Sundays are for…

Instead of a Sunday Night Rewind this week, I thought I'd share a little video I made on my phone this afternoon. Happy Sundaying, lovely folk.  (Turn your sound up; Elizabeth Mitchell, You are my sunshine!)    Untitled from Fiona Walmsley on Vimeo.       xxx

this moment

{this moment}: A Friday photo tradition with Soulemama. One moment from this week, one that you want to hang onto and not forget. No words. And if you're a blogger playing along, please leave your link!   xxx

farm chores day

I was reading (actually re-reading) this post from Alison of This Blooming Life today. I had never heard this Victorian household chores ryhme in it's whole form before: Monday is Washing DayTuesday is Ironing DayWednesday is Sewing DayThursday is Market DayFriday is Cleaning DaySaturday is Baking DaySunday is the Day of Rest How seductively straightforward. I'm with Alison, I struggle to […]

A slice of Wednesday

One of my long-time favourite blogs closed down recently and it really got me thinking. About how much time we spend recording and revisiting, about what we're not doing while we're busy blogging, about what the motivation behind blogging is. You know. Light and easy stuff.  It strikes me that blogging, particularly at high frequency, […]

over here we are…

  ~ Enjoying lavender from a friend. ~ Loving how fast terry towelling nappies dry on the line (so simple!) ~ Eating Zucchini slice for dinner, with a rocket, snowpea and parmesan salad and homemade kinda-lebanese bread.  ~ Loving having a special Aunt visiting for dinner which means dessert on a weeknight, this sultana cake […]

Sunday Night Rewind

{For this Rewind, I'm actually posting two posts which were originally published 23 and 26 September, 2009. These posts are favourites of mine with these old photos of our farm, even more significant to me now that we are here. It was also these photos themselves which inspired me to take more photos. It was […]


(It's so quiet! Hope things are peaceful over your way, this weekend.)  xxx

teeny weeny chicks!

Our first meat chickens arrived yesterday! Tiny weeny handfuls of days old fluff, on enormous feet.    Have you seen many meat chickens? They don't look much at all like laying hens. All upper body and sturdy legs. But at day old they all look the same. Cute as (chicken?) pie. (With apologies to all […]

A Slice of Wednesday

   Hello middle of the week. Hump day. Midway. SLICE day!!! HOORAY!     I made this one up. It's OK, not drop dead to-die-for fabulous, but nice. A nice slice. Quick and easy. Kid-friendly (as long as they are not allergic to peanuts.) It's not the prettiest looking thing, but I had excellent intentions […]


  After my less than stirling first effort in making a baby's cap, freestyle, I thought I'd go again. Although I promised myself I'd use a pattern this time (it seemed sensible), I.. er.. didn't, and it didn't actually work out too badly.      A bit unnecessary? Ah maybe. Whatever. Tilly and Henry loved it. […]