Inspiration

The innocent question…

“Would you like a little sister?” I asked my little boy as we held a tiny 29 day old baby in our arms. We were in the baby room of a public hospital. I had popped into the nutrition ward to donate some of my boy’s clothes to Kalpana, who ran the ward and helped parents adopt kids. Whilst I was there, I asked Kalpana if there were any girls for adoption. “I have one girl and she looks like you”. We popped into the baby room, one look at her and I said yes. Picked up my son from kindergarten later that afternoon and here we were, holding the little baby again. She look deceivingly innocent and well behaved with a shock of dark black hair on her tiny head. “Look, she even has hair”. Unlike my son who was born bald, and at 4, not quite the full head of hair you’d need to ruffle 🙂 I say “little boy”. Not knowing that this four year old in a couple of years would be running 10 laps before his skating practice whilst I sit panting on the kerb having barely done 2. Image And I say “tiny” not knowing the eruption of volcanic sensuality was to emerge in a few years, sending me to bed in a curl, hoping we survive this big burst of hormonal activity!! and I have a new found respect to my gorgeous, loving parents..Image My parents dancing… in our home after a few 😉 Parenting, they say…here it is in some random order… Image At Floriade, Canberra. Of course you have see tulips!Image A few years earlier – on our cane sofa in the backyard (Vadodara)

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This was in Mahabalipuram… lots of strawberries… Image In Australia… on the south coast… Image Canoeing… Barrington Tops Image Image Playing with Dad at home

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Eye Candy… roses, garden, rustic shelves, inspiration from nature…

Super Sensitive

I would pick sight over smell… though this rose geranium soap has both… luscious rose petals scattered over a freshly made soap laden with goats milk, organic virgin coconut, olive, sunflower oils, shea butter, oats and decadent rose geranium essential oil.

The succulents happily growing in a pot that someone discarded in our neighbourhood… spices ready to be cooked in a the home made by my hubby… 

 

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The making of a soap

ImageThere was some bright orange carrot pulp in the juicer… crying out for some TLC. And I had not made soap for a while… am hanging around for some to get sold… maybe people will wander on the internet and find A Wicked Scrub soon!

I also wanted to use some of the beautiful organic botanicals I just got from Austral Herbs… Chamomile, Calendula flowers… so came about the beautiful carrot goats milk treasure.

I cut it up today… into extra chunky bars and am hanging out for 6 weeks so they can do their work on our skins…

 

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Inspiration

Was sitting in the sun by our pool this morning, reading Jugaad … a book on innovation and got inspired by the story of Mansukhbhai who made a refrigerator with clay!

The indomitable human spirit continues to amaze me. Especially in India where some of our children live in the toughest conditions possible.

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