Hello friends. It has been a while but I am still here.
In the meantime we have had two big city trips quite close together. Both trips were for very different reasons and both were good reminders about the realities of city life. The vibrancy and excitement as well as the grime and congestion.
Our eldest has been home from boarding school and then gone again, just like that.
Somewhere in there was a horsemanship clinic and a bush race meeting.
We have had builders, painters and carpet men in our house. And mice. Eep!
Builders, painters and carpet men meant a lot of packing up, cleaning up, reassessing clutter and rearranging. At the end of it all we have two lovely fresh rooms that will take our home into the future.
Terry and I don’t usually just stand around our property gazing at the horizon, not for long anyway. But, we were recently asked to be part of a photo shoot for Royal Flying Doctor Service . We are big supporters of the RFDS so of course we said yes. I wonder where we might see our faces pop up in the future? These photos of us thanks to Mikala from She Surfs Photography
New baby goats have come into our lives after I declared we would have no more pet goats. Clearly I am very strong and completely unwavering on these matters.
I am harvesting herbs and asparagus and cooking lamb in the wood oven. No food miles make these ingredients extra tasty.
Some of my favourite bloggers have disappeared and I am sad about that. Perhaps the personal blog is actually dead. Jodi from Practising Simplicity has written about this recently too.
When the planets align I am planning some local workshops so I will keep my little space on the internet as a home base for future plans. And, if I don’t check in occasionally I may actually forget how to navigate my way around WordPress and that would be a shame.
Before I sign off, I have been listening to The Pineapple Project podcast and this song about family, memories and horse racing. Sadly, horse racing has divided our nation in recent times but love it or hate it, it is an integral part of our lives and this footage contains some classic Australian scenes and sounds.
I am the first to admit that I love online shopping for choice and convenience but as Christmas approaches I am getting behind the Buy From The Bush campaign starting in our local community of makers, creators and small businesses. It just makes sense doesn’t it?
How is life at your place?
Pet goats or roast lamb?
Happy Friday, friends x