on my mind…

Joining in with Rhonda Jean over at Down To Earth today. 


On my mind today is new-ness. The challenge and the stretch of it. 

We're the new family in a small town. Henry's the new kid in Year One. We're meeting lots of lovely new people and I'm getting used to my new-to-me oven.

It's also a week of firsts. 

Tilly's first ever ballet lesson. 

The first time I actually looked under the bonnet of a car with genuine interest, as my Dad showed me how to recharge a car battery.

First visit to the local co-op who support local farmers and supply sustainable organic produce. 

First time a complete stranger has ever stopped and asked if I needed help as I stood with one Blundstone boot in my hand at the back of my car, baby in front of me in a sling, trying to figure out how to squash the big spider roaming around the back of my car without accidentally whacking the baby. (The friendly stranger did it for me. I know it's not green and it was just a huntsman, but the idea of it crawling onto the kids while I was driving seemed accident-prone.)

Oh, and first pair of shoes. 


on precious new feet.


11 Comments on “on my mind…

Elastic Mom
February 11, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Hey Fiona, love your blog. I can relate to the newness. We recently made the decision to move from coastal Cape Town to a farm in the interior of South Africa, small town nearby, and all. I also cook from scratch and am looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

February 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm

We are new to big school and all the changes that makes to our glows and patterns and new to having the baby home by himself in the days.

And I recently tried your wheat crackers. Phenomenal! Love them. Never tried to make anything like that before. Not sure i eant to buy crackers any more. Afterwards I saw a similar concept on Heidi swansons blog- she had some more ideas of toppings that could flavor them.

February 11, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Grrrr iPhone spelling….

lily boot
February 11, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Oh my that pretty pink ballet outfit looks so very familiar! What a rite of passage huh šŸ™‚ Must be a wonderful feeling as you fit into and become part of a small, friendly community.

February 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Thinking of you as you enjoy (mostly I hope) these many firsts šŸ™‚

February 12, 2011 at 12:15 am

aw – sounds beautiful. I love you had help with the spider. i had a huntsman that lived under my sun shade and despite the fact that I knew it I never stopped jumping when i flipped it and he ran across the roof!

Linda Woodrow
February 12, 2011 at 9:09 am

Welcome to country life, where complete strangers stop to help at the least excuse!

February 12, 2011 at 9:36 am

Love seeing that green green grass. No prickles? No green ants? A beautiful part of the world.

February 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

The shoes are the BEST! I just want to squish those tiny little feet. (In a nice way, obviously …)

February 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Love your photos, ADORE that baby. She could not be ANY cuter!!

February 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

Sounds like a lot of great ‘firsts’. Enjoy them and engraved in the ‘never forget’ part of your brain.


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