the story of our sunflower

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Once upon a time, a little boy whose name began with D brought home a sunflower from nursery.  His Granny helped him to plant it in a great big plant pot.  It was much smaller than he was. (That was on the 21st of June).  It grew and grew and grew and grew.  Soon it was over the little boy’s head.

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It kept growing all through summer until it was nearly autumn.  It grew taller than his daddy.  Finally, the flower came out.  The little boy had to stand on his Daddy’s shoulders to see the petals.  It was 234cm tall. The sunflower opened the same day the little boy’s Grandpa left to fly home to Cape Town.  It was like a big yellow flag waving good bye.

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I started blogging after the birth of my first child. Since I stopped working, I realise I am defined far more by my relationships than by what I do. So, I am: wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend.

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