talking pictures

The photographable stories today: 

1. Teddies on the line. Bit of an accident in a small bed. Who knew how many teddies could be involved? 


 Indicative of the favoured few: there were actually more on her bed but these were the potentially affected ones. Each has a back-story, just like all our children's toys. 

2. Gorgeous lilies

I read somewhere that flowers on a table inspire you to clean off the table around the lovely flowers, which makes you then review the mess on the floor underneath and then sort out the room around the table etc. It's true, I think. 

Adam and I are clearing out, boxing up and rearranging, finding room for our new little one who'll be joining us end June/early July. It's fun. And easier with gorgeous and inspiring flowers in view. 

The stories not photographed today:

1. Laughing out loud with Henry's very funny occupational therapist before school.

2. The marvellous midwives at the hospital I'm booked into – I always feel thoroughly cared for when I visit for a checkup. 

3. Reading Between The Wines bookclub, which met at our place tonight, over wine (or tea for the pregnant lady) and yummy coffee biscuits there was a bit of literary discussion. I adore it. It's a wonderful mix of people and there is always some pithy talk and lots of laughing. Perfect. We read Shantaram this month. Next month: Peter Carey's My Life as a Fake.

Hope you enjoyed your Tuesday!


8 Comments on “talking pictures
February 23, 2010 at 11:33 pm

How cute is that first picture????

I’m so glad you’ve got lovely mid-wives, it really does make all the difference. By the way, are you finding out the baby’s gender, or having a surprise?

Alex Nolan
February 23, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Just delightful. Love reading your posts, and I totally get the flowers on table thing. We are just heading into Spring here so there are lovely daffodils and tulips around – my absolutely favourite time of year. I will try the flowers on table thing this afternoon, and clear everything away 🙂

February 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm

You read Shantaram in a month??? Well done! Took me much longer than that!

green ink
February 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Love the teddies on the line!

I also find having flowers on a table motivates me to keep the table clean. At the moment we have some lovely tulips. I might get a potted hyacinth next.

What did you think of Shantaram? xx

February 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

hello green Ink! i have to be honest and tell you I didn’t finish Shantaram before book club! still reading! At first I was pretty unconvinced – his story is a bit unbelievable and I felt the narrative was a bit forced and self-conscious but he’s sucked me in. I’m in until the end now. The man can tell a story.

February 25, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Hi! We’re having a girl xxx

Alex Nolan
February 26, 2010 at 1:47 am

Hi again. I see from your side bar that you are reading Cloud Atlas. What do you think? We read it for our book club about 12-18months ago, and I must confess, I hated it. Every bit of it. Couldn’t get into it easily and struggled with the writing style and the content. I am reading ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert at the moment – another one of your suggestions, and loving it. Another confession – I am reading it rather than the prescribed book club one this month (The Plot Against America, Phillip Roth) and pleased I made the switch – so worth the bottle of wine it costs me to not read the book! Thanks again xx

February 26, 2010 at 11:04 am

Hi, yes we read Cloud Atlas last year. It was a bit divisive, people either loved or hated it. Passionately. I loved it. It took me a few chapters to work out what he was doing, but I am a sucker for an original plot structure and you don’t get much more original than that. I thought it was clever and fresh and it sticks with you. Sorry you hated it! Although from the discussion I can probably see why you did. I really liked the first half of Eat Pray Love then Gilbert just started to annoy me. I don’t love self interested autobiographies though so it wasn’t likely to be a favourite. This month in bookclub we’re doing Peter Carey My Life As A Fake. xxx


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