Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Keep in touch, captured and in the window.

Wow, it's photographarama today. First, two beautiful things from my mother.

a. Today a white van came rattling down the track and a small movement in the far top corner of the field turned into an avalanche of sheep pouring towards us bleating anxiously. 'I hope you've brought something for them too' I said to the delivery man. 'How odd' he replied and climbed back into the van... after handing  me the parcel from John Lewis. A natural lambskin for carseats and strollers!

b. Every where has been covered in frost all day and this morning a pure white pheasant appeared on the garden steps, but not for long.

And here are my beautiful things:

1. Two of my friends post on Facebook pictures of their babies. Oli is doing a tarot card series of his son (I particularly like the Tower built from Duplo, and the guest appearance by a big sister as the Priestess); while Paul has posed his little boy in tableaux from famous films. The Good, The Bad and Ugly -- baby in poncho and hat with bread stick hanging off his lip -- leaves me crying with laughter.

2. PaulV comes round and takes the last batch of bump photos -- "The light is lovely," he says, pushing me out of the back door.

2a. Anna sends me home from tea in her office with a plate of scones and gooey chocolate cake.

3. Across the car park, in a top window there is a lit-up Christmas tree. Better than an advent calendar. 


  1. Clare, you are lovely and Baby Badger has really grown! I loved all of your beautiful things today!

  2. You look so very happy - lovely pheasant

  3. I always enjoy your posts, you have such a nice voice that comes through all of them. I can see you are going to be such a great mom, the little one (baby badger?) will be calm and comforted in that soothing voice of positivity. I especially liked today's, as I hadn't seen a photo before, and you look great!

  4. Yes, the photo was a welcome addition, although you've held me spellbound for a long time with just your words. Yours is one of my favorite web logs to follow.

  5. NAH. Baby Badger's gotta be a BOY! You're carrying so low and frontways! but I guess you probably know already SO I won't swear to it!

  6. this is a really cool site you are maintaining...
    so when is the baby due?

  7. Great to see you looking so happy! :-)

    I had a gooey chocolate cake yesterday as a treat. Lovely!

  8. u look so happy and ,i have a face for 'Claire' in my mind :)

  9. I want to be friends with your Facebook friends, the guy with the baby in movie poses sounds amazing!

    I just found your blog (I'm a friend of a friend of yours) and I love it. Will definitely be back.


Comment Moderation is switched on: don't be alarmed if your comment doesn't appear right away.