Playground Sounds, Delicate Daffodil and Birthday Skype

12 Mar

1   Walking into town about lunchtime today, I was delighted to hear the sounds of the nearby primary school children at play – such happy squeals and shrieks and laughter, sounds that we have heard all our working lives and since, in our travels around the world.  All children at play, wherever they are, make the same happy sounds and we heard it in Mapoch, South Africa where we went to build a classroom the year after we retired.

Children on the climbing frame in Mapoch

Children on the climbing frame in Mapoch

2   I love the  yellowness of this time of year but I also find the delicacy of this pale daffodil very beautiful. The specialness of this daffodil is for two very good friends who have each lost a parent in the last couple of weeks. This is just to tell them they are loved.

Pale daffodil

Pale daffodil

3   We Skyped with T for her 2nd birthday today as she opened her presents. How lucky we are with current technology that allows us to share such events from hundreds of miles away.

For those who would like the Nutella Cookies recipe, I’ve put it on my Recipe pages today. Enjoy!


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16 responses to “Playground Sounds, Delicate Daffodil and Birthday Skype

  1. flowerpot

    March 13, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I found a field of all kinds of daffs near Marazion – never seen so many different kinds. Wonderful – they were there last year, too. See you tomorrow I hope! xx

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 13, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Thank you for calling in. Is the field of daffodils accessible for a photo? I keep seeing beautiful fields in the distance but cannot catch a photograph and I would so love to! 🙂

  2. shazzagirl70

    March 13, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Wow that must be fantastic being able to skype the children while they open their presents. You are right – technology is some kinda wonderful 🙂
    I can’t imagine your experiences by going to South Africa and build a house…that really must have been incredible. Thanks again for your blog.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

      It was something I will always remember and treasure. One day I’ll post some more pictures of the extraordinary experience.
      All the best to you and thank you for your loyal following 🙂

  3. papathechildrencallme

    March 13, 2013 at 12:22 am

    i am enjoying the pictures. they are, indeed, “beautiful things.”

  4. John Roberts

    March 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks Sally. That means so much to us. XX

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    How neat to participate in building the playground…I’m sure you saw the happiness you brought to those children…
    The pale daffodil is very pretty…Mine are still trying to come up…but, no blooming here…probably another week or two…still cold with some rain and flurries…

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      Building the classroom with local workers and working in the school was an amazing experience. We later raised the funds for the playground equipment and a perimeter fence which the next set of volunteers put in situ. It was something I’d always wanted to do and it all worked really, really well. 🙂

  6. Choc Chip Uru

    March 12, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    This flower is so beauiful my friend 😀
    And those kids make me smile!


  7. Don

    March 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    Haven’t seen many pale daffodils. Such a beautiful flower.

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 12, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      It is very special. This is the first of only a few that we have. 🙂

      • Don

        March 12, 2013 at 7:29 pm

        It’s beautiful -so relevant today for me. It’s the 30th anniversary of my Mom’s death and her favourite flower was the daffodil. She absolutely loved them. So thank you for the image.

        • mybeautfulthings

          March 12, 2013 at 7:45 pm

          I’m so glad the photo was right for you today. It’s 20 years since my Mum died but she is still with me in so many ways. You may have read my Mothers’ Day post.

          All the best to you on this special day 🙂


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