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, 18 September 2014

My newest knitting partner

Once upon a blog, I put up photos of hatchling no5, helping me knit.

Somehow, he has grown and has significantly less interest in my knitting.

This little lady though,

is fascinated by wool.

She strokes it to her cheeks,

and runs it between her fingers.

She is a very sweet little knitting partner.

I am very blessed.

Monday, 15 September 2014

That time of year

Warm, cold, warm, cold and warm again.

The weather is bipolar, perfect for viruses.

Hence, today is going to be a snuggle up and watch a movie sort of day.

Hope you are feeling better than these two.

Happy Monday!

Little bit of effort goes a long way

We moved into our new home this summer. 

It has beena steep learning curve.

We found ourselves needing new windows. 

The double glazing had failed through most of the house.

However, the velux windows in the upstairs, are, so we are told, in good condition. 

They just don't look very nice.

And without some maintenance, they will develop problems.

Hence, I hung on for dear life, and sanded, and sanded, and sanded.

Then painted the first of the many windows.

Which is seriously, much harder than it looks, they are in the roof.


One pretty window!

I am feeling very accomplished, I didn't actually believe I could do it.

Well, it will be pretty once, I untape, and give it a little wash.

But, before I do that, the question I have is, to second coat, or not to second coat?

My knitting partner

Have to start them early.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

F is for frustration.

I have been busy painting.

A fourth coat on to out entrance hallway.

Which is quite something to manage, with six hatchlings.

None the less, there has been little in the way of disaster.

Until, this evening. 

See that black speck.

Bad fly!

He was not stuck. So he zoomed about all angry.

Slamming his painted self into windows, walls, and the coats hung up on the wall.

Then he fell to the floor again,

Picking up more paint.

Little beast.

Tonight, f is for frustration, in the shape of a fly.

Thank you for my anniversary present, my love

Thank you for my anniversary present, my love. 

I can not wait to use it.

Did it mention how heavy it would be?

Not to worry.

I taught the hatchlings how to move heavy things.

Impromptu dolly.

Girl style!

Autumn has come to our home!

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Winding down

It still amazes me, watching the drastic shift in the daylight. As we loose an hour every ten days, it feels dramatic. 

The children had been out running about in the field until past nine, fighting sleep, because they sun is too shiny, just mere weeks ago. Now, they are heading to bed easily by eight.

There has been this inner shift towards crafts, baking, puzzles and renewed feeling of wanting to get work done inside.

Not that we are not greatful for the gentle approach autumn is making.

Well, gentle towards us.

Just down the road from us, is a very large farm. 

It took the farmer three whole days to cut all the hay.

He was out cutting at 5am.

He was still out there at 10pm.

For three long, beautiful sunny days.

And then it rained, for four days straight.

Finally, a stretch of sunshine, and after two days of solid sunshine,

he drove out to bale it all, and the machine broke down.

Two more days he spent out there, trying to do what he could,

before the rain came back.

Which it did.

And now,

a flock of fat geese, literally thousands of geese, have decided to camp out on his land.

I can't imagine that is good, those birds soiling his hay.

I don't know how bad this is for him, but I am betting it is pretty awful.

While I don't mean to spread bad news, I just wanted to say,