Friday, April 29, 2011

dress for K

I know, the photo is poor, but could't resist posting it. I saw it while running up the main street. Being dragged by bunch of screaming toddlers, couldn't do more but this. You can see a better picture here.

royal wedding

At the playground:

Thursday, April 28, 2011


I bought this china in a local charity shop. It says at the bottom:
oven to tableware
J&G Meakin
I love it so much that I took plenty of pictures. The only thing: food looks horrible on this ivory, floral pattern. So for now I will just look at it...

Monday, April 25, 2011

no easter!

It was such a relief this year not to have an Easter. No mad cleaning, no washing windows, no baking and no stress with every years nightmare: painting eggs and best basket competition, not to mention the church outfit competition. We felt revolutionary free and ignoring the tradition made us more then happy. There was nothing in the fridge, we went shopping for screws for our new freecycled furniture. We had some fast food lunch and pizza for dinner.
The weather is still far too good to believe it is true...
And Olaf had a chocolate egg.

Friday, April 22, 2011

freecycle treasures

You can get a lot of great stuff on freecycle. So far this is our best hunt ever. This Bialetti Mukka Express is new and never used. The cappuccino is perfect: the milk is frothy, coffee just excellent. We noticed that soy milk works even better. But to get all that you have to be fast. Watch those adds and keep writing e-mails. In Dublin we were giving away, now it is time to receive. And enjoy.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

heat - day two

First time in the city today.
We came across a playground, coincidently as we do not have a guide book or map or even a good plan of the area. So straight from shopping mall we land in this park, and we see this:

So we took our shoes off and dived in.

Just to find even more exciting stuff.

But then, when we turned around everything became clear.

Wondering which one was first?

sometimes I wonder...

Or is it me who just want things to happen?


Yes, it is still before Easter, mid April and we are in Bristol! And, no I am not a bad mother.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

fun of the day

I can't possibly imagine anything that could be more entertaining. It's free and kept them glued to the window for 90 minutes straight. Thanks to Bristol Water!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

living in between

Hanham is in South Gloucestershire!

Hey guys, it is beautiful here!

not as bad as it looks

Meet the lamp shades: dining, living, kitchen, hallway, bathroom, bedroom.

Can I live with it?

last morning

We slept in a classic B&B:

We skipped the full Irish breakfast:

We waved bye bye:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Last visit to Food Coop. Baba is learning manners with a cup of babyccino.

Isn't she a real lady?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I wonder... do we have everything?

Off we go on Friday morning.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

mother's day

I got a bouquet of young shoots of purple broccoli for Mother's Day.

...and I made a warm salad of it. I enjoyed it immensely.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

don't play with your food

Lunch hour - family dining: Mummy Cheese, Daddy Cheese and Baba Cucumber.

Friday, April 1, 2011

drivin' the van

Still in the oil theme: I read a book which says we are only three days away from hunger. If trucks go on strike, there will be no food in our supermarkets in just a few days. Why don't we plant our garden now?