Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Just when you're feeling a bit worn out, not the greatest parent in the world, when you're feeling a bit flat about life along comes a picture & some words that mean so much.

Lately I've been looking for comfort, finding it in many different ways.  My kids, who sometimes drive me crazy, are also the source of such comfort and joy, their love makes everything ok again. It's cold and windy outside but here at home I'm warm inside. I've been reading,

 thrifted books,

knitting Rosie's cardigan, loving the flow, the feel of the wool and
the beautiful bamboo needles, a gift from my gorgeous Mum.

Enjoying...candles warm, inspiring, soulful, dreamy, sweet hummingbird candle light.

Watching...son & daughter ducks, growing up. Where they ever really those tiny fluffy babies? I love my ducks and chooks, they make me so happy.

Enjoying...beautiful wine, dinner out with my honey at the Farmers Arms. Lovely.

Making...two cushions for a special blogger. I hope she likes them.

Oh, gosh! There was just a knock on my door and guess who was there?!
 Charlotte! She has driven up from Melbourne to surprise me,
as it's my birthday today :)
Pink tulips, lunch with Mum & Char,
a special dinner tonight with the family,
chocolate pudding for dessert.
Life is good,
see you soon,


ZippyZippy said...

Happy Birthday! What a lovely surprise and beautiful artwork :)

BOB & MABEL said...

Happy Birthday, what a lovely surprise for you.
Love the cushions.

deux chiens et un garcon said...

A most happy happy birtday to you.

Your home is so warm and cosy and full of love.

Have a gret day.

xo jill

Jennie said...

What a gorgeous post -
and Happy Birthday to you!!!
Hope you guys have a wonderful day, hugs to you.xxxJ

Lizzie said...

Aawwwh, how lovely, have a wonderful birthday Beck, seems blogland is full of lovely bloggy birthdays this week...

Miss Prudence said...

Happy birthday Beck...love the cushion!

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

What a wonderful lot of children you have. Happy Birthday to you, enjoy your special day!!! Love to you xxx

flowerpress said...

I love your birthday surprise at the end of this post! Happy Birthday Beck :-)

Eli said...

Happy birthday! That was a lovely surprise for you.
Gorgeous cushions :-)

mel @ loved said...

Happy Birthday lovely Beck! What a gorgeous post, as always. Lots of special things there to relish in on your birthday, enjoy! xx

Elisabeth said...

Happy brithday dear Beck. Thanks for this sweet post<3


Sue said...

Happy Birthday Beck! Those cushions are just so cute. What pattern are you knitting for Rosie, the wool looks very nice.

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a beautiful way to make you feel like the most special person in the world!
happy birthday Beck, hope it's filled with loving & lots of squishy hugs ♥

Cotton Kiwi said...

Aww two lovely surprises on your birthday. Great kids you have there!
Happy Birthday!

Pomona said...

Really pretty cushions - come and cheer yourself up and join in my giveaway on my blog!

Pomona x

Kate said...

Happy birthday gorgeous girl!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope it was wonderful and special and amazing and fun. What a wonderful Charlotte surprise.
Let's have that coffee soooooon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tania said...

Oh, happy birthday gorgeous! Am chuffed to bits to know there was lovely stuff and surprises in your day.

Tania said...

Oh, happy birthday gorgeous! That clever kid knows how to do birthday surprise.

Anonymous said...

happy happy birthday to you for yesterday Beck! hope you had a lovely day with all your brood.