Sunday, 23 February 2014

Three Sisters Bake

Braving that cold February wind we headed to Quarriers village outside Bridge of Weir. Scooters and bikes for a wee bit of exercise on the cycle path. Quarriers village is a fascinating place- it is a collection of houses, each one unique which housed 'house parents' who fostered and adopted children. Now they are all private residences or businesses. One such business is Three Sisters Bake, a wonderful cafe restaurant. We had just planned on coffee and cake but we were tempted to lunch. The food was delicious but the highlight for the kiddos were the babycinos with marshmallows! 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Chasing Rainbows

You can chase rainbows every day but do you ever find the pot of gold? I guess not which is the point of the story. The boy and I chased a rainbow round the woods recently and I tried to explain to him scientifically, biblically and well the folklore significance of a rainbow. He was a bit baffled, and I don't blame him.

Looking back over my photos and thinking about what makes up my days - I think I know the truth about rainbows. They are special, and beautiful, an expression of love and promise. They always come after rain and storms and they are not an end in themself. In short we live day to day, dread Mondays, ache for our days off, exalt in the gentle kind moments, look for beauty - and it never ends. The pot of gold always out of reach, the rainbows evaporating in a flash to reappear again when the sky clears. 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Rainy Day Saturday

It's cold, it's wet, it's dreich - guess it must be deepest February. What to do but get out in between or amongst the showers. A quick scoot around the park was the order of the day. I can't tell you it was pleasant weather but we are stoic so we gave it a go! 

And in case you think I'd forgotten here is the Saturday dress- albeit it was buried under a million layers today.....

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Tuesday Again

It's becoming a bit of a habit that I write posts in my head but never take the time to set them out here. It's not that I don't take pictures, or don't write it all in my head - it's just that I often seem to think that is enough. And maybe it is sometimes, but it doesn't let YOU know what we are up to or what I'm thinking. It doesn't let me connect with you, so more of an effort please on my part!

So today, my precious mid week day off and the wee one and I took ourselves down to the West End. Just a little hour of shopping. You see those heart shaped cookie cutter, those were what we were after. They are for our Tuesday afternoon crafting. Something I am trying to establish with the kiddos to counter the TV, the iPod and the iPad. More of that later. 

The little heart (the wee ones), the dress and the teak pear bowl, well they were just the incidentals from too many charity shops in quick succession. And back to the dress (and the posts I write in my head) - I have been trying to wear a dress each weekend. Otherwise my uniform is BDG skinnies, and a jumper or tunic. I needed to make more of an effort so the 'Saturday dress' was born! And I do try not to wear them over jeans, but properly with tight or leggings. I can't promise a weekly outfit post but you may get a picture of the dress- we will see. 

Oh and I took Monday off this week which is always a good idea in my book. Anyway onwards and upwards and hope you all gave a good week.

Ps the wee one started stroking the soft willow buds and ended up grabbing an handful, made me chuckle!