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A Family And Lifestyle Blog With A Tropical Seychelles Twist!

Month: March 2014

MIA

Just wanted to do a quick little post to acknowledge that I am a little MIA here at the moment!     We are having a lovely time with my parents being here, Arthur is loving spending time with them and they are of course […]

They’re coming!

My parents arrive on Saturday!   I’m so excited!  We haven’t seen them since Arthur was a month old. They will be here for a month and are staying in a really nice (like nicer then our house) self catering apartment.  Of course we have […]

The Lullaby {The Ordinary Moments} #10

It’s Sunday so I’m linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments!

Every night ato the end of Arthur’s routine we read him one of two lullabies.  Marks favorite is The Owl and The Pussycat.

This is mine:

Wynken, Blynken & Nod

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night

Sailed off in a wooden shoe—

Sailed on a river of crystal light,

Into a sea of dew.

“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”

The old moon asked the three.

“We have come to fish for the herring fish

That live in this beautiful sea;

Nets of silver and gold have we!”

Said Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,

As they rocked in the wooden shoe,

And the wind that sped them all night long

Ruffled the waves of dew.

The little stars were the herring fish

That lived in that beautiful sea—

“Now cast your nets wherever you wish—

Never afeard are we”;

So cried the stars to the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw

To the stars in the twinkling foam—

Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,

Bringing the fishermen home;

‘T was all so pretty a sail it seemed

As if it could not be,

And some folks thought ‘t was a dream they ‘d dreamed

Of sailing that beautiful sea—

But I shall name you the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,

And Nod is a little head,

And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies

Is a wee one’s trundle-bed.

So shut your eyes while mother sings

Of wonderful sights that be,

And you shall see the beautiful things

As you rock in the misty sea,

Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:

Wynken,

Blynken,

And Nod.

By Eugene Field

To me this is so beautiful, I had never heard of it before but we were given a book of nursery rhymes and lullabies and this was in there, I read it once and fell in love with it.  Mark reads it and changes the last few lines a little to “Arthur’s little bed” and “shut your eyes while daddy sings”.

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Do you have a favourite Lullaby?

Happy Sunday!

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Boat Trips from Praslin island

We have been lucky enough to get to go on some amazing boats and have had opportunities to do some fantastic boat trips.  The boys absolutely love to go out on a boat, for them it’s the best day out! Going on a boat trip […]

A sleepy change

It’s been a week. Last Sunday night Arthur slept through the night for the first time ever. It was amazing. But, it had a twinge of sadness attached.  Arthur had been having a bottle for all his feeds except the night feed.  Him sleeping through […]

Peekaboo {The Ordinary Moments} #9

It’s Sunday so I’m linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for the Ordinary Moments!

This week Arthur’s love of Peekaboo has stepped up a level!!  We have been ‘peeking’ under and over the sofa.  He thinks it’s hilarious to look under the sofa and he looks so cute peering under there!!!  

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This has got to be the simplest game around but it brings SO much joy in our house.  I love it.  I’m sure it won’t be long until less simple games are favoured so I’m savouring every second of what is currently a very ordinary moment in our house!

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Happy Sunday!

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Being a Seychelles mama (the harder bits) 0-8 months

This post is all about the harder bits about being a Seychelles mama to a 0-8 month old.  These things do not outweigh the positives of living here for us.  I’m not looking for sympathy here (and know I won’t get it!!!) but I thought it […]