Can I have your number?

Can I have your number? Is there still a place for old fashioned dating? I have a non blogging friend that is keen to know if people think there is still place for old fashioned dating, where the guy ask for girls number and ask her out on a date. Social media seems to play such a big role now a days that asking for a number seems less common than sending a FaceBook friend...

Giveaway Baby Throne

Giveaway Baby Throne **closed** Winner drawn by Random Picker on Line is Carle – well done Today I have a very exciting giveaway. I blogged a few days ago about Titus and his potty training. Well Zoe from Baby Throne has ofter one of her wonderful potty training systems for one lucky reader to win. They retail in the shop at R999 and on her website for R899 including...

Baby Sign Language

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Baby Sign Language Titus signing milk just after waking up in the morning, he still looks all sleepy I have done baby sign language with all 3 of my children and so I thought I would share some of my experiences with you in the form of answering some questions that people often ask 1) What age to start? I would say that it is better not to be too enthusiastic and risk to...

Tutorial: Swiss Darning/Duplicate stitch

Tutorial: Swiss Darning/Duplicate stitch My Owl and the Pussy Cat pattern uses Swiss Darning otherwise known as Duplicate stitch to sew the cats onto the hat. Here is a quick Picture Tutorial on how to Swiss Darn Swiss Darning allows you to go over the stitches you have done to make them a different colour or picture. Stranded knitting is often used to do this when knitting in the round, but in...

Happy Hog – I found bacon!

Happy Hog - I found bacon! Quite by accident I have found a wonderful supplier of free range pork. The Geek had a job in Bonnievale and he was driving past Ashton. There he found Happy Hog Free Range Pork Farm, he got some pork directly from their butchery for us to try. Wow the difference is incredible! I have never been a huge fan of pork sausages. But these were wonderful they do...

A hairy question

A hairy question Ladies: could you stop shaving? To help save the planet and to claim back the right to be feminine as we are and not as society and media says we have to? Men: could you date, bed, wed a woman who did not shave? The problem with starting an eco sustainable challenge is that you have to start looking at areas of your life which you did not really want to...

Caleb

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Caleb Caleb turned 5 last Friday. He is such a sweet child with his own way of looking at the world. I thought it was a good time to write down all the things that he says that I might otherwise forget. Caleb Funny’s The one night while Rachel was away he was doing a show for us after supper with his toy Lion. He had the Lion balanced on a chair. The Lion...

Potty Training

Potty Training With Rachel I did Elimination Communication or Nappy Free. I did used to back up with cloth nappies when we went out but mostly with a combination of timing and her signaling we did pretty well. She was totally dry at night from about 11months, with occasional accidents but these were few and far between. She was potty trained from about 15 months. She...

Tutorial: Alternative Cable Cast on

Tutorial: Alternative Cable Cast on ALTERNATIVE CABLE CAST ON TUTORIAL This is a fantastic cast on for a knitted item that starts with a 1X1 rib. The rib stitch then runs all the way from the cast on up the work. It is a little fiddly to get right in the beginning but well worth it. Be sure for hats and other items where a bit of stretch is required not to cast on too tightly. If you usually...

I can’t kill a chicken

I can't kill a chicken Yesterday I went out to collect eggs and saw poor Lily lying like this is in the bottom run of the chicken coop. They free range all day so this is just for chicks that need separating and an entrance to the coop for laying eggs in the nesting box and sleeping at night. I at first thought she was dead. But she was still breathing. I am not cut out for...

Pattern: My Son’s Hero

ravelry knitting pattern for shawl called My son's Hero

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