Friday, December 14, 2012

What i am December.

It's been a while since i've posted one of these, i find them a good way for me to get out of a blogging funk. So here i am throwing another one in before 2012 ends. If anyone is out there (hello? hello?) or if anyone cares - here's what i'm up to this December.
: : listening  To Playschool. Is it not the best kids show ever?
: : cooking  I made one of my favourites this week - lamingtons.
: : drinking  Too much coffee.
: : reading  I'm in a reading funk lately, any suggestions? Good books or blogs?
: : watching  One Born Every Minute series, it's my favourite show.
: : wanting  A new handbag, new shoes, new perfume.......*hint hint hint*
: : sewing  Little felt christmas labels for teacher gifts
: : wishing  My old self a Happy Birthday this week
: : enjoying  My kids getting lost in the magic of christmas.
: : waiting  For the postie......hurry up, i'm waiting for some happy mail.
: : looking  Forward to the school year finishing
: : liking  Blogging again.
: : wondering  How many years it'll take the Jehovah's to give up trying to convert me. Seriously!
: : loving  The latest giveaway prize i won, thanks Mel!
: : hoping  For a looooong hot summer.
: : believing  I have the best MIL ever.
: : wearing  Black singlet and harem style pants - cool and comfy.
: : considering  What are our best treatment options going to be for our girlie.
: : knowing  We are going to have a great time over the summer holidays :)
: : noticing  Neon everywhere. Sorry, it's just 80's fluro to me.
: : thinking  It's almost time to whip up the shortbread.
: : needing  To finish my chrissie shopping asap.
: : marvelling  That another year is almost over.
: : trying  To shed my 'winter coat' clothes are a little tight lately.
: : smelling My new perfume, love, love love it!
: : feeling  Like i'm coming down with man-flu.

That's me for December people! What are you up to? 
Have you finished all your Chrissy shopping and avoiding all the cranky people out there?
I hope you're all a little more organised than me and are having a lovely relaxing start to summer. x

Sunday, December 9, 2012


This weekend we discovered perfection.
I just finished a full-time working week - six full days - something this mumma isn't used to! So all i wanted was a relaxing commitment free weekend to chill with my family.
Saturday morning we wandered around our local craft market & purchased a few new plants, local honey, strawberries & some rocks...........yes rocks, my kids love them.
After lunch Chas asks "what can we do today?", it was quite a warm day so I said "let's go find some water!" So we decided to pack a quick bag, then headed for the hills in search of a little creek to dip our toes in.
I totally love these spontaneous moments.
After a couple of stops to find a suitable spot that didn't have waist high snake ridden grass to wade through, we found the perfect spot.

We found our new favourite spot to hang this summer. 
The water was amazing - i was quite surprised, we've had a couple of cooler days and it was our first warm one in a little while - but it was definitely not cold.
We had the best time playing in the water, exploring the creek, chasing floating thongs, eating watermelon and collecting rocks. (Yes, more kitchen bench looks like a quarry right now).

We have plans to return to our spot over summer.
Then we returned home to cook homemade burgers and sit out under the tree in the backyard for some alfresco dining..................ahhh summer............i completely adore thee!
I'm now all relaxed and refreshed and ready to tackle a week's worth of  ironing................back to reality!

How do you plan to spend your summer days?