{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?

{Ten on Ten} September 2017

Today we had a family celebration so got all dressed up and went out for lunch. Despite the grey and wet weather the girls gave their summer “swishing” dresses one last twirl and then we came home to chill after all the fun. We jamified early, had a snuggly quiet time and then prepped for Blossom’s first day of “big school” tomorrow.

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

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Less than 24 hours to go.
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My sweet babes.
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Changing up the seasonal display.
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All dressed up and ready to go.
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Sisterly love.
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Oink Oink.
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Rainy Sunday, quiet time snuggles.
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Uniform, ready.
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Lunch box, ready.
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First day of school photo prop, ready. 

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} June 2017

This months ten on ten consisted of a lovely sunshiny day filled with church, our first visit to an open garden and leisurely activities at home.

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

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More proof that the best postcards come from Latvia.
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Those eyelashes!
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Journal time.
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Stamp time.
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An afternoon stroll.
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Our first open garden.
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Family portraits.
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Riding in style.
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Wrapped and ready to go.
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Counting lessons with the big sister.

 

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} April 2017

Autumn has always been my favourite season, closely followed by Spring so I always find it such a shame when people treat these two seasons simply as transitions to Christmas and Summer.

There is so much beauty to be found in the Spring that I see no need to rush into Summer. Spring is best enjoyed slowly when you have the time to stop, listen, savour, and enjoy. I’m especially loving slow days like these with my girls.

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

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My puzzle loving girl.
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Our current Morning Basket book collection.
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My letter writing girl.
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Gifts from the garden from my eldest babe.
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Accessorising with nature.
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The youngest busker in town.
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Welcome back Wisteria.
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Picnic lunch for the third day in a row.
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Getting ready to send out party invitations… someone will soon be 4!
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Our self taught ballerina.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?

{Ten on Ten} March 2017

Just an ordinary Sunday for us really. Church followed by a lazy afternoon at home for us girls whilst The Husby went back to work and I cleaned up (more!) buckets.

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

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New shoes ready to go.
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A rainy walk to church with Granny but still smiling!
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My favourite tree beginning to blossom.
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Succulent love.
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March present wrapping done.
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5 minutes of peace.
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Choo Choo Thomas, Choo Choo!
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Afternoon walk past this cute fella.
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The new watch in action.
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My evenings work ready and waiting.

What beauty did you find in the ordinary today?