"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Saturday, 28 July 2007

being five again and a gift-a-way!

sometimes, we can get so caught up in being an adult that we forget to be little girls.. I emailed a friend a few days ago and asked how old she was, of course this is quite rude to do, I know that, but I am not one for following rules anymore... and she told me her age and then said 'but today I think I am going to be 5.... I immediately replied that I wanted to be 5 too !*!

so yesterday, I put on my bright red cardie, the one that I bought fro $3 in the local op-shop, the one like Nana's wear and off I went to the $2 shop which is probably equivalent to Daisy's poundland. I bought myself some faery wings and a bubble blower and some butterflies to hang in my quiet space on my verandah. Then I went and bought 2 cup cakes.. one for me and one for the faeries. They like gifts you know, especially sweet things. When I got home, I went outside and blew bubbles to my hearts content. Just sitting under the pine tree where the faeries live, happily blowing bubbles - swinging my legs, having fun. Then I sat down with all seriousness and consumed my cupcake with relish - first nibbling the cake then enjoying the icing immensely!

*above are the cupcakes - I buy them from my favourite bread shop - Bakehouse on Wentworth.. these are to die for, really. The small one for the faeries is butter cake with pink icing.. there is more icing than cake... and for the piggywiggy which is me - is the large chocolate cupcake with mint icing and a flower decoration*
and, and, and ! ...... in my local paper this week there is a workshop starting on Thursday afternoons. The Artists way by Julia Cameron - a 13 week course to be held in bushland settings.. I cannot believe it! I have been 'asking' for this for ages and now here it is. I have decided to drop out of Witch School - it was just too intense for me.. I want fun! The witch classes were too structured and just too 'witchy' if there is such a thing...I am not into dipping the athame into the chalice and holding it up and all of that stuff, I really just want a connection with the earth.. that is what my spirit is drawn to, if only there were DaisyLupin Hedgewitchery classes *sigh* ... but something will come along that is perfect for me - it will come at the right time. I know it.

and to celebrate the inner child, I am going to have a little gift-a-way.. so if you want to be in the draw for a package full of absolute nonsense that will make you laugh out loud and then wonder what the hell you are going to do with it...then comment here.... in one week I will announce a winner!

*~* I hope your day is filled with butterflies, magick, colour & fripperies! ~*~


Sheila said...

Me, me, me ...I want to be five too..!!
Don'tcha luv cupcakes..or pupcakes as my baby grand daughter calls them..!
Chocolate with mint icing sounds very good, almost makes me want to start baking and that could be dangerous.
The art classes sound good, are you going to take them?
..I hope so..
big hugs

Peggy said...

that cupcake looks yummy! Have a fun weekend!

kim said...

Oh! I'd love a box of fun!!

amelia said...

When I received your address yesterday I put it into Google Earth and landed right on top of your house!!! It just freaked me out that I could do that from Canada and see your house on the other side of the world!!!

Did you feel me looking??????

It was about 4.00pm our time.

Julie Marie said...

what a wonderful day you had - full of pleasures and surprises! My friends and I had great fun blowing bubbles on Midsummer's Eve. I think we were all 5 that night.

I am so glad you are taking the Julia Cameron class. Dropping out of witch school makes sense since it did not "fit" with you.


MissKoolAid said...

Wonderful post! Too often we forget to listen to our inner child. Taking the Artist's Way classes seem like the right thing to do since you're already on your way, doing some of the exercises all on your own. If everyone took the time to feel like a child once in a while, the world would be a much better place... here's hoping...

dogfaeriex5 said...

you go miss robin, i never want to grow up and i love cupcakes, those look so divine...i raise my glass to you!!!

Blue said...

I am a big believer in the inner child. One must converse and nurture the inner child each day. Check in with her, when you wake up, to make sure you are both in tune with one another. Then, go blow bubbles if that is what it takes!
Lovely cupcakes too. My B calls them Pupcakes.

Autumn said...

Oh those cupcakes look yummy. I hope you and the faires both enjoyed them..Please enter me for your give away!

Tracy said...

Oh, I want to be included in the fun drawing! I had borrowed The Artist's Way from the library, but I have a personal copy of Vein of Gold by Julia Cameron. Maybe I will pick it back up & start working through it?

Lisa said...

Mmmmm you made me want a cupcake! I'm sure your faeries are very happy for they are most loved and cared for.

kansasrose said...

MMmm...I'll take a cupcake please! Thank you! Love your pictures and much beauty for the eyes and soul.

Pam Aries said...

THat is WONDERFUL! What a fun thing to do! hee ! THe other day it rained and left BIG peddles everywhere..I kicked off my shoes and went splashing! Some people thought I was quite mada! I had fu nthough!..your day sounds divine! I wanna cupcake!!!!

Sweetpea said...

The cupcakes look scrumptious. I went to buy some yummy cakes earlier today. I really know that Daisy would agree with you in your decision over witch school. I want to blow bubbles too!
Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Naturegirl said...

Robyn my inner child comes out each time I sit and daydream in my ~secret garden~ a place that takes me to my
innocent childhood. I like what you did with the cakes and bubbles and fun stuff. Oh how much fun would you and I have if we lived as close neighbors!!

Perhaps we can think of a day and have many of our cyberfriends
do something like this at the same time and we all post about it!
Thank you for the words of comfort regarding my recent loss.

bubbles and sweet frosting to you
hugs NG

Bimbimbie said...

..... you had me and you know who grinning from ear to ear. Those cup cakes sound as good as they look. Great news about the art class *!*

Anonymous said...

Being 5 sounds like it was so much fun. he cup cakes look great. I think again we just have to learn what is out there and take what we want and leave the rest behind. Love Hugs and Blessings

Garden girl said...

Robyn when you start the artists way - maybe you could lead the way on your blog and we could take the class with you and sort of do things for it all together on our blogs? whatcha think?

Gemma said...

I'm still 5 at heart....
That's why my Grand babies love me.
Hope you are taking Artist Way class Robyn...I learned so much from it.

Gina E. said...

Blowing're such a dag!!! Where was Joe while all this nonsense was going on? Riding his bike as far as he could go? Giggles!

A bird in the hand said...

Today, I'm 10 years old. Bring on the cupcakes!

Gill said...

What a GREAT thing to do, this world is such a serious place most of the time. Blowing bubbles is GREAt fun

Take care