Saturday, 11 August 2012


I took James to Harrow-On-The-Hill for lunch yesterday. It is a bus ride away from our home and a journey that my son takes to school every day. It’s so picturesque and we only get to see it from the bus window so today we decided to get off and enjoy the view.
Harrow-On-The-Hill is home to Harrow School which is a VERY expensive private high school. How wonderful it would be for James to have the opportunity!
We enjoyed lunch in a small cafĂ© and then investigated the old graveyard at St. Mary’s.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Colors Of Summer


Nestled between lilac colored Buddleia and white Hydrangea these orange flowers look stunning. They look like flames of fire at the front of my garden.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Creatively Planning My Week

School is out and I was so ready for a holiday. However, I recognize how much I crave regimen and order. In fact I feel quite lost and depressed without it. I haven’t really taken a break since I stopped working due to our impending move to the USA in 8 WEEKS! (screaming for emphasis) but everything I need to accomplish seems to be swimming around in days that seem to have a fluid start and finish. This added to me paddling ferociously in a sea of things that need to get accomplished makes me crave solid land.

Well here it is. This is my attempt to bring some order to my days and weeks. God had order to his week when he created the world so this is my attempt at ordering mine. Sticky labels (so I don’t ruin the furniture) with the days Monday to Saturday. Saturday is in pink because I try to make this a fun day and Sunday is not there because it is a day for rest and worship. I also have another label higher up that says other for things that have to be done but can wait.

Now when things come to my mind I can write them on a post it and put it on a day that I am planning to do it. If not accomplished I can simply move the post it to a new day. If I keep this at my desk it is continually in my vision. This is my way of creatively planning my week.