Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn Already!

It's almost October and I'm in a state of shock, every day has been absolutely jam packed and it seems as though I've completely lost track of time. In so many ways I'm enjoying the fast pace, it's great getting back into my college work and spending time with the lovely girls in my year. Being so busy really makes me treasure every minute with Nina and it gives me a little glimpse of what's yet to come... Having a full time job with a young child must be tough and I salute all those mums who do it. I am definitely taking full advantage of my opportunities at the moment and I know how lucky I am.


Here's a brief instalment of how September has gone down in our lives so far:

- Vegetarianism: Still going strong we have had some fabulous veggie meals at home and found that eating out vege is so much cheaper. Nina lasted about four days until she caved in over some chorizo haha! 

- Independence: My goodness, I'm glad the referendum is over and I was very pleased with the outcome however at no point was I ever 100% no. Being born and bred in Scotland it ties your emotions to the land and people. It was a very close call and I have so much respect for the campaign and the determination of all involved on either sides.

- Nina: Well the kid's been a little super star as usual and has been crowned "Star Tidy-Upper" at nursery. We had a great walk up Arthur's seat today and Nina collected a little stash of pebbles to "help us find our way home like Hansel and Gretel!" She's a gem honestly, I tell everyone all the time that being with her is like being with my miniature best friend! We are very fortunate to have such a thoughtful, generous and caring we soul in our lives.


Monday, 1 September 2014


I can't quite believe it's September all ready, it's crazy. I've been so fortunate to have such a large chunk of time this summer to spend with my little honey and I know it's a privilege I probably won't have in years to come. I do feel that we have made the most of it although no matter how much you squeeze into each and every day theres always those few things you wanted to do that slip away.

I've been back at college for a week now but it's been so chilled out! It's been so good catching up with the girls on the Textiles course. We spent our days meandering around the Generation exhibitions at the Modern Art galleries 1 & 2, the National gallery and the Fruitmarket gallery. I can honestly say that it is one of the most inspirational exhibitions I have been to because it is so current and relatable. If anyone in Edinburgh has the oppertunity I highly reccomend you go to see it. Nina loved the exhibitions too, it was a pleasure to take her round and listen to all of her sweet, innocent opinions and ideas about what she could see before her.

David Shrigley
Victoria Morton
I'd love to sit and blog all day but for now i'd better crack on with this weeks drawing, think large scale Botanical...
Here's some Instagram pics from our past week. Thanks for looking!

Oh and before I forget Nina and I have decided to go veggie for the month of September. It shouldn't be too much of a challenge for us because we do often eat meat free meals but I'd love to hear from other parents about how they deal with being vegetarians. How do you support your children and help them to understand these choices? Get in touch!

Naomi & Nina