Dear Blossom, you really appreciate the beauty of life and I have a feeling that Spring may become your favourite season. You stop to listen to birdsong, collect fallen petals to pass on as gifts and find delight in each and every new bud. Your enthusiasm for life and nature is contagious! Dear Bubbles, I love that you can find your way round our secret garden without any direction, throw twigs in the pond for the fish to eat and take your shoes off in every cafe we visit. Your sweet ways warm my heart. Dearest Daughters, may you always find time to stop and smell the roses.
Dear Blossom, I am loving your enthusiasm for gardening and so proud of your sweet and generous nature. I’m sure Wendy the goat will be delighted with her home grown carrots but I just hope that you will allow us to eat some too! Dear Bubbles, you’re growing fast now that you’ve entered your twos and I’m loving the little lady you are becoming. Watching you dance and sing as you do your self-taught ballet is one of the sweetest parts of my day. Dearest Daughters, watching you grow is both a privilege and a joy, but please don’t grow too fast will you!?
What cute things have your kiddos been up to lately?
Last week I turned the big 3-0 and to embrace this next decade I decided to make a list of 30 things I would like to do in my 30’s. Some are big life goals, the things I dream about and others are simply fun or grown up things I’ve been meaning to get round to. In no particular order…
Get a good camera and learn how to use it!
Start a Social Science degree
Grow our family through adoption
Make a patchwork quilt for each of my girls
Go on a flower arranging course
Learn to embroider
Finally learn to knit!
Learn to play the ukulele with my girls
Start learning to speak German
Get a pet (maybe a rabbit?)
Start a veggie patch
Shear a sheep
Read all of Agatha Christie’s Poirot
Read the Anne of Green Gables series
Read the Little House on the Prairie series
Make a Will
Become a blood donor
Sign up to be an organ donor
Go for a Chest & Heart check up
Climb a mountain
Go to a West End Show in London
Take the girls to the Lake District
Visit Keithly in Yorkshire (where my Gran was evacuated to during WW2)