coming: a few new things for the shop: stripy beach bag, simple french tote, whimsical cards and a zip purse.

going: the three of us fly over to Nth Africa this afternoon. Its been almost five years since I first visited; and despite the myriad of silly-motherly-worries of time-difference, plane travel and teething grumpiness I am terribly excited about the prospect of seeing dear friends, and being among souks, tagines, shay and jilabas. We'll be gone for seven days and in our absence I'll be sharing another three interviews in the balancing series.

May your week be blessed with much respite and adventure along the way!