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May 20, 2014


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I love to colour in colouring books - and I'm turning 45 in a couple of weeks :)


Oh your perspective on mummyhood is like a ray of sunshine - I love the way your express it Lucy! Your blog is a delight to my soul whenever I pop on, reminding me that the simple joys are the sweetest.


This sounds like the best childhood, oh wow. Watching a family of swans grow up, spontaneous water balloon fights--man oh man. I wanna have another childhood, haha!

Litl Bits

Your description of watching your Little Peeps grow brings back such wonderful memories of my own four growing up - and enjoying the simple pleasures of life with them..we loved to watch the Momma robins teaching their chicks how to forage for their food - and the foibles of the chicks learning to fly...how those years flew by - and now there are six grandsons and one granddaughter! - all live way too far away and I only get to see them on rare occasions...
Enjoy those moments, Lucy....they fly by so very fast!
I still miss having my little ones around. I have been richly Blessed....I recall my Dad when he neared his end - he was sitting watching the grandchildren and the seven of us and the ensuing noise around the house....and he declared, "I'm the richest man on this earth!"....I now know exactly what he meant...

Val E

Hi Kaitlin (earlier post). The colouring book looks like an USBORNE Doodling and Colouring book for Boys? Have a look on Amazon….good luck.


Dear Angela-Southern USA,
This is a public blog and would like to think that all respectfully voiced opinions are welcome. I find it perplexing that any dissenting opinions are met with so much ferocity. Could this be reader censorship?
Your comment is not nice, in fact it is a personal attack wrapped in sarcasm.
Wishing you a truly great day

Angela-Southern USA

Jem & Jean: You know, you don't have to "visit" this blog if you find it so offensive... (My mother taught me to be nice to others...)I hope the two of you find some joy in life, somewhere.


This made my eyes prickle ... just beautiful. I love, love, love your blog :-)

Ada Bea

When our girls were little we both job shared so could look after the girls equally, this worked so well and I cherish those times, and think it helped us get a solid foundation for our family life. Not sure if you got my parcel yet, I should imagine you've been swamped with mandalas....but I hope you like it! :) x


Regarding the comment by Jem Harrison (21st May,5.42 pm) - these could have been my words exactly.

Whilst I enjoy the craft content of this blog I also find the rest of it to be so smug - with never a thought of those who have less, much much less.

This post topped it all.

Elena K

Absolutely lovely :) I have a soft spot for baby animals and those cygnets make my heart melt. As for pigeons, my husband and I on our first trip back to his homeland were hassled by one particular pigeon which we named Porky....now whenever we see a pigeon we exclaim it's Porky's (enter nationality) cousin :)

Jem Harrison

This is horribly smug and self congratulatory. Most people are trying to raise their children to be responsible, thoughtful and mindful of all that's precious and important in life, even though that life for some is an unbelievable struggle.
This isn't sharing, it's boasting . Plain and simple. So angry .

Malama Xida

our treasure is our children! need to beware as our eyes and do the best for them!

aishwarya shanbhag

Parenting is a joy to some and a woe to few..... I enjoy my days as a mother too. These little moments are a treasure. Now, for us... to them when they are adults. Great going Lucy....


You must be a fabulous mother! I'm now noticing these things with my grandchildren, it's like being given a second chance. You are so wise to enjoy the fleeting moments of your children's days.


Thank you for sharing the miscellaneous parenting snippets :) I love your creative, colourful crochet life, but it's the camaraderie of living a mummy-life alongside you that really makes your blog unmissable for me. I think your Little People know that you are the absolute perfect Mummy for them, and I do hope that you fully realise it too xxx


So much awesomeness about this post: the magical duck picture, that awesome coloring book, but most of all how you describe "sharing these childhood year"...what a perfect way to word it. Everyday I just feel so grateful that I get to partake in my little one's childhood.


This post really resonated with me Lucy. You are giving your children the most wonderful childhood and your house sounds like a very happy place to be. Xx

Heather L.

Love all the pictures and the simple pleasures of childhood! Hoping to be around my house today and, in the midst of lots of housework, enjoy the children -- we are all off school for the summer now.


It's a wonderful life. I always love your pictures and the words you share.


Enjoy this time Lucy as all too soon your little peeps will be big and making new lives for themselves.


Hello Lucy, I have never commented on anyone's blog before - never felt brave enough - so just enjoying reading other people's and shying away from adding my own thoughts. But this morning, I felt compelled after stumbling across Flora's contribution. I would like to say a huge thank you Lucy, for always providing such lovely glimpses into your world and allowing us to share your streams of consciousness. I always feel better for having read your journals! To Flora, I would urge you to read the post again; believing you have completely misinterpreted the sentiments and message. There, I've done it! Feel better now. And the sun is shining still !!


Oh Lucy, how gorgeous. I've captured my moments with Littlest this week too. She has invented a thing called 'nature club' where she and I go roaming about in search of wild flowers and ladybirds and woodlice. We made a den in a wood with sticks and there are SO many daisychains made each time. I didn't rush. I didn't think about laundry or commissions or housework. I just stopped and joined in. It was bloody ace and reminded me of a poem my Grandad used to read to me: Spring Morning. When I typed it out on my blog I admit to feeling rather wiffly.


Such a lovely post Lucy. So honest and charming. It makes you realise how lucky we are, and sometimes never stop to enjoy it. Thank you x


Love your daily photos showing your day to day life, puts a spring in my step...
I love that colouring book, one question dont those colours blot through the paper on the other side and if not which are they?? will check out if they are available in India...

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