I found two tiny wee books a long time ago & I cherish them still.
So it was with great joy that I spotted "Hello Sunshine..charming & delightful proverbs to warm the heart" on Trade Me just recently.
Every page is adorable!!
I have been visited by Betsy-like innocent angels through the month of January..
Nina's almost three & she is my niece.
She & her mummy came for afternoon tea one sunny afternoon.
I found the stove on TM down on the Kapiti Coast, Matthew kindly went & picked it up for me & after a while it made it's way to my back porch.
"Back in the day" fathers & grandads made such things for children, often secretly as a special gift. I am so glad that this one lives on for yet another generation to love.
She lives next door & she will be 5 in about 60 sleeps.
She's taken to popping in a lot..
"Where's the boy?, "she often asks, "you & the boy, you are really nice".
She practices writing her name on the blackboard, scoffs 10 plums at a time
Last monday, there was another surprise, my dear friend Cheryl came for a rare visit in honour of my birthday..
Bella noticed all the monarch butterflies....so many!
She really wanted to be able to hold one but they aren't all that easy to catch.
Gaye wrote "Lets's make every day a masterpiece"
I'll share the very clever recipe next time.
There's another little poppet called Claudine...I love her mother's story of how she came to name her daughter. If you fancy joining in the Op Shop Show Off link up you can find it over here at Black bird has spoken.
Thanks so much for coming.