Monthly Archives: January 2016

Furoshiki for the future

Those Japanese chaps had it all worked out long ago. Furoshiki = cloth wrapper in Japanese and for a long time this is how they would carry anything from clothes, books, food, bottles and more around town. It’s slowly making … Continue reading

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Death of rose: Day 2

All was quiet this morning, Mummy and son had left early, before the other sun had the chance to light up this small dim room. Soon enough I was accompanied by a posy of Victorian grown snapdragons, their gummy mouths … Continue reading

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Childlife Lesson 667: Mummy sit

They say your children will be your greatest teachers. I must admit that I have always felt that the lessons we stubbornly refuse to learn for ourselves will be drummed into us by our progeny, whether we want it or … Continue reading

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Death of rose, Day 1: PM

After meeting Mummy I was wrapped in wet paper and a plastic bag and handed to the little boy. His strange frolicking gait gave me whiplash and soon my proud head was hanging precariously from my stem. I was cradled … Continue reading

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Life of a rose

Approx 3pm Saturday The sun has finally broken through, drying my petals from the deluge of rain we received all morning. I heard The Gardener say ‘Why don’t we pick a rose for Mummy?’ Click went the clippers. I then … Continue reading

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Childlife Lesson 665: Look in your own toybox first

‘Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can’ – Arthur Ashe Yesterday my son and I headed to a local garden centre in search of a soil sieve – he’s not quite 2 and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Naming Day

I have had many blog posts written (in my head) before I finally committed myself to a name. So why the name? Because Mrs Sew & Sow was taken! Heh heh seriously, after trying out all sorts of witty titles … Continue reading

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