kicking this cold I’ve had for a couple of weeks so I can start exercising and get back in shape after the pregnancy; I’ve just started my fourth book so far this year (not counting child-rearing ones); I’m spending less time online (it’s amazing how time flies when you’re surfing!). I guess what it is is that I’m getting better at managing my time with a little baby and coming to terms with what’s achievable and what’s not.

    I hope the positive energy keeps following me.

    How are your resolutions going?

  5. 365 ~ Days 1 to 7

    Following Benita‘s lead, I’ve decided to take at least one photo a day to keep me connected to my creative side.

    Here’s the first week.


    This kid is constant motion. Even when tired.


    Transferring frozen cubes of homemade food into storage bags. The little one has food for quite a while now.


    Finding inspiration to corral all the new toys in the house. Christmas was good to a certain someone!


    Apparently building towers and picking up a million toys several times a day was in the job description. Must have been the small print.


    Putting away clothes made me feel sad. He has grown so much in such a short time. Then again, time has flown by since his birth.


    Trying to declutter the house, one shelf/box/drawer at a time. I wish naps were longer sometimes. Having said that, I do miss him when he’s not around.


    Re purposing my grandmother’s cutlery tray. It’s old and burnt (not sure how that happened) and it reminds me of her neatly organised cupboard where it used to be. I miss her.

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