Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Onwards and upwards...

...we are very excited and hopeful in our barmy little family.  We finally have the keys to our very own house!

Here is a picture of the little Toot climbing the hill behind the 'nee haas' as he calls it himself.  He hates to have to leave it.  Always protests loudly when it's time to get in the car and return to the place with a kitchen... and beds... and running water... and food.  You know, the kind of things that are sort of helpful for everyday life.

He loves the garden though.  And I so agree with him.  Don't you?

We are so grateful to St Joseph for his intercession up above.  Míle buíochas Naomh Iosaf!

By the way, the photo was taken by Roo, who at 6 and three quarters, is quite the budding little photographer.  

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Too long....

..since I last posted.  This little blog has been quite sadly neglected by me in the last year or so.  I have started writing posts on various devices, got distracted or had them inadvertently deleted.  The story of my life at the moment.  Never manage to finish anything. 

At the end of this Mother's Day, I am determined to post this one though, because it relates to someone very dear to my heart.  Someone who knew and loved the greatest mother of all, everyone's mother, Mary.  I'm talking about the glorious St Joseph, of course, whose feast day is fast approaching.  And with that in mind, it's time to get our skates on for the novena.  I do love an old novena, don't you know?!

I have a few books with suitable prayers and even a St Joseph App on my phone, but if you haven't, don't worry, just pop over to The Virtual St Joseph Altar and the prayers will be there for you.  

Now.  Must.  Press.   Publish.  Button. Nnnnnnnnnnnnrrrrrgggggggggh! 


Sunday, 6 January 2013

We Three Kings of Orient are...

...One in a taxi, one in a car. Sorry, couldn't resist. Roo got quite upset when I told him the Christmas decorations were due to come down. It always makes me feel a bit sad too.

Actually, the tree must have known it was the twelfth day of Christmas, because it FELL down last night, spilling the water at its base all over the books that the Three Wise Men left for the children.

There was some consolation for Roo though as the cribs will stay up for a while. After all, our friends with the camel have only just arrived from the Orient so it would be a bit rude to pack them up already. Roo spent a happy spell arranging them in the Playmobil Nativity scene and he did a great job as you can see from the picture.