Thursday, June 24, 2010

Les artistes...

I have just talked with a piano teacher in our neighbourhood, and am taking the girls to meet her this afternoon, with the idea being to perhaps start piano lessons! They are expensive, but now that I am working, 'tis a gift I would like to give them. I wanted to learn as a teenager, and didn't have that opportunity - parenting is a lot about pendulums, isn't it, which is one reason we so enjoy having grandparents around - the girls are swinging back to them! I have an enormous grocery shop to unpack. Bens has been amazing, keeping the home fires burning whilst I am off at my new job, which is going very well. My mentor, a lovely woman named Jenny, said "I think you have the personality and "know how "to be an excellent Secondary School Nurse," which encouraged me immensely. Because the hospital job in Australia went so dreadfully, I have been rather anxious about this position - it seems it's a really good fit for me!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Solstice party...

The Winter Solstice party tonight was wonderful! I feel thankful to be surro8unded by such wonderful friends and family!!!! (Thanks Mum for the marvelous Turkish gifts!!)

And work is going REALLY well - I feel very privileged to be able to be in people's lives in a way whihch is helpful and encouraging for them.

I am getting sick, which is hard - I'm not used to the early mornings and long days.

I feel very thankful and happy to have all these lovely people in my life, and to have you, my darling blogging community!!

Love Meg xo

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Coco lost her front bottom right tooth today!! And the tooth faerie brought letters and dinosaurs for she and Eowyn to put on the wall (rather than writing on walls!!)

Samuel's favourite Melbourne lane!

I am living up my last days before starting work! This picture is especially for Sam, as he told me about this lovely, favourite lane of his in Melbourne!! I would love ALL of you who read this blog to come with me to this nook, and there eat, sip coffee, laugh at gilded butterflies and catch up, well 'n good!

Love Meg

Monday, June 07, 2010

Telling the Jones boys a story 'by mouth' was so fun! I am really enjoying seeing the chronicles of Mum's adventures in London on the blogs. Johanna Winter Harper said what a wonderful privilege it is for us all to be so connected by having each other's blogs to read, and she is right. I am very thankful for each of you in our blogging community, and for all the little electrical (magical!?!) connexions between you and me!
It was wonderful seeing Ben (Benjamin's Dad), Kat and Jim in Bellevue.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Georgi and Kiki

Coco's yellow budgie Georgi, and Eowyn's green lovebird Kiki are having a happy time flying about in their bedroom. We're not quite sure how we're going to coax them back into the cage, but our ideology of freedom requires us to enter into this dilemma...

Thursday, June 03, 2010

I'm excited! Bens just bought us tickets to LEONARD COHEN in November!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is Treebeard, as viewed from the deck at Karen's, a lovely place to be! I miss you Karen and love you dearly. xoxoxoxox