And She’s Off

To school… First day of (intro to) pre-school today. She was so excited to go. We’ve been pumping her up for it you see. And one of her best friend was there and the moment she saw him, she was hooked on school! I was worried that she might freak out when I left but she didn’t. I said goodbye, she didn’t even acknowledge me, and off I went. I stayed for tea in the next building and left 30 minutes later. So here I am, blogging in peace (when I should probably be cleaning). Ahhh… the girls are growing

And She Rides

Yesterday Emma figured out how to ride a bicycle. I think I was about her age when I learned how to ride the bicycle. I learned on my own using a neighbor’s bike, an adult size bicycle, while holding on to that neighbor’s wire fence. I can’t remember how many times I fell, or how I managed, but after a lot of hard work, a few weeks of it I think, I learned how to ride the bike. I remember the moment still too. I got onto the bicycle while holding on to the fence. Since it’s a wire fence,

Famous Five

I have a thing for the Famous Five. No, I actually have a thing for Enid Blyton. But this is why I am extremely excited about a little trip to Corfe Castle that I have planned. The area, and castle, was what Blyton used for her Famous Five books. Giddy!!! So, just like when I was a little girl, I am now going to go to bed with a book and flashlight and read a bit of Famous Five before I go to bed. Until next time and hope you like this little card that I made using this week’s

The Piano

“Nothing is fun until you’re good at it” — Amy Chua Every morning Emma would get up a few minutes early and on her own would practice the piano. Sometimes the morning would be fill with pretty tunes while other times it’d be filled with off notes and a frustrated 8-yrs-old. When the later happens I always have to come into the piano room and tell her to eat breakfast first and then revisit the piece again after she calms down. Nine out of ten that usually works and she’d come out of the room with a huge smile and

Photographer’s WORST Annoyance

When something or SOMEBODY walks behind (or in front) of the (adorable) subject we want to photograph. I mean really? Did this person NOT see a lady with her big camera aiming at Jovie?!?! Despite the disturbing photo above, I did get a few good ones of the girls. I’ll share those later. For now, I want to share this card that I made using Waltzingmouse’s sketch for this week. I’ll be back later with some pictures of us here in England. Even though it’s still raining almost everyday, we’ve been going out still and doing as much as we

It’s VERY England Right Now

Before moving to the UK (two years ago) I bought a pair of wellies, or rain boots, thinking I’d be using them almost everyday (since there’s always a rain scene in Jane Austen and Agatha Christie would sometimes dedicate a whole page on weather talk). While I did use them, they weren’t as often. For the last two years England has been semi dry. Over a month ago, despite the lack of wear, I bought a new pair of wellies. I had a really good excuse, the other wellies didn’t give me enough ankle support and the rubber pinched my