Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Daisy chains 101

Granny has now gone back to Cape Town. But I've decided not to blog about that - it was the first of many goodbyes to come over the coming months. I will not dwell. I will not!

Instead I thought you may enjoy a short lesson on daisy chain making:

Step One: You'll need some daisies. Scotland is a good place to find them right now. This one's from Skye...

Step Two: Make small incisions in the stems and thread them together. This is tricky, especially if you're two and may require that you stick your tongue out...


Step Three: TADA! Oh dear, it fell off before Mom could take the photo. Quality control is only covered in the next module, Superior Daisy Chain Making!


14 comments:

Iota said...

Please please don't go to Nairobi. I've only just discovered your blog, and I love the descriptions and pictures of Scotland - urban and rural. Your entry on your trip to Skye is just beautiful. So please, don't go to Nairobi.

Annie said...

Fun times! Miss E was fascinated by daisies and buttercups when we were in Ireland.

I totally relate to the goodbye thing - that lump in your throat and actual physical aching when you miss someone.

As people keep telling me, if you don't have the goodbyes, you can't look forward to the joyous 'hellos'.

The Good Woman said...

Oh dear Iota. Go I must. Maybe you'll enjoy the pictures of Kenya too - it's very different you know.

Hi Annie - I could almost detect an Irish accent as I read about the 'joyous hellos'!

lady macleod said...

look at that face! she is so beautiful, brilliant photographs. well done mum. I'm still smiling. I used to make daisy chains by the mile, and drape them over the castle walls.

The Good Woman said...

Hi Lady M - so that was your castle we saw in Dunvegan! Thanks for the compliment. I'm a very amateur photographer but Bambi makes for rich material.

Sparx said...

I remember doing this when I was a kid! She looks so plesaed with it all.

Great pics of Skye by the way but I know what you mean about doing it justice. Sometimes a wide-angle lense helps but really, you have to go to these wonderful places to get the idea, hey?

Nairobi - very exciting. You and Lady M, you've travelled so much and lived in so many different societies - makes for a rich life.

The Good Woman said...

Hi Sparx. Bambi was sooo proud of herself - me too!

As I begin the process of planning a complicated move (furniture in SA and Scotland - new home yet to be found in Nairobi) I am tempted to play down the joys of a nomadic lifestyle. But the truth is I really do enjoy it. Now I just have to keep Bambi interested in it too.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I love make daisy chains with my daughter. She's quite clumsy so it's hilarious watching her trying to thread the stems, her frustration usually gets quite out of control and we end up with tons of ripped up daisies everywhere!
What a beautiful little girl you have.

The Good Woman said...

Thank you Crystal. She's also quite laid back - no ripped up daisys yet...

Mr Farty said...

Oh, a bokkie in Scotchland! Cold here, innit?

At least that'll be one thing to look forward to in Kenya. Here's another.

Toot toot!

The Good Woman said...

Oh Dear Farty! Have only just managed to peel myself off the carpet...only in Kenya. Frankly if I see a tiger roaming around the Masai Mara I'd be VERY surprised!
And, yes. It's blerry cold here in Scotchland. They summer is going to arrive . Any day now. I'm waiting... Yoo hhoooo... Summmmm- er... Whenever you're rea-dy....

dulwichmum said...

This just looks so much fun. How very beautiful. Please don't go to Nairobi...

Kaycie said...

Bambi is a lovely, happy looking child.

The Good Woman said...

Hi Dulwich Mum - I'm hoping for lots of rich blogging material from Nairobi. Please continue to visit - I won't take your computer with me - promise!

Yes, Kaycie Bambi is a real ray of sunshine (which has been handy given the Scottish weather).