About us

We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Thursday, 28 August 2014

After the storm


After a beautiful week, of the bay outside looking like glass,

we had our first good storm of the year.

Winter is definitely on its way.

I am thankful for all the summer sunshine weather we have had.


Now, I feel my focus returning.

Onto school work, home repairs, knitting, and making a start on the preparations for out spring plans.


The days have grown so short, and as we approach the equinox, I am fast becoming aware of the limits on time, and how precious little daylight we have left.



What are your autumn plans?


Underneath the same sky


This is the sky tonight.

Looking out across the bay.

Something new, in place of the old, 

and I am thankful for these blessings in my life.

Far away from me, 

yet still beneath the very same sky,

I know you are.

And I hope as you toss and turn, 

waiting for the starting gun,

for your newest adventure,

that you remember, not so very far away,

beneath the same big sky,

I am here.

Thinking of you, proud of you and waiting to hear all about the new you have discovered.

Good luck DaddyDragon, we believe in you!


Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cupcakes and kisses


Are just a few of my favourite things,


which remind me of the many reasons,


I have to be thankful.

Watching football with her big brother


on a rainy afternoon.

Summer is winding down


The days are swiftly growing shorter, 

and it is insane how fast this summer has gone.


Lots of new,

new baby, new house, new jobs, new animals, so much news.

And my camera and mobile hate talking to my mac so I can share it on the blog.

SO much frustrating!

I am really hoping to have mostly gotten that better sorted.

I hope your summer has been full of happy, new adventures. 

And I really hope to that the autumn brings a quieter, even rhythm to our days.

Though I shall not hold my breath.

But, just in case there is some quiet, I just bought a kick butt big order of wool to knit, just in case.



Out and about in photos












Monday, 21 July 2014

Life boat raft races

Playing about, waiting on the races to start.


Lots of great entries.


And they are off!


Go! Go! Go!


The bunnies, unfortunately, did not get far from the shore,


and there was many humorous moments as various rafts began to come apart.

All in all a very entertaining afternoon, with lots of good food and great community spirit.

More photos would have been taken, but for my being stood on a pier, with no rail, and 6 hatchlings...

so much anxious, none the less, we had a wonderful time.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Just chilling

Just spending a day,


relaxing.


Watching the world go by.

Lego Artist

Many a fad has come and gone through our house.

But the lego collection I have been slowly building has finally captured the hatchlings imagination.


Hatchling no2 is particularly keen.

Here is here is the Santiago zoo.

Do you see Melvin, Alex, Marty, and Melman? 



And of course, every zoo must have an elephant.

Late evening at the park

It may not look it, but it is 8:30pm in these photos.


This little boy, is not a baby any more. 

Both knees scuffed. 

Plum coloured bruises on his peaches and cream shins.


The hatchlings played for hours, after a hard days work out in the garden.


These beautiful summer evenings that last and last.

Memories, which I hope will store up to help when life gives them a dark evening.


Eventually, it was time to head home, for baths, hot chocolate and cookies.

And we are thankful, for this gentle summer.