January moments

My favourite January moments were those slow days. Those slow mornings with the warm Winter sunshine peering through the window panes, making shadows on the walls (mostly hungry crocodiles), twirling around in circles listening to music, playing nicely with floor puzzles and sipping hot cups of tea.
Wearing all the layers, reading piles of books on the tiniest bed with an audience of bunnies, reindeer and 'Dolly'. Wearing more layers and warm knitted hats and fleece lined mittens for a slow (VERY slowwwww!) walk down the hill to the shop for milk and berries.
Stopping about a gazillion times and a few demands for "cuddles" (read: to be carried!!!), we finally get to the shop and fill a basket of milk, fresh bread, spinach, berries and a pastry.
Both feeling a bit tired and a bit hungry (bad combination!!), we perch our cold bottoms on a bench and share the pastry before attempting the hill home.
After alot of "cuddles"/carrying, we find a twiggy tree with teeny buds of blossom and some bushes filled with bug bitten leaves. Teeny tiny holes decorated the small green leaves that were likely a tasty dinner for some critters. We couldn't leave without Olive collecting one and placing it in her pocket. Then home for chicken soup.
My favourite days are the slow, chilly ones where Olive and I spend half of the day adventuring and the other half cosying up at home. It makes for a good balance. Especially for a wild toddler who needs a bit of fresh air to help contribute to a good easy nap time!! Thank you Mother Nature!!
^^^ kisses from us


  1. Ohhh bless, you look so alike in the bottom photo! Alice xxx

  2. That sounds like such a perfect day - hopefully some of these lovely things carry on into February for you as well!


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