Friday, August 28, 2009

Planting time - the event

Super birthday surprise!
My dear friend Ewa dropped by with my birthday present. A HUGE pot which she planted up with a tomato plant.
How did she know I was on a planting quest?

Annie and I watering the tomato plant.

Today Annie and I planted up the other veggies.

Potting soil going in.

Annie so proud of her work.

Herbs on the window sill. I hope they make it, as the pots are a bit small.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Planting time

It's my birthday today.
A whole 31.
I must say, I feel very young and excited about life.
I feel like I am on a great journey.

I have been wanting to grow my own vegetables for a long time.
So what better day than my birthday to start.

Since we don't own this house, I don't want to plant in the garden.
I am going to be using pots.

So I went out and bought:
Baby pumpkin - because I love pumpkin
Red capsicum - because it is so versatile
Dill - my favourite herb which takes me back to my mom's kitchen
Thyme - Sohail's favourite herb; and he is loving cooking at the moment
Oregano - because I love Italian cooking

Oh, and I bought a plant to donate to Annie's kindergarten.
I won't see it much, so I thought I would take a photo of it too.

I will wait for Annie to come home and we can plant together.
Nothing like children learning about the real world and getting themselves dirty in the process.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


You left me three years ago.
I keep your love in my heart.
The way you loved your children.
Is what I aspire to every day.

Be safe with the angels.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Picking flowers

Annie and I love flowers.

These are from our garden.

I cut them from the plant for her.

She did the rest.

Aren't they lovely?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Morning has broken

This morning, Melbourne was beautiful. Blue skies, birds singing and dew all over the plants in my garden.

My frog that has travelled all the way from South Africa.

I'm not a fan of Cyclamens. These were in pots given to me as gifts. I think they look really pretty. And they are the only colour I have in the garden at the moment.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

On children

"Who else weeps out of the intense desire to be with us while we eat?
And how sadly we will say someday, 'Nobody cries now to have me near him while he falls asleep.'
Only a child says every night,
'Don't leave me; stay with me!'
and the adult answers,
'I can't, I have so much to do, and anyway, what kind of nonsense is this?'
and thinks the child must be corrected
or he will make everyone a slave of his love.

Sometimes a child wakes in the morning and goes to wake his parents,
who would rather sleep;
everyone complains about this kind of thing.
He slips from his bed,
approaches his parents and touches them lightly.
Most often they say,
'Don't wake me up in the morning!'
and the child responds,
'I didn't wake you up, I only kissed you.'"

-Maria Montessori
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