One + Four = Life

Joining in with Pip’s brilliant idea (via Meet Me At Mikes). Here goes:


1) Mamoncillo season here. The littles love them; sweet but tangy little balls of goodness. Yum! [The porter from the building planted a tree in front of the building 15 years ago, which he refers to as ‘his tree’. Whenever the fruiting season starts, he always brings a big bag of them up for the littles. It’s quite fun to watch, from our balcony, as he climbs the tree to get them!]

2) Orchids in the park. Just beautiful.

3) I had a whole lot of felt flowers that I’d made some time ago hanging around so decided to make a wreath for my daughter’s bedroom door. It’s certainly brightened things up!

4) Making gingerbread bears. They both had a lot of fun icing them!

[Shorter than normal post this week; we’re off at the zoo/doing exciting things this weekend so I’ll be back with a longer ‘1+4 = Life’ post next Saturday!]


22 thoughts on “One + Four = Life

  1. Barbara says:

    So good of your porter to bring the goodies for the littles! The orchids are beautiful! Love the flower wreath for you daughter’s door! And the gingerbread bears look yummy…funny, I never thought of gingerbread anything except men during the holidays! Hope you enjoy your day at the zoo, and the rest of the activities of the weekend!

    I went to a Good Friday service last night at my daughter’s church; very awesome message in music, scripture and dramatic readings. The music was a bit too loud for my taste; but it was a very good message that brought me to tears thinking of what our Savior did for US!

    Take care and Happy Easter to you all!!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Thanks, Barbara…..the service sound lovely (I’m also not a fan of too-loud music)…..have a lovely Easter Sunday tomorrow xxxx [Wearing your black and white dress, I hope!]


  2. alexa says:

    How kind of your portero – and such beautiful flowers. Getting your felt blooms out of the drawer and onto the door sounds like a great idea – they look good enough to eat from here! Hoping much fun is had by you all at the zoo.


  3. Lizelle says:

    That wreath is LOVELY!


  4. Love it! Can feel the fun and Spring in this post!! I love that wreath you made. Absolutely gorgeous!! And bears look yummy! Happy Easter to you and the Littles my Friend. xoxo


  5. Carrie Ann says:

    This one + Four = Life post is such a fun idea. I love that wreath, so pretty!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and Happy Easter to you and the littles. xx


  6. lali108 says:

    I am fascinated by those mamoncillos!!! What do they look like on the inside? Do you cook with them?


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hah! They’re a fruit and have a big seed inside with a fleshy part around the seed, so you have to suck the flesh off the seed (delicious!)…..they’re eaten raw, not cooked…..if you Google, it’ll give you a much better idea….they’re kind of like a cross (in taste) between a lychee and a peach with a hint of lemon…they’re *delicious*!!!!


  7. Sian says:

    The felt wreath is beautiful!

    I’m hoping you all had a lovely time at the zoo and are enjoying a bit of happy time together this weekend


  8. Emily says:

    I’m loving the one plus four challenge too, and I’ve just realised another plus is you get to find new blogs to visit. Your blog is great and I will definitely be visiting again. Lovely to find you 🙂


  9. Ruthie says:

    Loving the felt wreath! Don’t you just love finally using up those items you made or kept for so long? My mum is an artist and crafter, and keeps everything “that will come in handy later on”. As i get more and more creative i’m beginning to realise i’m heading down the same path!


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hi Ruthie….oh no, you’re getting sucked in to the great ‘that’ll come in handy later’ crafty trap!!! It happens to us all!!! Eventually!! And then we realise how wise our Mums are 😉


  10. leafpetal says:

    Great mix of photos. I’ve never heard or seen mamoncillos before! Must Google x


  11. Those felt flowers are beautiful and they make a wonderful wreath. Lovely x


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