117 weeks and 5 days | Childish Things

childish things

I ran a little giveaway on my blog recently, for some beautiful adult colouring books. The response was really fantastic and there was much interest in them plus it sparked a common theme, which ran throughout most of the comments I received. Namely, how everyone really enjoyed colouring in but hadn’t done it for years. One comment in particular really resonated with me and got me thinking. My reader, Natalia, had said; I was thinking of colouring as of something that kids would do but who cares what age we are? If we enjoy it, we should do it more often! And it made me think. When is it we stop doing childish things in favour of being more ‘adult’? And why? Why do we stop doing lovely, simple, enjoyable things? As I said to Natalia, ‘I totally agree. And actually — how many stressed kids do we see?! Perhaps if more adults took up colouring, the world would be a less stressy, nicer place’ It made me think of a passage I’d once heard. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. I… Read More

109 weeks and 5 days | 50 things that make me happy

A little meme has been doing the rounds recently called ’50 things that makes me happy’. The clue is in the name; what makes you happy? I have been tagged by my lovely friend Aby, who blogs over at YouBabyMeMummy, to give my answers. So here goes… 1. My three boys — tiny boys and big man-shaped boy. 2. Pottering about at home. 3. A new, unread, interiors magazine. 4. Blue skies. 5. Family get-togethers (especially our big summer barbecue). 6. The smell of freshly cut grass. 7. Picking my babies up from nursery and seeing their faces light up when they see me. 8. Holidays; in the UK, abroad, even bank holidays. I love them all. 9. Festivals. A weekend of joyful revelry. 10. Dancing in a field in my wellies. 11. Glitter. 12. My lovely friends. 13. Collecting the eggs from our hen-house. 14. Dolly — our beautiful little caravan. 15. Seeing Dolly pull up outside the house = adventures :) 16. A cup of freshly brewed tea. 17. My cats (AKA furry faced children). 18. Beautiful stationery. 19. Designing new things and feeling excited about sharing them. 20. Blogging. 21. Baking. 22. A busy, noisy house full of our nearest and dearest. 23. Fresh flowers… Read More