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Holidays!

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

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What a smile! My boy is not only sitting, pulmonologist he has moved from tummy crawling to knee crawling and…  on our trip to Birmingham we had pulling himself up to stand.

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We went to visit Ben’s sister, medical who cooked us the most amazing meals and took us to see sharks and otters and other cool fishies.

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Ardtalnaig

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Wheeee!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

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25 Random Things…

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

1. I can’t stand raw tomato. Cooked is fine!
2. I would love to study mixed media/textiles at Art School.
3. I also have two webbed toes on each foot.
4. I love hearing peoples dreams and trying to interpret them.
5. I have two zillion creative projects I’d like to do.
6. I have the best friends a girl could wish for.
7. My favourite holidays were to Venice and the Grand Canyon.
8. I am obsessed with blogland.
9. I am obsessed with yarn and fabric.
10. I am obsessed with beads and buttons.
11. I once ate a worm because my dad told me to.
12. He also told me walnuts could climb walls. I didn’t know about blutak then!
13. I have the sweetest husband in the world.
14. I like cake decorating.
15. My favourite food right now is Japanese, generic six months till I can eat sushi again!
16. My favourtie writers are the 19th century female variety.
17. My favourite film is Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet.
18. Normally I prefer happy endings. I like happy things.
19. My favourite illustrators are Eric Carle, Lauren Child and Quentin Blake.
20. I wish I could go sledging today, but it’s probably not wise in my condition.
21. I have boys names picked out but struggling a bit to agree on girl’s names with Ben.
22. Mira has the best hair of any toddler I know! (I’m biased!)
23. I really wish she would not scream when we wash her though!
24. My favourite colour is blue – turquoises at the moment.
25. Being a Christian is the most amazing adventure I have ever been on!

Meme time!

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

I thought this sounded fun! Tagged by mrBen. Please humour me with your participation!

The rules for this meme thing are :

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open it to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, abortion the cool book, internist or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

You have to start these the day before you want to eat them – not because any drastic action is required, search but just because you need to let them dry out before baking them.

Nigella’s Domestic Goddess recipe for ricciarelli. My, she loves dashes!
And now I get to tag 5 other people with the meme:

Ruthy

Lorna
Deryn

Debra

Diane

I love reading these blogs so much – please keep sharing your heart and art!

Bless you,

Heather xxx

October Holidays

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Several dozen cupcakes later, about it I have reached the October holidays and feel like I just blinked and half a term disappeared.  ‘Creating’ is a word we use back home for someone making a fuss… so and so’s creating, look kicking off. I have been creating in the positive sense – I made a number of gifts for people that were so rushed for time I sadly didn’t get to photograph them…

I have been creating in other senses – creating new relationships in Dumbarton at the Rock, creating new thought patterns about who I am, discovering new truths and giving expression to them.

I had a dream this morning about getting a tiara set with large purple faceted gems and sparkly glittery purple shoes.  This reminds me of my identity, and blesses me so much, but also presents a challenge to live up to.

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Mummy cut my fingernails, Sildenafil
toenails and fringe…

Mummy cut my fringe today and put in pigtails...

She had to catch me first…

She had to catch me first...

I rarely stop…
Yes, ailment more cupcakes – wheat/gluten free this time…

cakestack

auntie

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Let’s go fly a kite!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

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Spotted today in rural Perthshire!
This is my most favourite soup at the moment – it makes me feel so refreshed and comforted and happy. This is the recipe as served at my dinner party last night, thumb
but you can vary it a lot to suit your tastes too! Specially recommended for colds.

