School Holidays at last! Which has been such a welcome relief to the daily routine of lunches and pickup and drop off deadlines. Thanks to Babyology; one of the activities on our to do list for these holidays was to go and see the movie Ponyo by the Academy Award tm Winning Director Hayao Miyazaki. Who also directed other memorable animated films such as My Neighbor Totoro which is a number one favorite in our household; Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away.
Ponyo did not disappoint; (with the boys were set with their popcorn and choc top ice creams) as soon as the movie started they were transfixed to the screen; as was I! Half way through the feature; Archer said to me 'Mum I Love this movie'; I then looked down the row to Flynn who was sitting there quietly his face was beaming from ear to ear!
There is something magical and uninhibited by the real yet innocent world that Hayao Miyazaki creates. His stories are to be cherished by the young and old (er); I highly recommend Ponyo for this holiday program, it will most definitely hold a special place in the childhood memories of my two boys; which makes me smile. Enjoy!
I am an avid hoarder and when I was young (er) I was mad about birds and collected all things to do with them. Today I want to share with you a sneak peak from my 'Tuckfield's Australian Bird Studies' card collection. Ahhh aren't they just divine?
I thought you might like to read a little about the birds I have chosen to share with you, check out the back for useful twitcher information!
With all things birds in our beautiful bean bag collection, early bird, dreamy owl and sleepy owl; cocoon couture would not be here if it weren't for my love of birds and these delightful treasures. Even the social networking site twitter giving reference to the song birds sing to chat with each other I thought it was appropriate I share these precious bits from my archives.
Photo: by Ian Macpherson Books that make you want to read them for yourself; Iggy Peck Architect by Andrea Beaty is one of my favorite books in our shelf; oh and the boys love it too! LMNOP give it a great wrap.
Find LOVE at 6th Ave and 51st St. Photo: Hallie Burton. I have read the New York article about 3 times and am saving all the wonderful travel, shopping and play tips for when we head off there in a year with the boys. If you don't already subscribe then make sure you do today as it is FREE and a must. Not to mention LMNOP has a new and fabulous web site and blog which is their magazine that keeps on giving in between each issue!