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A Sunday to Remember

Yesterday was our dear Erin’s 13th birthday, both the girls were away at a scout camp from Saturday morning and Erin and Jen were to come home around lunch time and celebrate Erin’s special day here with us. The phone rang early in the morning, it was the scout master, telling me that Jenna had stepped out of her boat into a hole in the ground that was hidden by grass. Once her foot went into the hole, there was a loud ‘crack’ sound! Now I began to panic! He wasn’t too sure if the leg was broken, but said it had started to swell quite considerably. My heart was beating fast, Erin’s cake was baking in the oven and Richard had my car over a half an hour away where he was mountain biking. I phoned him, he answered and was on his way home and almost here, he went straight to the camp to fetch Jen and Erie. Her leg had been splinted, the scouts were amazing, they had helped her so much already!

Off to the ER… Jen was so brave… after waiting which seemed like forever, she finally went into x-ray. She has a fracture just above her ankle and damaged ligaments. They put on a half cast up to her knee and on Thursday we have to go back for more x-rays and have a full cast put on. Our poor girl! She is trying to get used to the crutches.

We just realised that when Jenna had her 13th birthday, Erin was thrown from a horse and had to spend the day in hospital having a brace fitted to her leg and now on Erin’s 13th birthday, Jenna fractured her leg and was in hospital….

When everyone was back at home we celebrated Erin’s birthday, the whole family came over to share her day, it was lovely.

We love you so much dear Erie Faerie! Happy 13th birthday my love…

I made Erin a vanilla birthday cake with white chocolate ganache in the centre.

We also managed to spend some time outside with the chickens in the leaf pile…
Wishing you a lovely week.

PS Lovely rainbow yarn and backpack giveaway in the previous post.




Happy Birthday to our sweet Kye! How can you be a whole six years old already? It seems like the other day you were asleep in my sling. Our beautiful boy, so full of life and joy, each day we spend with you is precious…
We love you…
Love Mommy, Daddy, Jen, Erin and Caiden



Thank you so much for all the many birthday wishes that were sent through yesterday and for all the lovely emails and Facebook messages too, your kind words made me feel truly special and very blessed indeed! Yesterday was a wonderful day, we did go out to the nursery and bought a Ruby Grapefruit tree and some comfrey plants. I will wait for the comfrey to grow and then add it slowly to the compost heap. Comfrey acts really well as an activator, giving the breaking down process of the heap a head start. As for the spinning and dyeing, I didn’t quite get to that, I spent a wonderful day with family and then went on a lovely date with Richard last night. My girls baked me the most delicious birthday cake and they just added 10 candles, we all decided 39 would just be a bit much:)
It was so heart warming to see that all the birthday traditions we have introduced and added to our family over the years for our children, ie. a birthday table decorated with flowers, a beautiful table cloth and presents, a crown, baking a birthday cake etc.. were all so generously gifted to me yesterday by my children. They organised everything, wrapped presents and made me feel so very special, I just know that they will continue these traditions one day with their own children, how lovely… This brings tears of joy to my eyes and fills me with gratitude…

My beautiful and delicious vanilla cake baked by Jen and Erie…

Kye was so excited and couldn’t wait to sing happy birthday…

Today these girls flew up onto the kitchen window sill and had a look inside…

We collected a basket full of eggs this morning and Richard delivered it to friends on his way to work this morning…

I started working on orders again today… I have missed it:)

I must just share these two Royal Doulton plates with you… They were a gift from my wonderful mother-in-law. I love them so much! They are so beautiful, I am going to have them both framed in a box frame, I could look at them forever… Thank you mom!

Have a lovely day and do pop in tomorrow for Creative Friday if you have a chance:)



Today is my 39th birthday!
I am having the most wonderful day, I woke up to a beautiful family breakfast, with a table of presents just for me:) You have all made me feel so special, my family, I love you all so much! (I even had a rainbow crown to wear, so precious…. Kye insisted, and said, “Because everyone wears a crown on their birthday…”
Today, I am going to visit the nursery for fruit trees, I love doing this, really exciting and I am going to spin some yarn, dye some wool and of course knit too… Jen and Erin are baking me a vanilla birthday cake and making me a special lunch (shush, I am not supposed to know it’s a surprise:)  and later granny is coming around to babysit and Richard is taking me out on a birthday date…
I am the luckiest mama in the world and so filled with gratitude…
Love to you all,
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