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Little Inspirations

After a morning coffee. Beds unmade, dirty dishes, unclean floors. For the moment.
There was a happy moment. There were smiles. There was some inspiration.
An urge to keep going with the day and to try to make it as positive as possible.

Look what I can grow. I got this chilli plant from my mum in law.

Beautiful tomato plants from little seeds.
Hubby planted these. So maybe I can't call them mine.

Lettuce sprouting also from seedlings planted months ago.

And I have no idea what these tall tree looking things are but their seeds have floated around my garden and have come to nestle in our tub of plants. My Lebanese neighbour picked a whole bunch from the park next door and uses them in a salad.
I'm sad to report that there hasn't been much sewing or crafting. Spotlight were out of tracing paper and I really need it for my Japanese patterns. I jus haven't had a moment to myself these days and I can't wait til I get the toddlers off to day care for one day so I can get something crafty done.
My 3.5yr old is sucking out my energy every day. My 2yr old has only wee'd in the toilet once since we've begun toilet training and my little baby... well is still very little and very clingy.
But I get on with the daily grind and know that times like these won't last very long.
Our fasting of meat this Lent is going very well. I thought it would be hard but really it is not.
I made blue swimmer crab last week. Sooo easy. Just boil them in a big pot. Serve with jasmine rice and chilli sauce. Deee-lish.
I read this wonderful quote from AfricanKelli who saw it on a bumper sticker:
'Faith is a journey, not a guilt trip'
I love reading her blog. It gives me inspiration. I hope you find something inspiring today.


  1. What a nice post Kim - growing plants is so rewarding! They don't answer back like the kids either!

    Goodluck with the TT - I know it can be hard.

    BTW I use "Coles brand baking paper" for my tracing of ottobre and Japanese books - it is wide enough for most kids patterns - very strong and VERY see through oh and VERY VERY cheap! I buy a few rolls at a time and they last months and months. Maybe give Coles a try.

  2. your garden is looking beautiful, so green and healthy!... I can relate on the daily grind, we often say that "it's the nice things that provide the levity to help lift you from the daily grind"; I hope that you find some time for the nice things soon.


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