Monday, October 31

Life Right Now

Where do I start? I can start with the gorgeous blooms I took photos of when my hubby, my youngest and I went for a walk around Mt Cootha botanical gardens a few weeks ago.  It was a very warm Spring day, much warmer than I expected so our walk wasn't too long.  I do love how my family will entertain me and my desire to take photos.  I was expecting a few more flowers in bloom. I'm not sure whether that was because we were a little early... Anyway there was still blooms to find and enjoy.
I am feeling the need to get out and take some photos lately.  I think I have mentioned before though my computer is getting full of photos and I am quickly running out of space and there is becoming a more urgent need to upgrade my computer.  I think that is partly the reason and the other is the ongoing issues with my Nan's estate just when we thought things were resolved.... Today it really seems to have gotten on top of me.  I had a bit of a cry actually.  I have been trying to do my best to stay positive but never did I see this next hurdle come our way in getting things finalised. All I want is for my Nan's wishes to be met and for my family to have the sun shining in their faces.  The woe is me feelings have gotten to the best of me.  I have much to be grateful for and so much exciting change is happening with my oldest's schooling years coming to an end.  What the problem is my thoughts.  I need to be mindful, not allow them to drift to the past or into the future which is only causing me angst. So how can I shake this feeling off?  Take a deep breath, go and pamper myself with a fresh coat of nail polish on my toenails and go and cut out that purse pattern I have meaning to do.  Yes that's a good start I think.  How do you get past those overwhelming feelings and move forward?  I would love to know.

Wednesday, October 19

Beach Exploring

On our second week of school holidays we decided to go to the beach for a swim.  When we were on holidays in New South Wales, it was quite cool and rainy so the girls didn't have a swim like they wanted.  So we made the trek to the Sunshine Coast, and stopped at Dicky Beach.  It was an overcast day, warm but cold in the water and the ocean was calm and peaceful, perfect for swimming.  The girls and my hubby had a wonderful time, I sat and watched them letting my mind wander and just enjoyed being.  After the swim we went for a walk and explored the rock pools and then had some lunch overlooking the stunning landscape.  I love creating these memories with my family.  I am so very grateful to have them.

Saturday, October 8

A Family Holiday

For the first time in what feels like a very long time we went on a holiday. I think it's been a couple of years by now so we were long overdue.  Last time we stayed down towards Byron Bay, this time we thought we'd drive a bit further south and explore the area of Urunga.  Urunga is about 20 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, inland there is a beautiful area called Bellingen and a little further, Dorrigo. We were keen to explore both the coast and inland so each day of our holidays we did just that.  We also visited Nambucca Heads, Yamba and also the Crystal Castle just inland from Byron Bay.  There was also a little bit of shopping done too, a nice little treat for me.  The time away was peaceful and it was nice to have a change of scenery and pace, time to get away from the usual routine of home and relax.  Next time I hope it won't be this long in between holidays, no it definitely won't be I will make sure of it..

Sunday, September 11

Hello, hello, hello

How are you?  Long time no blogging.  I am so sorry to have been absent from this space for such a long period of time.  In the 6 years (I think) that I have been blogging I'm not sure I have ever left it so long in between blog posts. 
Life has dealt some tricky times since my Nan passed away. There has been lots to deal with.  Sadly things don't always go as smoothly as you hope when someone passes away but I am trying to remember that what happens will be as it is meant to.  It is a little hard to deal with especially when my Nan's wishes may not be fulfilled as she wished, though time will tell.
Lots of great things have happened too.  There has been birthdays and a little anniversary for hubby and I, which we celebrated today on our date; being reunited with my Grandfather which has been a blessing; going to the gym and yoga; crafting; catching up with friends for smoothies and time with my gorgeous family.  My poor camera has been a little neglected sadly, my passion though has ignited today after a visit to the gardens, it was just the medicine I needed.  I am hoping that might mean I will be back to visit this space again soon, fingers crossed.
I hope all is well with you, that this year has been treating you nicely and that you have had some beautiful sunshine to enjoy this weekend.
Thank you for coming by to visit.
Much love.