{The ordinary moments 15} #7 Thoughts


I really did not want to miss this week’s ordinary moments post. So, I have decided to write about my children and about our big move coming up in just under two weeks.

To be perfectly honest I know I have been missing from my blog lately, I don’t want to be, but I have had so much going on, with everything. I can’t even say that it has been one thing, because it has been many things. The major one being that we are moving, which I did a post on our Kitchen Inspiration here.

With moving comes a lot of re adjusting, organising and sorting, and of course doing this with little children throws a spanner in the works, because, you can only get what you can done each day.

My two little ones have actually surprised me with how well they have adjusted to the very chaotic last couple of weeks we have had. Mostly every weekend for the last two weeks we have been at the house for some reason or another with the children, for long periods of time, (as we are re decorating the lounge) both have just adjusted and accepted the situation and got on so well with it. Spending most of their time, Archie toddling along and Sophia running, in the garden.

Here is what it looked like when we completely stripped the room..

thoughts re decorating

Having a garden is going to be a luxury I don’t think we will ever get sick of. To have a nice spacious garden for the kids to do all the outdoor things they love to do, to run around, get rid of all their amazing amounts of energy and enjoy feeling the grass under their feet. Even more so to be able to enjoy this beautiful garden in the summer is going to be wonderful. I simply feel so lucky and so blessed, mostly for my children to have this.

I grew up in the jungle that is South Africa, I had acres and acres of land to run around in and explore, trees to climb, a tyre swing to hang from, a jungle gym, a see-saw, cabins, you name it I had it. I have the most amazing memories of my childhood, I might not have had every toy I wanted but I had real freedom in the wild. I am thinking to myself now, wow, I really got lucky; my parents gave me an amazing wild and free upbringing, which I think very much so for my dad will make him very proud to know this. We lived minutes from the beach and if not everyday after school, at least every weekend that is where we would be. I really have some great memories.

Life in England is very different. And by no means less abundant than a life that I experienced growing up in South Africa. I feel very privileged to be able to give my children the life they have now in England. They are overly blessed. They have so many supportive people, including teachers at preschool, around them helping them grow and experience life.

I will get to what I wanted to say…

Which was, now that we have this wonderful garden for my children I feel I can offer them some of what I experienced growing up, some wild and free memories, playing out in the garden making up games and been with nature, collecting bugs, listening to birds and just being outside in the beautiful sunshine and fresh air, day after day. This is what I look forward to most that my children will benefit hugely from this move we are making in regards to having a lovely accessible and spacious garden…




  1. shannon
    February 18, 2015 / 12:26 am

    Love this post, loving your blog

  2. February 18, 2015 / 2:26 pm

    Awww good luck with your move- it sounds so exciting but I can imagine quite stressful too. And how lovely to have a nice garden too, it will be wonderful for you all, especially in the summer. x

  3. February 18, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    Having a garden is something I completely take for granted. I have always had one and today we went out in it for the first time in months! We’ll be living out there over the spring and summer x

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