Monday, June 19, 2006

Strawberries juicy

Oh no, I've accidentally left too long between posts and now have loads of stuff to catch up on, which probably doesn't make for the best reading. I flakily failed to complete colour week, but I did enjoy what I did. I managed to freak out a lot of people with that photo of the power station didn't I? No, it's not nuclear, and yes, we really do live that close to it!

This weekend went in a flash - we went strawberry picking for the first time this year.


The strawberries were put to good use by making a trifle (hubby's favourite, in honour of Fathers Day) and smoothie ice pops in the amazing moulds that Maxine sent to us.

This blogging community is so amazing - I had admired the moulds over at Noodles and Doodles, and out of the blue Maxine offered to send me some. Thank you Maxine for the bunnypops and the other goodies (fabric, a windmill, amazing card and choccy) you tucked in there too. I'm doing my best with your overdue thank you parcel.

I don't know if it sounds harsh, but in real life the acts of random kindness I witness seem far outnumbered by the stupid, thoughtless and just plain mean things people do to each other. Two things that regularly restore my faith in human goodness - watching my children and this community.

9 comments:

Angela said...

Berry picking sounds fun and those are really cute bunny pops! Here, here, are cute kids and kind blogger pals. 8-)

capello said...

Mmmmm... strawberry ice pops, in ubber-cute molds nonetheless.

RC said...

that is a beautiful testimony to the blogging community.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Max said...

You are more than welcome! Your son looks so happy with the ice-lollies :) I used to go strawberry picking all the time when I was little. I must see if there is anywhere here to do it...you have put me in the mood!

Laurie said...

Looks like you had a great time picking berries. I've been wanting to do that with my girls, but the closet pick-your-own spot closed :( I understand what you say about seeing good things in your kids. I think it's why I have such a hard time thinking about my kids going into the "real world." I wish I could keep them here with me forever.

Megan said...

My kids would go mad over those ice-lolly moulds! They're so cool!

Sweet Treat said...

Yum... Strawberry picking! I always eat as many as I put in the bucket! Loved your comment on the blogging community... couldn't really agree more.

Leslie said...

Oh, I like those molds! How cute are those?!

sooz said...

Oh god ain't it the truth? The world outside my doorstep seems full to the brim of bad attitude, some days it just seems like one more amazingly awful thing after another. At it's worst it seems like real evil, at it's best just thoughtlessness and apathy. But the world seems so much brighter in the blogging world, where the most heinous crimes I come across are swap packages arriving a week late, or people who don't have time to respond to all their commenters! Why is it we can all agree to play so nice here, when out there mob rules?