I'm going to import most of the book blog posts over here. Mostly the children's books. As well as bringing Book Club Mamas* over here.
Fact is, all the people I would love to hear feedback on books are over here! So I might as well bring it to you. BTW, I'm finally reading The Mistress of Spices.
So if you had been reading over at the book blog (sniff, sniff, saying goodbye to it), then please excuse duplicate posts.
I've also cleaned up the top menus so that it reflects the best stuff here at Holistic Mama.
If you use Blogger, they've added a Pages feature now. Although I just created posts and linked to them, but it's there for those that wanted, take a look in your dashboard.
I don't know if I have mentioned it, since I've been a bit sporadic or just plain awol..... but we're hoping to move in to the new house within a couple of months.
We started building November 2007 I think... right from scratch so of course it's had its challenges. Especially as the designer (me) was caved in with a baby.
I am beyond excited. Our own home, a place to decorate and arrange (can't decorate here and most of our belongings are in boxes including my beloved books), no mold (this apartment suffers badly), warmth (no insulation here and it's so cold), financially better (no rent, as well as water from a local spring and wood stoves so lower bills), tranquility (in a small village up the mountain), surrounded by woodland (not horrible here but basically in urbanville), land to cultivate and for the Wildflower to run wild, and so much more.
This is an old photo from last Winter, but it's pretty much how it looks from the back. Husband has been busy indoors, floors are down and doors are in upstairs, next big job is tiling the kitchen floor over under-floor heating, and then getting the kitchen fitted.
Of course not long after we're in we'll probably start talking about travelling.... but it's a base, for cosiness and sinking in roots after coming to a new country.
soon, soon, soon.... can you just feel my impatience?
* If you display a Book Club Mama logo on your blog please use the new codes so that it links back here.
Please note that I've extended the Dec-Jan title into this month. To discuss in March.