Very Hands On! (A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands)

From the moment my son was born, there wasn’t much he didn’t miss. He was always looking, absorbing everything. Routine is something he and I very much have in common. Hence when his sister came along, he was there for her.

What makes me smile each and every time I see this photo is how big brother was showing little sister how to open her mouth wide for her yoghurt. The yoghurt he’d retrieved and opened himself just for her. My darling boy was very hands on!

Hands is this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge word from Nancy Merrill Photography.






Springtime Memories (Wordless Wednesday)


Springtime Memories







It’s as simple as Black and White

Although my Darling Boy’s recovery is going better than expected from his tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy last Friday, it’s still not fast enough for him. He can’t quite grasp the fact that even if his throat isn’t THAT sore he can’t go fishing.

Was it only just a week ago he was participating in the local Fishing Derby catching some rather decent-sized salmon? For him, it’s as simple as Black and White!

Life is as simple as black and white!

The fact he’s had surgery, albeit not an organ transplant, it was surgery never-the-less, and his entire body is now working together ensuring him a speedy recovery. He doesn’t appreciate how his body NEEDS rest so it can heal.

For him it’s a simple case of he wants to fish so for the rest of week I fear I’m going to hear a lot of… “mum, how much longer?”

Oh My Bucket List!!!

Oh… My… Gosh… I had absolutely no idea when I woke this morning just how incredibly amazing this day would be AND… just how many ticks my Bucket List would receive!

Initially it certainly didn’t seem that way having “popped” into Macy’s for what, I can’t remember now, but I do know that by the time we left we had to go back to the hotel to drop off all the bags, good grief!

Eventually after a few false starts we were finally on our bus tour of Uptown New York. Honestly, I think I could live in New York City for the rest of my life and not see everything. This is one amazing place – be still my beating Bucket List!

We saw the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, tick!

Walk like a Dinosaur!

There was a wedding in Central Park, tick!

Wedding in the Park

The Cathedral of St John really is big enough to hold the Statue of Liberty but the sculptures were even more impressive, especially as it’s still a work in progress. A tick I wasn’t even aware of!

St John's Cathedral

The best was yet to come as even though I can’t ice skate I’ve always, always, wanted to ice skate at The Rockefeller Center. And skate I did… tick, tick, tick!

I'm skating on Rockefeller Center!!!

The best part was that we weren’t alone… my niece and her partner were there to share the night of dinner and skating with us, SUPER TICK!

Fun times ice skating!

It was such a cool time being with the family, tick!

Rockefeller Family

But there was still the Top of the Rock to conquer, nicely!

Nice Family

and not so nicely!

Not so Nice Family

Then we actually went to the top… brilliant… tick!

Lovin' the view from "Top of the Rock"!

Oh my, what will explode first, my head or heart… “mum, how much longer?”