Thursday, 14 June 2018

Butterflies & Hammock Life

I've been wanting a hammock for years. Truth be told probably since my Mum lived in Thailand. Well this year I decided to just get on with it and I'm so happy I did. 

Like everyone else in the house Ayla is a big fan...








For the millionth year in a row we got caterpillars again, and still love watching the transformation. 




The Butterfly King crown is still firmly on Gabe's head. 







What happens to Gabe if you allow him to buy anything in a charity shop...


Meet Emperor Gabriel!!



And I expect to see a lot more scenes like this throughout the summer...



My hammock is supposed to be my quiet peaceful downtime, if only for 10 minutes before dinner, however it usually ends up like this... 


She's too cute to complain too much!!



Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Colourfest Part Two

I had intended to post this days ago but hey better late than never, and honestly, it's nice for me to remember that Colourfest wasn't the months ago it feels. 

So here are the rest of the photos and most of the activities we took part in. 


 A firm family favourite were the drumming sessions, which the little lady either grabbed a shaker or wandered off for a dance. 


There was nettle rope making, which lead to nettle bracelets.


Plasticine figures for the fairy area. 


An art installation entitled 'forgiveness' where you painted with water as a release and then watched it fade away and disappear. 



Another favourite and a new friend made, was a Japanese woman artist called Minako who taught them some new origami skills...



and Sumi-e ink painting, which I fell in love with... 



They enjoyed a guided meditation to meet and connect with their animal guides. 



A tie-dye workshop.


Clay... 


a design a bear competition...


and a workshop to use flowers to create art...



Once collected and placed on fabric, they used hammers and mallets to pound the dye out of the petals & leaves and onto the cotton to create a unique print


 

Along side all of this was the circus skills, the bubble madness, the swimming pool, rope swings, live music and just playing with old and new friends. 

It's easy to see why they loved it so much and can't wait for next year!









Thursday, 7 June 2018

Colourfest Part 1

So the big highlight of the last few weeks was our 4 days last week at a local yoga festival called Colourfest. Live music all day, tons of children's activities, and as much meditation, physical yoga classes, satsang, gong baths, and workshop heaven as you can fit in... my kind of heaven. 



We had Tom with us for the first two days so I managed to sneak off for some deep relaxation & meditation and two separate satsangs.



The kids had an amazing time playing and never wanted to leave. 




 

And this little cutie loved every bit of it. 

 

This is where I ran off to when I could, and hopefully I'll find my way to a yoga class or two back in the real world soon.