Thursday 17 June 2010


This last week I have made a concerted effort to stay away from the computer, as I was spending way too long on it, and my children need a present mama, not one who is spending ages staring at a screen. It has worked, I am now at a point where I really don't know how I managed to fit the computer into life, but it has thrown up unexpected issues.

I have wonderful online friends who I can chat to, moan at, laugh with. In an ideal world I would love to have such a community of like-minded mamas near-by, so we could chat, moan, laugh in the real world! I have some wonderful local mama- friends, some who are like-minded too, but do not want to burden them constantly. How do I meet my desire for friendship on a local scale? Should I be content with the friends I have, who may not understand my disgust at having to buy smarties for Alec to take into school (didn't have time to source non-Nestle chocolate beans) for his class project?

My other issue of balance is always the same at this time of year, basically it is inside or outside? So much to do in each sphere! Allotment seems to be winning over! I so wished I had my camera with me the other day, Sophie was crouching down by the strawberry patch munching on a sun-warmed strawberry, it was beautiful! And that is definitely the way to eat them, forget cream or ice-cream, sun-warmed and freshly picked, it is worth having the allotment just for that!

Emotionally I feel rather unbalanced at the moment. Everything seems to take up so much time at the moment, needy children, house, allotment, life! I need a little bit of down-time occasionally, some time for crafting or reading. But by the time the last of the children are in bed (near 10pm these days) the need for sleep has taken over!

Thank you for listening to my ramblings.


  1. It is amazing how much time is freed up when you limit your online time isn't it, glad you have found it starting to work for you.

    I do like to have the online space allbeit limited time sometimes, it's good to be able to have that contact with like-minded people if there aren't many around you in real life.

    Love the strawberry munching - it so is the best way to eat fruit, fresh from the plant and still warmed by the sun - yum!

    Hope you find some time for yourself, lately I've felt so tired I have just wanted to sleep once Imogen is in bed. Hoping that my energy levels improve soon though - so many ideas of things I want to do.

    take care and hope you find that balance and a rhythm to your day that works for everyone xx

  2. oh my goodness, I could have written this! I love going online to read blogs as I find them inspiring and they make me smile and also focus in life a bit but they also take up a lot of time which I feel guilty that I should be spending with the children. Like you say there are so many things on at this time of the year but as the kiddies stay up later due to longer sunlight hours it leaves little time for me to sit and sew, read, craft. I have done nothing crafty for a week or two now and feel the NEED to do some more very soon otherwise I will get annoyed that I am not getting any free time, even if it is only 1 hour in a week.

    Strawberries - how yummy all warmed up with the natural sugars bringing out the flavours. We have had one ripe on so far and my middle daughter was a little annoyed that we dared to eat it without her :-)

  3. :-) Hope you're finding more balance.

    This post speaks to me because I've recently massively cut down on internet time..a nd now wonder how I ever I got anything else done!

    Don't feel like you have to pass this on.. but as I've felt inspired by yoru post I'm giving you the Beautiful Blog award too :-)


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