DIY Wooden Block Toys

A few years ago I dragged a bin of wood cut offs destined for the fire place out of the shed, thinking they’d be awesome as building blocks. I was talking to @adam.closs who is a carpenter and was busy with some woodwork outside about the blocks. He got the idea of cutting some pillars …

Farm Girls

Syntia is well on her way to becoming a farm girl through and through. Having grown up in an urban setting myself, it is awesome to see how comfortable she is sitting on my horse’s back or going for a ride on Cesar’s tractor. Farm life was completely foreign to me when I moved out …

Cesar and the Parrots

Spending some time with Cesar in the Parrot aviary. Cesar likes to share his food with them. When he eats a piece of fruit or veg but gets close to the stem he stops eating and collects little bits to give to the Parrots. Here he had already gotten a lot of apple to eat …

From Living like a Zombie to Living with ZEST

This post is a continuation to the post ‘Zombie-Mode| How we Choose to be Incapacitated’ wherein I opened up my ‘Zombie-Mode’ experience that I would find myself stuck in from time to time. It’s an experience of feeling tired, lethargic, wanting to ‘save your batteries’, feeling listless, bored, uninterested, wanting to do nothing. Interestingly, it’s …

Is My Child Abusing Me?

In this video Leila discusses some of the aspects that may be involved in the experience of feeling like your child is abusing you. Remaining conscious of the variables that define the balance in our parent-child relationship will assist in tweaking our own approach and behaviour. Whenever a conflict or friction arises, we have an …

Playing With Fire

Cesar literally playing with fire. Fire is one of his big fascinations, and he welcomes stormy nights when the power goes out (= lots of candles). When I was young I did not get much experience with fire. Once, I set a paper tissue on fire (I was playing in secret, I was not to …