Now if that sounds like we were out in the wilds, far from civilisation, fending for ourselves, sleeping rough and cooking over open fire We weren't We were at a somewhat secluded camp ground an easyish 20 minute drive from a major town with powered site and hot water a short stroll away. We cooked on a gas stove and boiled water in my quite well fitted out caravan kitchen.
Yes I got me a couple of questions WHY am I the only person in this house who knows how to change a toilet roll properly. Why when there's a perfectly respectable container for the dog food does my boy leave the bag of food next to it.
And with this last Christmas I was reminded all over again that being with the people I love wins out hands down without question over having everything go to plan OR ticking all the boxes on our "this is what we do at Christmas" list OR having the house all spruced and Christmas ready. Of course it's lovely when things do go to plan, when the food turns out how it's meant, when the house shines as I like it to and guests and or children, take your pick, behave the way they should. Lovely yes - but not essential to joy shared and thanks given and a good time being had. Not even nearly.
“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes Ahh February - more a month of endurance than discovery wouldn't you agree? By February the new year has worn itself in and even the most sensible of our new year ideals … Continue reading What I Found in February
Joining up today with Photalife for #MySundayPhoto. Just one photo and a few words. A bit of a change from my wordier posts - part of my push this year to write simply from my heart without over censuring or overthinking and to go ahead and just try a few new things. Taken at Mollymook on the NSW South Coast, … Continue reading #MySundayPhoto – The Heat of the Moment
Written words can also sing - Ngugi Thiong'o Now its no secret I like words and lots of them The written word over the spoken word any old day if I had to choose, if push came to shove. And January, as always, had me wading through a lovely sea of them. Theres all those new year … Continue reading Holiday Word Play (and Other Good Reads)
Time for us, and then some to take a squiz at a few things I’ve found throughout October and November and given we are deep in the throws of this lovely Christmas season let's throw December in for good measure. I do this because I love a good find and it always gets me thinking and remembering … Continue reading What I Found in October, November (and December!!)
"When we begin to see the ordinary as worthy of a closer look, everything changes" Shannan Martin