September 1, 2014

Spring Has Sprung

Welcome to Spring!

With the change of season comes a new look for my blog!  You like?

It feels like forever since I've checked in, but so much has happened in the last month or so! I have a new job, and I'm loving it!  It's in retail, in a big shop that sells beautiful things - linen, home decor, pretty gifts and table ware.

Yes it's heavenly! I'm doing 3 shifts a week and it's a perfect fit. Having time at home has shown me how much I was struggling working full time.  My priorities have definately changed.  I have the time now to focus on the important things and I am a much calmer person.  Or so the kids tell me!

Football season has finished for the two little ones, and we hope to look into Athletics for the summer months. Dancing and musicals continue, the Eisteddfod is right around the corner, and school activities are keeping us busy.

I love this time of year.  Once September begins, it is only a sleigh ride into Christmas! And you know how I feel about that -

 Happy Happy Happy!

The weather is glorious right now, it's warm outside and I've been sitting on the deck every morning, soaking it in.  My head is clear and my heart is happy. 

It's a good place to be.

July 22, 2014

Seems Like Yesterday

Exactly 1 year ago, my adventure to Blogher 2013 began. I fell in love with Chicago and New York, and the love affair continues today.

 

July 19, 2014

Reflection


I've been officially unemployed for 20 days now.  Without job, lady of leisure and my personal favourite semi retirement are phrases being kicked around.

Despite a lack of money and feeling very weird, I'm doing okay. It was good to go away for school holidays but now we are back, and school has begun, I'm trying to get grounded and work out what to do next.

I must say that I don't, for one moment, regret resigning from my job.  It feels as if a dark cloud has been lifted, yes cliche I know but a fitting one. I now realise how ridiculously busy I was, how much stress I was carrying around and how I've been missing out on so many different things.

I'm definitely calmer, I can feel it in my soul. Those feelings of worry about fitting it all in, of doing things half heartedly and not having enough time have gone.

My choice has been a good one.

And I've been baking!  Yeah I can't believe it either!  Homemade treats for the lunchboxes, thank you very much!  I'm making an orange and chocolate chip cake tomorrow because we have an abundance of oranges and mandarins on our trees.

They are delicious!

July 13, 2014

To Belong


I was born and bred in a regional city in New South Wales, with a population (at the moment) of around 21000 people.  I grew up surrounded by family and friends, and felt comfortable and safe with the familiarity of my hometown.

For the last 18 years I've lived in Queensland, the last 6 of those on our farm. This is now my home, where I am raising my family and I couldn't think of any other place I would rather be.  Fresh clean air, a country lifestyle and beautiful weather!


June 29, 2014

Always My Baby Boy



Mr C (aged 11) starts high school next year.

I'm totally not ready.  Not at all.  Hang on, wasn't he just a tiny blonde haired, blue eyed baby, who hardly opened his eyes for two weeks, and would lay his head on my shoulder to be carried around all day while I went about my business?

Oh yes he was.  And now he's going to high school.  Oh my!