Apr 3, 2013

The Greatest Challenge? Let me go.


This month's question for the group of international bloggers who like to chat on a given topic,
is somewhat of a challenge in itself.
The gem was to discuss a challenge which has changed you, from which you have grown.
I can think of a thousand challenges we face every day,
as modern women trying to balance great expectations in work and relationships 
and motherhood and sanity.
Balancing our insane expectations of perfection in everything we touch...
...wanting to fit so much in to every day... and keeping it all together for those who depend on us.

But when I read Marsha's words, talking of something personal which has been the greatest challenge,
for me there was only one memory, one thought, which shined so clearly through the mire of ideas.
It was the challenge of holding onto life, when it would be easier to let it go.

But first, I need to take you back....14 years ago... to explain...

Apr 2, 2013

Language of Flowers :: April's Sweet Pea


With the new days of April, there is a new Flower of the Month to celebrate,
and it is one of the old fashioned simple ones, the humble sweet pea.
If you live in the southern hemisphere, it's now time to plant them,
but if you live in the northern hemisphere, it's picking time.

Apr 1, 2013

Fabulous Front Entrance :: A letterbox that just flew in...


These cheeky little letterboxes would add a smile to the postie's face I suspect,
because they take an object which is often quite uninspired 
and turn it into something both stylish and fun. 
They would be particularly wonderful used as a contrast to a very ornate older home
or to follow the lines of a more angular contemporary one.
Called "KooKoo" (can you see the stylised bird shape?)
they are made in Australia, which in itself is something to be celebrated.

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