The Toominoo Diaries


She scoots around the house. She wears her Toominoos and her pyjama top. I nearly die with the cuteness of the situation. My daughter is 2.5, and dearly in love with her Toominoos. She's worn it since she was a wee grub. She wears it to bed, and continues to wear it through the morning, until she … [continue]

Yummy beetroot & pearl barley salad

Pearl barley and beetroot salad

Gregor is responsible for most of the creative activity in the sunshine house kitchen. But occasionally, I take over. Like last night. I made this really yummy salad. It was so yummy, I thought I would share it with you. Ingredients: 5 medium beetroot, peeled and cubed 1 brown onion, chopped Leaves of beetroot 1 bunch […]


The Happy Campers


My older daughter’s been asking to go camping for months. I’ve been itching to go too. Too many screens in our house. Need nature. We finally found a couple of days in a row to escape last weekend, and packed our trunk with all the things we figured we would need to survive over two […]


Creative People: Marc Martin

Marc Martin

A few times now, I’ve picked up a beautiful book, turned it in my hands and opened it. Then I would sigh. Yes, of course, Marc Martin. Marc’s distinctive illustrations are whimsical. Max and A Forest are two of his beautiful books. A River recently arrived in the sunshine house. It’s poetry. We gently follow a river through […]


Children’s books we love :: March

childrens books we love march

There are lots of lovely things about living in the sunshine house. But one thing is that I am sent a lot of children’s books. Not all of them we love, but some of them we really, really do. So I thought I would share with you our favourite children’s books from the month, in […]