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  • MINI EDEN

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES, OUTDOORS, SPRING

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    Seeing some pictures this week of my niece and nephew wearing wellies and getting their chubby little fingers mucky making a mini world got me thinking. My sister also writes a blog { thelongroom.typepad.com} and she had an inspired activity time this week where she managed to plant some herbs and they got to make a mini jungle, in her own words; a win win situation! Read it here > Continue reading

  • RAINBOWS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: OUTDOORS, SPRING

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    A 1 minute pause in our day to stare out the french doors at this beautiful marvel of nature. Grubby hands and snotty noses marked the glass as we watched through the falling rain, the arc of promise brighten up the grey sky. It got an ‘oo’ and an ‘arr’ from us all. Continue reading

  • SUNNY DAYS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT HOME, AT WORK, OUTDOORS, SPRING

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    Sunshine has been missing in my life these past few months. Winter has dragged and we have been feeling woeful and gloomy, energy-less and being full of dreams and ambition seems too much like hard work. As soon as the sun comes out all that blue fades away and suddenly we loose 10 years, gain fresh enthusiasm for DIY and problems don’t seem to loom so large in our life. I wrote this yesterday evening but today the Sun doesn’t seem to want to come out to play! Good old English weather! Continue reading

  • NATURE WALK: TWIGGY COLLECTIONS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: CRAFTY GOODNESS, FAMILY WORSHIP, LITTLE ONES, OUTDOORS, WINTER

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    As my two intrepid explorers set out into the woods a few weeks ago I tasked them to find ‘interesting twigs’. February is not a bountiful month for obvious flora and fauna in Roundhay Park and so a more abstract approach was needed; no butterflies to count, ladybugs to find, rainbow coloured leaves to collect. So twigs it was and they scampered off scanning the dented footpath for dry, cleanish, stand-out sticks. My father and mother were also with us and in true ‘Bowen’ {1} spirit embraced the task at hand and deliberated over each offering the girls waved in our faces. Whittling the selection down to just the best twigs. Continue reading

  • FRIDAY 5: SOCK-LESS WONDERS

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: AT HOME, FRIDAY 5, LITTLE ONES, SACRED SPACES

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    So every Friday I am going to give you a 5 minute worship idea to do as part of your quiet time, family worship or at some point during your day. Maybe take 5 while eating your lunch in the car, or while the baby has a nap. Wherever, whenever if we put time aside Jesus joins us! Today I invite you to let your toes see the sunshine… Continue reading