Around here @ 209.
We are so excited around here. The kids are home from visiting their Dad and now, and only now, does it really feel like the festive season.
My latest DIY project. Recycled lattice. I’m re-painting the white. I’ve got half of the second lattice (there’s another one to the right) to go and it will be done.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I switched on the news and heard of the siege in Sydney. And then to wake the next morning to the news of the tragic end. Unbelievable.
A promise is a promise, even when it’s overcast. The seaside pool we visit was actually empty!
The girls announced that they were ‘bored’. Hand on heart I cannot remember ever being bored as a kid. I suggested a game of ‘shops’ in their room. They went to town decorating their little book store and putting up posters. The book store is still in their room a week later.
Before going to visit his Dad Henry insisted that he give our little veggie patch ‘plant food’. We do this once a week together. Henry is proving to be a devoted little gardener. “See Mum? Two scoops of the powder stuff, then use the hose to get water, mix t up with the plastic cricket bat and ‘feed’ the plants. It’s ‘the-ry’ important Mum.”
I was trimming back our Rosemary bush and thought it was such a waste to throw the trimmings away. I googled ‘how to dry Rosemary’ and gave it a go. So far so good!
Using one of our flameless candles to remember our Nan and Pa. It’s our second Christmas without Nan and our first without our Pa. And we are sad.
I received this photo at 6am the morning they left for their holiday in Tasmania. My heart ached for the 5 days they were gone. It was hell knowing that they were so far away. I didn’t do a good job of coping at all.
One of the ways I occupied myself when my four were away was by having my niece and nephew for a night while my sister did a shift at the hospital. It was a privilege and a treat just being their aunty and being able to focus 100% on them.
Another way I kept busy was on commissions. This one is for a creche in Sydney. Note the cricket was on in the background. Heaven!
Nothing like a spontaneous drop in. I love them and I love these people. Thank you for making my Saturday such a special one Petra and family.
Completed the creche commission. The brief was simple – colour.
Rosemary still drying. An exercise in patients I tell you. The smell around here is glorious though. Makes me want to have a roast.
On Sunday afternoon I jumped on Instagram and asked my followers to ‘give me your words’. I scripted the requested words, took a photo of the script and tagged the follower on Instagram. It was a lot of fun and great script exercise for me to do as I often over think things. I plan to do the ‘give me your words’ or rather #givemeyourwords, regularly next year.