Sunday Night Rewind

This post was first published on Tues 20th October 2009. Two years ago. There are people who will read this (again) who read and commented on its first outing, and THANK YOU so much, particularly long-term readers and friends, for taking this little Inner Pickle journey with me. I'm grateful for you, every day. I love this place. And I am so thrilled you are here too. 


more corners of home


dinner time, our place, tonight


You know I don't really know anything about blogging.

I only read my first blog this year, Soulemama, which impressed me no end, in fact, the first post I read was this one, which impressed AND inspired me. She made a felt pea, for heaven's sake. 

Were there really women not so wrung out by life and small children that they were doing such excellent crafty things? 

In May this year I had a revelation… not only were they doing them, they were blogging about doing them. Perhaps I could blog too! I love writing! Given I'm not overly crafty, I thought I'd blog about my edible craft, food! Food and feeding small children!

I thought maybe Mum and my sisters might read it.

Then I found myself digressing.

I started with food then got sidetracked into taking photos of what I'd accidentally left out of the dinner as I cooked it.

Turns out I was a long way from taking photos of a gorgeously dressed little girl playing with a felt pea I had made. 

Even my best-brownie-ever claim was hijacked by small child sticking her fingers in the photo to pick up the crumbs. 

But still, here you are! 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading my blog. I know you're there, I see the stats, even if you don't comment. (PLEASE comment! Have I told you lately how much I love reading your comments?! Thank you to my fabulous regular commenters, you make my day.)

I got an email today from a lovely reader in Germany (Hi Andrea!) who found my blog through my sister Naomi, and who reminded me why I love this so much. 

And why it doesn't matter that I'm not fabulously inspirationally crafty or artistic, that in fact, it's the underbelly of parenting that you relate to. (Or the picture of the garbage bin the kids are nearly put in, thanks, Andrea!)

So while I was going to continue my corners of home thing after I'd decluttered and sorted out the house, I realised you don't care if there's stuff all over the mantlepiece and last night's quinoa on the floor under the kids' stools (in themselves pretty scrappy) – here's one of my favourite places. Our dining table.

Organic pumpkin soup and spelt bread. IKEA cups. 3 bowls – Adam is due home any minute and his is still on the stove staying warm. No kids because they're allowed TV time while I'm cooking dinner. 

Thanks for reading, it's so nice to know I'm not going barmy on my own. 


7 Comments on “Sunday Night Rewind

October 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I need to tell you that I made your chocolate coconut slice this morning, and now it’s all gone; devoured by the visitors and my other half. Such simple deliciousness, and transported me right back to primary school!

Thrifty Household
October 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I love the ‘harlequin’ mixed seating arrangement- your house sounds fun!

island dweller
October 3, 2011 at 7:59 am

Thanks for the reminder of why we read…you inspire us to be artistic or at least dream about being so, as we wallow in domestic bliss and try to take care of our small people. Keep up the good work!

October 3, 2011 at 10:06 am

I made ‘Lazy Lady’ for all my neighbours over the last few days. Thanks for the inspiration!

October 3, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Still loving it with you, Fi. New adventures, same delightful little spot to have a few moments of peace and friendship, over my cuppa.
Ooh, must go put the kettle on!

elaine rickett
October 4, 2011 at 12:32 am

Do you know what – I have been reading your blog for a while now and never commented – but I just thought I’d say that I really enjoy reading it – I don’t have a family nor do I craft as such – I’m pretty old now, but your blog gives me an insight into what life might have been like had I been able to have children, also it’s nice to find another person whose home isn’t perfect.

October 4, 2011 at 10:27 am

I am still working on not being overly sensitive to comments that are not so nice. I often get something happen out of left field and then it stunts my blogging for a bit (sickness, feelings of being stalked, people wanting to just ‘nosey in’ on my blog but never get to know me…I’m talking real life people).

Thank you so much for being one the REAL blogs! Real life, real challenges, real children and real food.


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