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taking stock: May


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Making: Beanie’s like a mad woman, for Create an event that I am speaking at in a couple of weeks.

Cooking: with my slow cooker. Autumn, pregnancy and a toddler is fuelling my current obsession.

Drinking: Coconut Water. I am slightly obsessed with this one: Coconut Essence

Reading: The time keeper. A mothers day present from my God daughter; it is brilliant.

Wanting: to replace my lost LAMY pen. I feel stuck without it.

Looking: through old photos and found the boats above, that I took in a little bay in Hua Hin, south of Bangkok and wanting to go back there.

Playing: with buttons, lace and material for my soon to be born miss v.

Wasting: time

Sewing: lace and love on crocheted goods.

Wishing: I had more time to catch up with my closest friends for coffee and just chat.

Enjoying: that Offspring is back on Tv.

Waiting: for the obvious. 60 something days till miss v comes to town.

Liking: that my herbs are growing ferociously with the autumn rains.

Wondering: why women compare and compete so much and why de-friending on facebook is a thing?

Loving: My husband and how hard he works for our family.

my beloved

Hoping: for friends to have babies and sisters to find love.

Marvelling: at the massive growth spurt my Maximus is having at the moment.

Needing: to organise myself more before we have a newborn in the house.

Smelling: Black Coconut Candles by Yankee Candles. Be still my smelling heart…

Wearing: A knitted scarf, white, chunky and homey.

Following: Baby Boy Bakery. I think my heart may just fall apart if I think too much more about her story at the moment. (Instagram explains what has happened @babyboybakery)

Noticing: How important it is to keep conversations open, even when I don’t want to.

Knowing: That God loves me and is desperate to meet with me each and everyday.

Thinking: About my next book and why it is taking so long for me to find the words necessary.

Feeling: a little better, post a crazy flu and a mental hip flare up.

Bookmarking: videos about russian nesting dolls. Im kinda obsessed for a message I’m preparing

Opening: Letters from my new pen pal from Post Mark Society.

Giggling: At my sons new word for Orange. It is ‘Oh- shit.’ Yep. He didn’t learn it from me. I promise.

(I found this idea first from Em here and it was originally from here.)

Taking stock of the little moments that are in your world and suddenly everything will feel a little brighter.


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