Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Faves......

It came out a while ago, but the favourite dvd in our house is Ponyo. The graphics and music are so wonderful and the story is completely charming.
A quote from director Hayao Miyazaki:

“A little boy and a little girl, love and responsibility,

the ocean and life—these things, and that which is most elemental to them,

are depicted in the most basic way in ‘PONYO.’”

Our lovely lady, Joan, at our local dvd shop also has a love of Hayao's work and this weekend we have two dvds as a treat.
'Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) recounts the adventure of two orphans seeking a magical castle-island that floats in the sky; My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro, 1988) tells of the adventure of two girls and their interaction with forest spirits' - Wikipedia
 
We are heading to the beach again today for a few days so we had a sneak peak of Laputa last night and my eldest boy declared it the best ever though I think my younger one will always harbour a deep love for Ponyo. It may sound like a strange thing to say however you could do a lot worse parenting than making the time to sit and watch these lovely movies with your children.  I hope you can discover the joy of Hayao too.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Introducing Sophie

I thought I would introduce you to my very favourite baby gift in the world - Sophie the Giraffe - Sophie has quite a history and is made in Paris. I have always ordered her through http://www.mummysfavourite.com.au/ however she has her own website http://www.sophiethegiraffe.com.au/. I always keep one in my cupboard just in case. xx

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Faves ....

Some lovely gift ideas from Monkeys Always Look via Etsy.
To all those mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and carers have a lovely Mother's Day. I hope you all have a moment to yourself - sometimes it is the quiet time that makes being a mother all the sweeter. xx

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