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Happy New Year Everyone! Let’s hope it will be filled with lots of good things!

Today was the first day back to school for my Little Man. He was happy to go back especially to show off his new haircut (we had to nearly shave it off as a result of the dreaded L word, yes LICE!). We are over that now I am so happy to say!

I am happy too to be back in our routine. I am a little anxious for my Little Man as he was having a bit of trouble at school towards the end of last year (it is a little weird to say ‘last year’)… However, I am hopeful that all will be well especially as the school is being great about stepping in and helping. I like the Principal a lot.

My Little Lady is back at her daycare where she frequents about 3 days a week while I am at work (REAL work – not artsy at all – but I must say that I do enjoy the ‘conservative’ part of my working life as it adds a different element to it).

So while the Little People were not with me today, I was very productive and made an order for some new supplies. So happy about that! Love the anticipation of awaiting some new supplies with which I can create some new lovely jewellery. Here is a small infusion of colour for you to brighten your day.

We finished making the birds!

So going back to the start of school today. Jivan and I read together for about 20mins and it was a good beginning to our day especially as the book we read was by one of my favourite children’s writer and illustrator Lauren Child. I love Charlie and Lola. We read “I Am Too Absolutely Small For School“. Really enjoyed it!

Can you see Lola’s imaginary friend Soren Lorensen below? How sweet!

Now must dash. Thanks for having stopped by. Leave me a note of you like. Must put my legs in action to go pick up the Little People.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


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Around this time of the year I miss my family a lot. It gets colder out, the days get shorter and warmth, love and support are needed more. I am lucky though to have some family and good friends I can rely on and vice versa.

So, this week so far has been good. My little girl is turning 2 tomorrow and let me tell you she is right on cue for the terrible twos. My son wasn’t so much, he started a little later at three! However much it is challenging and sometimes my voice is cracking because of you know what, a moment of joy creeps in at the most unexpected times and I am thankful, oh so thankful for everything beautiful around me.

Look at this beauty Jivan created in his class – I took a picture because I love the colours but also for the title as “lighting and thunder” are words that I would use to describe my son, along with loving, smart and witty!

I donated a few earrings today to our friend Astra who is organising a silent auction at the St Vartan Armenian Church. Apparently there are LOTS of great items for grabs, so if you are into jewellery and accessories (as am I) please make your way to the church on November 27. It is free, includes hors d’eouvres and dessert. What else could a girl ask for? oh, they also have a few men’s items and all the proceeds goes to charity!

These are the earrings I donated

They are really pretty. I am very happy with how they turned out. Any feedback is welcome though!

All my senses were tickled today – apart from the eye candy above my taste buds took me back to my childhood. A little Armenian birdie told me that Jack at the Mediterranean Store on the Drive makes really good Bastirma. So off I went to Jack who suggested I get 100 grams to try. Try it I did and I tell you it was YUMMY! You have to be careful though not to eat it right before a first date as you will stink of garlic and the sort ;o)

Here is a picture for you – it doesn’t do its taste justice

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and a holiday here in Canada…

I hope the end of your week will be filled with good tastes and laughter.


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It has been a busy past few days for me and the family – yes, Halloween!!!  I grew up in London, England so I wasn’t really used to Halloween and I don’t know if I am now but you know what… it is so much fun watching kids, mine and others, get so excited about dressing up and going trick-or-treating… and here are some pictures of our weekend…

My Spiderman at his school parade…

The little people at the Halloween party at the Armenian school on Saturday…

and the little man playing around with the camera…

and of course I must include a photo of a beautiful flower shop I happened to pass by at the weekend! Aren’t they gorgeous looking?

Sunday was not really a good day for me… I was feeling completely down on energy and a little ill. So the hubbie took the kids for a few hours and guess what I did? No, I did not fold laundry, nor did I clean the house, nor did I do paperwork!!! Instead I lounged on the couch and watched two films – yes TWO films!!! Can you believe it? but I don’t want you to read about my rest, I want to tell you about this wonderful film I watched at the advice of the hubbie… and I loved it and I am sure you will love it too. It is called between the folds, a documentary about origami – it was just magical and beautiful… Have a look:

It is so wonderful seeing the work of artists knowing that they have spent years and years perfecting their techniques. I love the wackiness of some of the people in the documentary and it leaves you with the feeling of possibilities… anything is possible…

I want to share the flowers I am crocheting with you but haven’t really had a moment to photograph them today – I will share them with you tomorrow…

see you then!



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Helly my Dears,

It’s lovely to see you, thanks for making a quick stop here. This week has seen the beginning of a new era in our house – the little man began Kindergarten and it was pretty exciting to tell the truth!

I love my son and through watching him grow I do get nostalgic at times, but I also want him to go to full day Kindergarten and have fun away from me with his peers… So here we are on Wednesday morning on our way to the first day of Kindergarten. The parents were asked to stay for the hour with the kids and I tell you it was a pretty moving hour for me! I loved the teacher, Mrs Lloyd, a well spoken soft lady with a young daughter of her own who just completed Kindergarten.

I feel very positive about the school and hope the best for my little man – fingers crossed!

I think the little lady will miss her brother but she will continue having fun on her own!

Here she is just sitting and contemplating…

and her she is just hanging out… actually not sure what she is trying to do!!

I love the little joys that my kids bring me in this life and I prefer concentrating on the good things that life has given me and is continuing to give me. For a while, I thought about how I would like to write this blog and to be honest it sits best with me when I write about the good things that have happened instead of the bad. As anyone with kids knows, life is challenging with them and there are many hurdles to cross but life is also beautiful with all those hurdles and challenges in them. Don’t you think?

So you wouldn’t be surprised to know then that I am really enjoying reading Amanda Blake Soule‘s blog – this woman is inspiring and it is really interesting to read why she blogs in one of her posts called Snapshots. It got me thinking to why I began writing this blog and one of the reasons is taking the time out and writing about my day/week/month is definitely a meditative ritual. Writing also allows me to empty my mind’s thoughts on paper to allow room for more thoughts. It is a way to share my dreams and creativity with like minded individuals and for now the last thing I can think of is that it pushes me to explore other blogs of wonderful individuals…

What do you tink? Are these good reasons to blog? Who knows, right? Do we really need a reason at all for our actions? Isn’t it just good to do it and continue doing it with sheer feeling and instinct?

Now I should really head off to sleep as my eyes are gravitating and that is the instinct I will follow today.

Thanks so much for stopping by – do you want to leave me a comment? Oh please do, I would love to hear from you!


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