Thursday, September 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by Katy M1

Yesterday was just one of those days that did not seem to work quite right. You know the ones where moods, necessary errands and activities just don't mesh! So to alleviate the need for me to pull all of my hair out and so the madams little head didn't start spinning a la exorcist we went down and grabbed a cheap bubble machine!

Love it! Love it! Love it!

Lots of fun for both of us and as I have only just had a chance to try and navigate my way around flickr it gives me a good reason to try some ' arty farty' bubble shots.

Lesson of the day:

When in doubt : play

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What Madam did then

Yesterday involved cooking - which was interesting and me trying to explain why it probably isn't a great idea that she have a sleep on the driveway - to numerous "I'll be fine mum" - oh the logic of the two and half year old!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Just Bee



A small part of our backyard - funny after watching The Bee Movie it is never quite the same!
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Are we our own worst enemies?

Why do mothers and some women (with or without children) feel the need to judge each other so severely? As a sex there has been generations of women before us that fought for the right to do many a thing - to vote, equality at work, natural parenting, have or not have children - basically to be women. Now in the 'new millennium' we can vote, we can chose (sometimes)to be working or non - working mothers, we can wear what we like, have a million options for ourselves and our kids. With all this available you would think that there would be a mass of self assured, confidant, loving women going about their daily lives full - physically, mentally, spiritually. But I (and it is just my opinion) do not really feel that this is happening.............

More and more I am hearing of women, some mothers some not, to scared or lacking in confidence because of something another woman has said or done. Whether it be their friend, acquaintance, mother, sister, in law, teacher it is always at the hands of a fellow woman. I left my mothers group because I could not bear the continuous financial competitiveness, I could not put my daughter through another Wednesday afternoon of possibly not living up to the others standards and I couldn't put myself through not living up to their standards. I wasn't raising my child according the masses, I wore the wrong clothes, said the wrong words. Another friend of mine has herself in a complete and utter breakdown state because her 9 month old is not up to her mothers groups standards and she is starting to 'feel the heat'. I could go on but I wont subject you all to that!

Like me there are a few I know that have left mothers group, book clubs, gyms, etc because of other women - yes we have all found other creative outlets, fitness regimes and things for our kids to do - but should we have had too?

I am grateful for the experience as it has probably allowed me to become more confident about who I am and what I do - and it led to me starting this blog which I will be forever grateful for - I just wonder what happened to the sisterhood - can we not support where we criticize, can we not understand where we would usually judge, why do we not embrace the uniqueness?

Are we really living in a society where the most dangerous of predators are our own kind?

Warming the soul & Realigning the house!

What warms your soul? from hailey bartholomew on Vimeo.

The lovely lady that made this is an amazing person - she did the 365 Days of grateful - where she took a Polaroid for 365 days and found something to be grateful for everyday - you can check out Notebook magazine who did a interview with Hailey about the project and you can read it here. Which is how I found out about her.

Also have a look at her blog You Can't Be Serious. It is really a family blog and the entire family is insanely creative and totally inspiring - the videos her children have made are brilliant! A great way to enjoy a Tuesday!

I will write more soon - I am just in the middle of a "spring clean/realigning" and the words are either escaping me or a little jumbled.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Inspiration & a dirty car

I recieved this on an email and thought it was a brilliant example of just how resourceful and creative one man could be!

Check out Scott Wade's Dirty Car Art Gallery for more
(I couldn't get it to link properly but that is the website)

Have a great week x

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers Day Dad!
He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
~Clarence Budington Kelland

Happy Fathers Day baby!
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby