fresh air at last

dear friends, when I began this week  it was pouring with rain and I was feeling in such a deflated mood, maybe down to the constant barrage of down pours which kept us inside for the best part of three days (and ALL my crafting ideas were exhausted by day one!) or maybe because my camera was (and still is) on the brink of death (all but the picture taking button seem to be broken, which is probably down to the amount of sand poking through every gap in the buttons!) so I have no idea of the amount of  pictures I have on there and the thought of a digital spring clean makes me want to hide my camera in a very dark place  (how can you store a billion photos that are all equally precious in some kind of order?)

Or maybe my low mood was down to the insane amount of clutter I’m trying to figure out how to cleanse from my little life.  I’ve been (very) slowly clearing out our belongings in preparation for the house move and I’ve come to realise I am more of a hoarder than I thought. I mean,  do I really need to keep hold of sequin leggings and killer heels which have not been aired since circa 2010? Nope! but can I throw them away? not a chance! If anything I’m hoping they will be a welcome addition to a fancy dress box in a few years. So, for now, I’m going to leave that little can of worms in its rightful place, in suitcases, in the garage and hope that Big D doesn’t notice….

but now, at the end of the week  (hello Friday!) after some much needed sunshine and out door play and good old fresh air  I’m feeling back to normal and peaceful again even though I have a stinking head cold and I’m pretty certain my head just might explode from the internal pressure all this snot is causing….but before it does I must share some pictures from a beautiful afternoon we spent with friends (before they disappear into my digital black hole) exploring/ searching for dinosaurs/ trying to find the biggest stick and not poke anyone’s eye out….(it was a miracle!)

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^^^I love all the green in this photo and the muddy feet^^^

DSC_0645^^^all the tree roots in the woods and the boys both had to claim ‘that one’^^^

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^^^a dinosaur tail perhaps?^^^

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^^^literally that morning Ralph had to rescued from his first tree climb^^^

DSC_0679^^^swords, wands, dinosaur prodders? who knows!^^^

DSC_0667^^^a rare moment of stillness^^^

DSC_0665^^^we left with muddy toes and very happy hearts^^^

Thank you, Miss Charlie for sharing the secret! and as for the weekend, what have you planned? We are off to the Salt markets tomorrow- I can’t wait (Big D would rather do anything else than visit another market with me but I’ve promised him he will like it!) and we’ve also managed to arrange a date night.  I can’t remember the last one we had so I best dash and go stick my head under a steam bath.

Happy weekend xxx

what i missed the most

Uurrghh what a night. Ralph has been full of the flu which by automatic default gains him all night access to the big bed…..and no one got a decent sleep until this morning, after Big D left for work Ralph decided he was ready for sleep and as i’m typing to you now Ralph is snoring his little flu filled head off which he should have been doing during the night instead of asking for storybooks/ trains/ diggers every 30 minutes or so.

But here i am getting off track, i havent spoken to you in such a long time and the first thing i tell you is about our rotten night’s sleep! To be honest i’ve been spending the past few days recovering; I finished my first month long teaching prac on Friday- hurrah! Continue reading

The best things in life

Are the impromptu times when we spend the afternoon getting our toes sandy…..

A January blur….

Over the past couple of weeks, hot sunny days have been rolling into air conditioned nights, morning plays in the park have, at times, turned into all out Tonka truck wars (because Ralphs own Tonka truck is never as fabulous as the others, even if it's identical!) and we have lost way too many balls to count….

^^^Ralph decided being buried is the only way to stay cool at the beach^^^ Continue reading

The tale of a screaming toddler

I'd kinda forgotten about the flies that come hand in hand with the start of Summery weather in Perth. You, along with everyone else in WA is constantly doing this wafty hand thing across your face to stop the suckers from invading your mouth, so you soon remember how annoying it can get! Plus you begin to think a hat with those dangly corks is a really GREAT idea…..

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one year on

If you told me in July that I would be so overwhelmed with study and I would have no time for anything other than reading text books, writing assignments and the occasional cup of tea and ginger nut biscuit combo, I would have laughed. Really loudly. Probably in your face. Continue reading