Friday 31 May 2013

leaving this place...

We're a week off handing back the keys and heading into limbo (more on that later).
Most of our belongings have been sold or found their way to various places for storage. The chaos of moving house is overwhelming... boxes upon boxes, muddy footprints from the constant trips to the trailer... I long for it all to be over.
Wanda bus has been patiently waiting for our attention, I'm excited to get back to work on her when the move is all done. 

We were never going to stay long in this house, it was always meant to be a stepping stone. Looking back at our year here, I'm remembering the good things. The simple things that have got me through the hard moments and the tired days of being a mama of two.

:: the lighting of beeswax candles in the evenings ::
:: the many batches of bikkies baked ::
:: the many flowers picked from the garden ::
:: the bounty we picked from our humble vegie patch ::
:: the cows over the back fence ::
:: the glorious sunrises and sunsets ::
:: the make do summer shade of sheets over the hills hoist ::

They are the everyday humble things that with repetition over time, become significant.
Don't you think?
What do you remember most from the past year in your home?

I'm off to the land of nod to rest my lifting muscles. zzz


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Huckle: Amidst the chaos of packing, Hairy Maclary episodes have been my saviour.
Arlo: Fresh from sleep he keeps an eye on Bagpipe... the loudest and bossiest duck that ever was.

*joining in with Jodi

Thursday 23 May 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Huckle: loving the vintage fisher price safari jeep we found at the oppy.
Arlo: also loving the safari jeep...

There's been a lot of yelling and fighting over this jeep. It is pretty awesome, I can understand. Oh, siblings. 

*joining in with Jodi


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Huckle: I see baby Huckle here, chubby cheeks and innocence.
Arlo: The perils of climbing into a suitcase... keeping the lid from falling on your head.

*joining in with Jodi

Monday 6 May 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Huckle: oh, these crazy teeth-brushing times
Arlo: I swear this baby was a water animal in a previous time. He absolutely loves it.

*joining in with Jodi

Thursday 2 May 2013

life lately...

It appears that this space has turned into a "look how my cute my children are" blog! 
Well, they are... but that gets a bit boring after a while, unless you're a grandparent or aunt of course.

Life is pretty chaotic here, as you could imagine.
We have five weeks left to make it all happen. Easier said than done.

So this wee blog will probably only get weekly kidlet updates for a while longer until the great adventure begins.

I'll be posting bus pics (along with other random things that make me happy) over on instagram if you're missing me too much. Ha ha.

Hope all is well where you are.