Friday, August 15, 2014

Wooden toys and furnishings will always feel like treasures to me. They remind me of my childhood. My sisters and I grew up surrounded by wooden toys and trinkets. I never had a Fischer Price oven, I had a wooden one. My first Lego's weren't Lego's at all, they were wooden blocks. The durability of a wooden toy or piece of furniture makes it feel timeless.

I'm always on the hunt for these little treasures for Sophie. I have such grandiose ideas of them becoming family heirlooms, and lasting for centuries. So obviously I get very excited when I stumble on to a new place to procure these treasures. 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

In case you also need to beat the stress monsters to death

There was a young woman sitting opposite me on the train home today. She had what looked to be a 7-9 month old baby cuddled in her lap. Just as the train started to make it’s way out of the station, her baby began to cry. She whipped out her boob and started to breastfeed her baby. I was watching her intently. I had had a rough week at work and something about bearing witness to this simple act of mothering made me feel calm.

Until it didn’t.

It’s like that Lily Allen music video; you see things as you hope they are, not as they truly are. The longer I sat and watched that young woman, the sadder I felt. She was dressed in worn clothes, her baby was wrapped in a towel and not a blanket, her one shoe was so worn down in the front that I could see her sock. She was not well off. I noticed people watching her with that look of disapproval that always accompanies public breastfeeding. I could see her face, she was shy and apologetic, perhaps even embarrassed.


Monday, August 04, 2014

I’m at that age where you stop experimenting with brands, I know what I like, I know what works for me and I don’t really bother with the rest. The downside about this phase is that I have limited what I expose myself to, so when wonderful new products come on the market, I seldom know about them.

So, here we are. I’m going to take one day a week for the next 14 weeks to share the products I love with you. Could I challenge you to do the same on your blog? Or maybe just comment and tell me about the products you love?

I’m starting off with beauty:


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