Of washing-up bowls, 'Joy' and The Gallery...

>> Wednesday, 14 April 2010

So, it's Wednesday again, and time for Tara's Gallery.

The prompt this week was 'Joy'. I did consider taking a photo of my new washing up bowl, but decided to spare you the mundane-ness of that image. (I mention this because it's discovery in a local supermarket yesterday was a joyous occasion for me; for some reason such things aren't ten-a-penny over here, and it's taken me 3 months to find one. I know, a washing up bowl is ridiculous object to covet, but having one makes life just that little bit simpler and I'm all for that right now...) Then I thought about showing you one of the hundreds of photo's of my children showing absolute joy, but sadly, that brings me up against my self-imposed rule of not showing their faces.

So instead, again, I've had to make do with using a back-shot taken on a beach in Queensland a couple of years ago. I hope that you'll believe me when I tell you that the next photo in the series, of Boys #1 and #2 facing the camera, shows all the joy that you could ever hope to see on the faces of your children...


Anonymous,  14 April 2010 at 08:34  

Im expecting to see a few pics like this in the gallery this week because they're stunning anf they represent joy so well.

sharon 14 April 2010 at 08:42  

Small children and a beach just about guarantees joy!

maggy, red ted art 14 April 2010 at 08:44  

...and those waves look so much fun!!

Kath@Parklover 14 April 2010 at 08:45  

There's something joyful about splashing around in water on a sunny day. I had a great time at a paddling pool at a park in Oldham this weekend. Not quite the beach in Sydney, but we enjoyed it!

Tara@Sticky Fingers 14 April 2010 at 08:48  

Washing up bowl! Talk about simple pleasures! x

planb 14 April 2010 at 08:49  

Oh, I so understand the washing up bowl. I still have and cherish, the proper mug I bought after several weeks of searching in Moscow...

Chelle 14 April 2010 at 09:06  

Sun, sand and beach are definitely the right ingredients for a day full of joy!

TheMadHouse 14 April 2010 at 09:26  

I have many imaged the same as this, but in wet suits in the cold north sea!!

Nat 14 April 2010 at 09:37  

Kids & the ocean always joyful, well unless they're blue bottles then it's not so great lol

Anonymous,  14 April 2010 at 09:47  

we don't need to see their faces; we can imagine the expressions, just lovely.

Frog in the Field 14 April 2010 at 10:16  

I know that pic is of you and your husband.
How are you lovely?

Frog in the Field 14 April 2010 at 10:17  

ps. I was given a washing bowl for Christmas (I know, I know, I'm overindulged) and after the initial shock I'm rather glad I have it too...we are strange aren't we?

Rachel M. 14 April 2010 at 13:49  

With an ocean view like that I bet they were enthralled!

nappy valley girl 14 April 2010 at 14:20  

Boys and the beach...always a winner on the joy front.
(Although I would have loved to see your washing up bowl...really.)

A Modern Mother 14 April 2010 at 15:37  

OMG, did you just put up a photo? Amazing!

Iota 14 April 2010 at 21:56  

That's what I love about you, PM. One minute you're all Sex and the City, and the next it's children's fun on the beach - via the excitement of a washing up bowl. You're the perfect fusion of city woman glamour and mumsy heart, with a self-deprecating nod to domestic trivia.

How do you do that?

Hey, you could start a trend. Fusion blogging. It could be the next big thing.

Cheshire Mum 14 April 2010 at 21:59  

Boys + Ocean = Joy
Love it! Fab photo!

Potty Mummy 15 April 2010 at 06:57  

Claire - I know, not very original, is it!

Sharon, it certainly does...

Maggy, and they were (although the thought of sharks and jelly-fish was never far from my mind)

Kath, does it matter where the water is? Not for the kids, certainly.

Tara, that's me...(with a soupcon of wine, expensive chocolate and the odd nice hotel thrown in for good measure!)

PlanB, so nice someone gets it. Why are these things so tricky to find here? WHY?

Chelle, yes, wouldn't it be nice to live somewhere these things are on tap?

MH, you know, it may sound sniffy, but I do rather prefer the Australian version...

Nat, ah yes, those blue bottles - luckily we were off-season for that, but still a worry!

Thanks RM!

Frog, you saw right through me (if only my bottom was that pert...). I'm fine - how are the pots?

Rachel, they were - also because of how long it took to get there (but that's another post...)

NVG - be careful what you wish for. I may yet put a picture.

Modern, no faces! No faces!

Iota, you're too kind... (Fusion blogging - I like it. Can I use that?)

CM, thankyou!

Heather 15 April 2010 at 08:27  

kids on a beach, what's not joyful about that eh? Shame we didn't get to see the washing up bowl though ;)

I know what you mean about not being able to find the simple things. Sometimes its so frustrating, isn't it?

Jo Beaufoix 15 April 2010 at 21:08  

I love that pic Potty. Complete joy. Although I would have liked to see your lovely face when you filed that washing up bowl for the first time.

It's funny, but I can't imagine life without my washing up bowl, and that first time you fill it with hot soapy suds, sighhhhhh. Hope you're ok lovely. Hugs. x

Potty Mummy 17 April 2010 at 08:44  

Heather - be careful what you wish for on the washing up bowl front, is all I can say...

Jo, assuming you're not joking about the washing up bowl, I knew you'ld get it. Surprised you have to time to comment though with the preparations for your forth-coming trip (jealous? ME?). Have a fabulous time, btw!

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