{Ten on Ten} December 2018

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Today’s handiwork.
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Ho Ho Ho!
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The new letterer in town.
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Best. Postcards. Ever.
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The latest masterpiece.
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Festive copy work.
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Seasons Greetings.
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Festive Treats.
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Curious goat.
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O Holy Night.

So I’m a little later than the tenth but it’s the practice that’s important not the timing, right? We had a quiet day at home for most of yesterday with our usual school day routines in the morning as well as a few festive activities to keep us busy. Then in the afternoon the girls went for their weekly playdate with their Nanny Goats and I finally found some inspiration for my Christmas chalkboard.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} November 2018

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A Blustery Day.
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An autumn walk.
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A game of Pooh Sticks.
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A magnificent mushroom.
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Some alfresco cocoa.
Ten on Ten November 2018 | The Open Home
Some outdoor snuggles.
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Some extra research.
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Some dancing in the rain.
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A spot of mail art.
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A much needed reminder.

Such a beautiful autumn morning for a daughter date with my first born. We played Pooh Bear amongst the pine trees, marvelled at the impressive fungi specimens and spotted new-to-us birds. We then made it back home in time to beat the rain, or rather dance in it and then enjoyed a cosy afternoon indoors.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

 

{Ten on Ten} August 2018

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Summer offerings.
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Planning Day.
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Still at it.
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Lunch break.
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Vintage beauties.
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Mail Art.
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Flying the flag.
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Boo and berries.
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Yumbox Art.

I’m a little late getting my (not quite) ten shots online, but better late than never!

On the 10th of the month I was mainly busy prepping for the next school year, but it was also a very happy mail day with 4 incoming pieces from 4 different countries and I even managed to squeeze in a couple of replies amongst the usual hustle and bustle of family life.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} July 2018

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Cosmos at Candie.
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Taking in the view.
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Mr Jeremy Fisher.
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Water play.
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Flower Power.
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Miranda & Ingrid.
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Fifteen minutes peace.
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Little monkeys.
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A quick rest.
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One more pot to go.

It’s been a while since I did a Ten on Ten on here and I’ve missed it, and this month I found I really needed it. The heat has been getting to us a little over this past week and between us there have been some short tempers and grumpy attitudes that highlighted to me that I really needed to intentionally work on seeking the beauty and goodness of life.

Well today was a good day to be a beauty seeker. Sunshine, friends, flowers and frogs, followed by some free play, rest time and a even more fresh air.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} October 2017

Today has been a good day. We spent time with friends in the morning, managed to be a day late for our orthoptist appointment but got seen anyway (phew!), stocked up the kitchen cupboards, baked some birthday goodies, played in the garden, squeezed in some colouring, played hide and seek and had a family favourite for dinner – Macaroni Cheese! You really can find so much beauty and joy in the small things.

Linking up again with Rebekah Gough here are my ten shots trying to capture the beauty in the ordinary.

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A surprise splash of colour in the greenhouse this week.
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Favourite hide outs for these little hobbits.
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Peter Rabbit in his burrow.
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Leaves!!
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Our autumn treasures out on display.
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This season’s trending accessory, the giant leaf hat.
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Afternoon colouring session, as usual.
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Chocolate chip banana bread fresh from the oven.
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Happy hobbies.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?