Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Cat who Liked to Chat


In the whole house
there was one cat only,
and it cannot be denied
that he was bit lonely.

Playing by himself
bored him no end,
he really would have liked
at least one friend.

In the basement there lived
a family of mice,
but they all smelled of cheese
and didn't seem that nice.

In the dusty attic nested
a lovely white dove,
but she was always cooing
about harmony and love.

The neighbors next door
had a grey old poodle,
but he was slow and lazy
and really liked strudel.

The cat dismissed them all
with scorn and a huff,
as far as friends went
there weren't good enough.

And then he realized
all on his own -
if you're gonna be picky
you'll end up alone.


Featured: a little softie cat
a present for my toddler nephew, Ariel.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Yuletide Wishes


 
 

Sending you
my yuletide wishes
for a holiday
fun and delicious.

Good company
food and cheer,
and all the best
for the coming year!


These photos were taken
at the Holiday of Holidays festival- 
an annual celebration of the religious and 
cultural diversity of my city.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sew a Softie - the Hanukkah edition

 
 
 


Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of my favorite holidays.
Not only does it have an epic battle as its historical setting,
with out brave Maccabees rising against the might of Ancient Greece,
but there is magic involved -
when the Maccabees liberated the Holy Temple they found
only a tiny amount of pure oil to light the Menorah
but this lasted for eight full days 
until more oil could be produced.


With my niece Dana, we are joining Trixi's Sew a Softie.
Our contribution is a board game that follows fours softie friends
as they try to save Hanukkah by bringing a box of matches to the Temple.

Four tiny friends
are going on a quest
with fear in their hearts 
they will still do their best.

The Temple is dark
as black as the night,
and matches are needed
for the oil to light.

Leading them on
is the little Dreidel,
an unlikely hero
he's been cheerful since cradle.

Next is the Candle
so orange and bright,
he'll play a big role
in the lighting of light.

The Oil Can that's coming
is not very grand,
but if more oil is needed
he will lend a hand.

And our sweet sugared Donut
is right at the back -
you can't go adventuring
without any snack.

The perils are many
but come what may -
our four little friends
must all win the day.


Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Sleepover

 

They invited me for
a sleepover last night,
it was great fun -
we had a pillow fight!

When we were going to sleep
I don't know why,
I wanted to go home
and started to cry.


Featured: A crochet lap blanket
and adorable nieces and nephews
who all love sleep-overs
and hardly ever cry.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My London Trip



The markets, museums and parks,
the streets with their Christmas light,
the queen, the rain and the shops -
London, you've been a delight!


The second leg of my trip - London.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My Paris Trip

 

Ages since I've written
can hardly remember when,
but now I am back
and I'm blogging again!


Featured: photos from my Paris trip