fimo models and two girls washing the floor

fimo models and two girls washing the floor

It’s been a lovely week and I feel like life as a family is turning another revolution. The girls are fast growing up, becoming independent and easier.

They helped me to clean on Saturday, washing the floors and polishing the wood and the stainless steel around the house.

We spent an idyllic morning playing board games altogether around our ‘new’ kitchen table.

We also discovered fimo (for the first time as a family, although I loved it as a child) and made replacement ‘charms’ for a fairy charm game that have been missing a while, as well as some rather ‘blinging’ rings and a Merida and a Rapunzel toy.

The new kitchen table was my old desk, but I’ve moved my work-space up to my bedroom now so I can better ignore domestic life while I am trying to work.  I love the desk I’m now working at – a swapsie from Domain in Hove – a wonderful retro furniture shop.

Gplan desk and double screen

Gplan desk and double screen

We did a lot of outdoor play on Friday, when my big girl was home from school with a rather non-specific virus. Well, when I say ‘we’, I mean ‘they’. They’re playing so nicely together now. They made potions again, but this time, made their own green dye with mashed up grass. They washed and ate dandelion leaves (fabulous nutritionally and a wonderful way to get kids eating salad).

I also found this gorgeous picture of me, my granny, my mum and the two girls when they were teeny, and made a delicious ‘Spanish’ chicken stew.

Cooking, potions and a photo of four generations of women

Cooking, potions and a photo of four generations of women

The garden is finally open for business again and the girls and a friend built flowers from bamboo and old seed heads. We have a few real flowers finally in bloom too, along with a pretty show from the cherry tree.

We also heard some WONDERFUL Wildplay news. but for that, you’ll have to wait!

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home made flower

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