Saturday, March 27, 2010

Aututmny Things.

It is the beginning of Autumn and finally, after a little bit of rain, it feels as though the dreadful New Zealand humidity might have been chased away. The sky suddenly seems so high, as though the ceiling has been taken off a house and the atmosphere is clear and breathable.
Cats are cosily curled up on the couch.
Hot water bottles have been unearthed from the hot water bottle cupboard. And vests are nearing completion (only to be discovered there isn't much difference in sizing from last years).
Last night I was singing 'Away in a Manger' to this little Hugo and only sang the first verse. Hugo was feeling a bit short-changed and said "You didn't sing it all, you didn't sing 'the kettle is boiling bit'". I had to do my best thinking which is very hard to do when you are all snuggled up with them in the dark, trying to get them to sleep but also trying not to let your own eyes close. I finally realised he was meaning "the cattle are lowing, the baby awakes". Hugo's version, "the kettle is boiling, the baby awakes" makes much more sense as we have a whistling kettle. I think I know how I will be singing 'Away in a Manger' in the future.


  1. all of your beautiful colours brighten my day.
    Cracking photo of Hugo.
    Have a happy day.
    xx Amy

  2. Aaah, don't they say the funniest things, and it is a beautiful photo of him. Strange you approaching the cooler months, our clocks go forward tomorrow night.... the start of British Summer Time...BRING IT ON!

  3. Love your jar cover. I miss my beloved NZ what a fantastic place.x

  4. My Mother used to sing Away etc to me and my eyes fill with tears wnen I hear it. Great post Love Dad.

  5. That is so cute! There should be a book of misheard lyrics I think ;) I really love your knitted vase cover :) K

  6. you are going into autumn just as we have entered spring (sort of, it's all pretty unpredictable here in the english countryside).
    i love your blog's colourful homely vibe.

    warm wishes xxx




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