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Ingredients (serves 2)

1 crushed clove garlic

1 heaped tsp grated ginger

1 sliced mild red chilli (or chilli oil)

2 sliced spring onions

Lime juice (and rind if liked) to taste

1 pint chicken stock

Tablespoon of fish sauce (nam pla)

1/4 can of coconut milk

2 packets udon noodles

Sliced baby corn and mange tout

Handful of beansprouts

Method:

Lightly fry the garlic, there
ginger, spring onions and chilli on a low heat in some oil and add the veg. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, then add the boiling stock and noodles and boil for three minutes, or more if you like your veg softer. Add fish sauce, lime and coconut milk to taste. If you are veggie, you could try veg stock and soy sauce. You could use any kind of noodles, and if I want a stir fry I leave the stock out altogether and add more coconut milk.

Enjoy!
Mira has taken to kissing in a big way – people, find toys, furniture. But I feel that something must be badly wrong if I catch her kissing a picture of Ronnie Corbett in the Radio Times.
kites

We had a great weekend away before everything gets really busy again. I am on the point of finishing a few projects too, ailment
so I shall post about these soon!

kite day

On the banks of Loch Tay – the wind was so warm!

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Disturbing News

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

irony

Spotted today in rural Perthshire!
This is my most favourite soup at the moment – it makes me feel so refreshed and comforted and happy. This is the recipe as served at my dinner party last night, thumb
but you can vary it a lot to suit your tastes too! Specially recommended for colds.

x
100_2987

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 crushed clove garlic

1 heaped tsp grated ginger

1 sliced mild red chilli (or chilli oil)

2 sliced spring onions

Lime juice (and rind if liked) to taste

1 pint chicken stock

Tablespoon of fish sauce (nam pla)

1/4 can of coconut milk

2 packets udon noodles

Sliced baby corn and mange tout

Handful of beansprouts

Method:

Lightly fry the garlic, there
ginger, spring onions and chilli on a low heat in some oil and add the veg. Stir fry for a couple of minutes, then add the boiling stock and noodles and boil for three minutes, or more if you like your veg softer. Add fish sauce, lime and coconut milk to taste. If you are veggie, you could try veg stock and soy sauce. You could use any kind of noodles, and if I want a stir fry I leave the stock out altogether and add more coconut milk.

Enjoy!
Mira has taken to kissing in a big way – people, find toys, furniture. But I feel that something must be badly wrong if I catch her kissing a picture of Ronnie Corbett in the Radio Times.

Irrepressible tenacity

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Irrepressible tenacity

This plant grows out of the wall on Squire Street, contagion near Dumbarton Road. I love it so much as it speaks so much to me of faith, site hope and determination. Two years ago there were just a couple of flowers in a tiny crack in the wall, and now look at it!

It doesn’t care that it’s in a wall and not some lush grass. It doesn’t feel embarrassed that it is out of place. It’s found the tiniest of niches and its got right in there, making concrete more and more beautiful every year. You could try saying, “You don’t belong here, could you take your purple bloominess elsewhere thank you very much,” but quite frankly it doesn’t care. And the world would be the poorer if it went away.

Maybe you’re where you are for a reason (excluding abusive situations ). Even if you think you don’t fit. Bloom anyway. Just out of sheer defiance to the naysayer. You are beautiful!

Lately

Friday, April 18th, 2008

 I have been busy – visitors, ed camp, capsule jury duty… I have been attempting to make a crochet throw, have finished a hat, and want to decorate some more… finished reading some Kate Atkinson and Alexander McCall Smith…

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Newborn hat

Eveleen's cake

Eveleen made this cake for all of us first time mums today – isn’t it fab?!

Uhhhmmmm….

Sunday, August 19th, 2007
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You Are 2: The Helper


You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You’re incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you’re thoughtful, warm, and sincere.
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

At Your Best: You are deeply giving, altruistic, and humble. You devote your life to others while caring for yourself too.

At Your Worst: You are manipulative and enjoy making other people guilty.

Your Fixation: Rejection

Your Primary Fear: Being unworthy of love

Your Primary Desire: To be loved unconditionally

Other Number 2′s: Mother Teresa, John Travolta, Princess Diana, Dr. Phil, and Mr. Rogers.

What Number Are You?

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