Monday, March 12, 2012

Around and About.

This weekend Jonno and I ducked away for a couple of nights (thanks to Jonno's parents) to the beach house (once again, thanks to Jonno's parents - they are such good sharers). This meant I could ride my bike!!!! Riding out to dinner, out for hot chocolate milks, out for bread - out for anything.

Aside from that, last week was a quiet recovery from the previous weekend. Hugo had a day off to ground himself after major birthday partying. He decided that we needed to set up a home school(!!!!!) and do some work on his sight words. I printed out two sets of words and spread one set around the floor, placing a marshmallow on each of them. Hugo had to match the other set but could only eat a marshmallow if he could read the word. Great incentive - especially because he hadn't eaten in three days (that's actually a fib).

I have been crocheting on the couch quite a bit over the past week - I've had another order for Floss Bunnies and have been very happy to sit down and 'work'.
Thank goodness Hugo's leftover party decorations will come in handy this weekend for Archie's party. That's the good thing about having their celebrations so close together. Archie's actual birthday isn't until the end of April which is buried in school holidays. It always seems better to catch one of the last weekends of term.
I've also had a little burst of enthusiasm around the house inspired by my pet tutu.
I painted our kitchen red almost nine years ago. I loved it for years but found over the past little while that it really sucked in light and was becoming overbearing. So now it is pink. Since the photo was taken I've painted two coats and have one left to do in the morning. It is so fresh and clean now, the light seems to ping about. It's so strange to wake in the morning to a red kitchen and go to bed with a pink one. That's just how some days seem to work out.
Lots of love,
Kate xxooxx.

12 comments:

Truly Myrtle said...

Your photos are glorious, as always!
Love your pink kitchen - and really want to change my sofa to look like yours ; )

Aunty Mum said...

Can't wait to see it. You're so brave!

Lily said...

Hi Kate, I too had red walls in my living room and dining room. I loved them when I was out at work and only coming home to them in the evening. When I gave up work after having Little Son, though, I found it sucked the light away and was really oppressive so its now 'pale amber' which is a sort of homemade icecream colour.

sue said...

I lurve my bike so much and really must get round to adding some more prettiness to it!
Great idea with the marshmallows, wish we could use them in school but we're supposed to be healthy, they just have to slog away and learn them!!!
Adore your kitchen pinkiness, mine went from terracotta to palest palest pink last year and I love it!

The Sailor said...

...YOUR BIKE IS AMAZING. Serious. Ahhh, I love it.
Great post.
-Kate

Nu said...

I absolutely love the bike!! it's wonderful! so so so colourful and fantastic!

Rachel said...

I like the pink, it reminds me of ice cream and our cat who used to lick the empty cardboard wrapper after a block of neopolitan. Did you get that in Oz?

I love any pics of your crocheted bike!!!

Lynne said...

Your bike is so stinkin' cute!

madame H said...

Your bike is sooooo lovely !!

Buy Cheap RS Gold said...

great pics!!!! very country side effect, love your outfit so chic and lovely!!!

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Judy said...

Love the bike!

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