Friday, 9 August 2013


Some bits and pieces today...

Here is the latest photo of Harriet, now 2.5 months old.  She is grasping things now.  Ishie was quite funny the other day:  Mairi noted that Harriet was grasping a rattle.  When she commented on this Ishie announced, in a flat, matter-of-fact voice "No... she was grasping something (her bib?) last week.  She's well past that stage now."!!

After our pea planting last spring we had a bumper crop to pick yesterday. While shelling the peas on the park bench behind the house I said to the kids "Be careful not to knock that saucepan (of shelled peas) overboard or you will not be able to reap what you have sown."   "Huh? What does that mean?"

It's funny how we still have these things in our head that we carry around with us. Mairi and Anne and I were talking about this over coffee recently.  For example rules laid down as a child still resonate in my head: "Clean your plate"  "No dessert til you eat your first course" "Never stand up in a boat"!!!


These lovely yellow flowers were everywhere at Dunira.  I don't have the name but John does.  They grow about 4 feet in height and are quite dramatic in the (totally!) overgrown garden there.

Ishie now owns a Collins Gem Butterflies book for identification - what a great idea for her!  Alastair and I took this photo for her yesterday.  It was a butterfly in the garage.  Again ... I need to identify it.

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