Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Spring is in the air!
Yes, finally...
I hope ;-)

A sure spring sign: _I_ started weeding...

I also started sitting in the sun, getting red skin... :-)

See the wind blowing in his cute ears? To die for!

Enjoying his mama's company.

When it finally does happen - spring is so longed for. 
The birds nesting, the birds singing, the neighbours starting to tend to their tiny gardens and the kiddos racing around on bikes outside. We've all been hibernating and it feels like resurrection finally being able to be OUTSIDE!!

They seem to be as enthused as I am!!

Precious moments to be had outside with him, are awaiting!

How I've missed the sunsets...

Heck, I've even missed the rain - I've had snow up to here!!!

Miss Spring sure didn't give in easily - or even entirely - because darn it if you didn't need gloves biking to the train today! It still freezes to bike around and I even saw white mist coming out of my mouth one early morning a few days ago...!
Thank heaven for the Blackbird on occasions like that. There's nothing it can't sing away :-)

May inside snutting still go on. Why fix it if it ain't broke, eh?!

Nature speaks for itself.

We're right in the time juuuust before the best time starts. Isn't it fabulous being at a place when the best is yet to come? I'm there! In every sense of the word.

Me in the Weber!

A Tulip-to-be.

And the mandatory Simpson clouds ;-)

Yours Truly.

A weird guest up among the small birds's nests...


Wild, free and gorgeous.

Uh-oh, there she is again!!

So, the best is yet to come. At work there are huge changes about to happen and I hold my breath and hope it goes well. I think it will. Enough about work.

I find myself spending my free moments thinking of my sons. My firstborn is always close in my thoughts and the last born is ever present, not! He's never at home any longer!! The shift has come with him too, he's always away with friends or sports.

Life swooshes and still: it's all good. Still I'm sure the best is yet to come, for each and every day in my life keeps getting better. It's true. Sure some days suck, OK, I admit it but some days are like gold. In the grand total life just gets better for each passing week.

Today is Valborg here and I'll show you a few snapshots from it, in the next post!

Take care of yourselves and those you love!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

The shift has come!

The shift has come: we've gone from winter to spring!
It has finally happened and it feels like a whirlwind inside of me. It chills, thrills, chuckles and rejoices - I feel so happy and so anticipating!
My mind vanders towards BBQs, beach visits, flowers, evenings outside and over all happy times!

While it was still too wintry to be spring, last weekend, we'd bake...

Hello gorgeouses! Welcome :-)

This grass may be in the wrong place and not all that attractive... 
But it's green and growing and I like that!

I think this is an early stage for the Rhubarb!! Looks like art or aliens or something!

The weekend was marvelous! Friday evening The Boy was at a sleepover so hubs and I had a date night. We jumped on our bikes and headed out for a restaurant evening. Biking home we stopped to take some pics and just enjoy this coastal gem that we live in. We'd look at the monastery, see the sleeping ducks (I managed to wake them up though...) and even put into words what a magical evening it was and how lucky we are.
It was actually a perfect date, there is such a thing you know :-)

Saturday meant seeing dear friends for coffee at a favourite place and get to have good conversations, hugs and a few laughs. Heart warming. BBQ in the evening made even Saturday perfect.

Yes, it keeps on like that!
Sunday was sunny wit coffee outside, gardening, chilling with Mr Funkie and just relaxing in general. For me, the others did their things. I feel lucky and pleased right about now. 

Spring sign: The Boy got spring shoes!

Spring sign: Pansies.

Spring sign: trampoline bliss!

Raw happiness.

Off you go - warm sweater!!


This mama looked straight at me :-)

Then she took off!

Finally BBQ times are here!!!

A moment in time.

A worthy ending to the week, I'd say.

... and some Instagrams for you:

A Friday date to remember!


The ghosts of the monastery...


A great Saturday!!

A dog's life ;-)

Soon there will be little bird babies!

I had to stay away from here for an entire week due to back ache. Sunday I went back!
*high five*

So, the new week is awaiting us now. What will it bring? Surprises? For-sures? Probably some sun, probably some fun.
I'm intrigued and excited! May it be good to us all <3