Miss G loved the feeling of the wind through her hair - the best part of rollerskating I say. She wore her flowing summer top she wanted last summer.
By the end of the three hours on the rink, Master J had the knack. He could skate without holding the walls.
I was oh so happy for him. Happy too that my camera is back in business. How I missed snapping away.
We went away earlier in the week to my old home town, where I grew up. I have spent the week knitting my first ever item in the round. A fisherman's jumper for Master J. I have not quite got the pattern as per instructions, but am improvising!
A friend's Mum's funeral reminded me of living life to the full. I wonder what people reading my blog often think. I am not good at small talk. I am not good at refraining about sharing what is close to my heart. Much of what matters to me doesn't seem important to many of this world. I think about how I blog. How I should write. Do I skip the important stuff and become like so many others?
Today we were at our old stomping ground. A visit to the supermarket before lunch with friends. I received a tap, tap, tap on my driver's window and was delighted to have a kindergarten Mum track me down in the car-park. She ran across the lot to see me, and told me she had been reading this blog. She blessed my heart letting me know she can't wait to read each post. I didn't really think I could impact or mean much to anyone.
The truth is, I have a bit of bloggers block at the moment. This blog started out being a journey of the Squiggly Rainbow stall and clothing label adventures. It really has transitioned to being a bit of everything that Squiggly Rainbow is.
Miss G named the clothing range label I make 'Squiggly Rainbow'. Some have asked me what it means, what it stands for. I thought Miss G was just being quirky. But now I think it was meant to be.
Rainbows are a sign of love and peace and a promise. At times in my life, I have wanted my life to be as perfect as a rainbow. I did not want to weather any of the storms. With all that has happened in my life and the journey of discovery I am on - rainbow's metaphorically are squiggly. Not perfect, a bit like roller-skating for the first time. A bit of up and down.
So as I blog, I want it to be authentic. I want it to stand for what I stand for. My thoughts and prayers. My joys and tears. My desires and dreams. I want it to bless you.
Much Love Rach xx