This year has not started the way I anticipated. Beginning on Christmas Eve and lasting until mid-January our household was affected by a wave a sickness. Nothing too serious, but enough to warrant visits to the doctors, prescription medication and lots of rest. It quashed some loosely discussed plans of travel and resulted in a lot more time spent at home than I expected…Continue reading “January”
Tag: slow living
Hello! Here we are, at the end of the first month of the year. January’s a funny one isn’t it? At times, it feels like both the longest and shortest month of year. A mix of long, languid summer days and the chaos that is getting back into the work/school/daycare routine once again.
In 2022 I’ll be doing things a little differently on the blog. I’ve used my break to have a really long think about how I want this space to look, feel and sound, so there’ll be a few changes moving forward…Continue reading “January”
A break from normal programming
The other week both Adam and Paul succumbed to a little head cold – nothing serious, but both had a few days of sniffles and feeling a bit off. Miraculously I managed to avoid it. Then a nasty head cold started to do the rounds at work and over the course of about two days I slowly ground to a halt. I was hot, cold, ached all over, became congested and just felt plain lethargic. A COVID test, a few litres of Lemsip and a couple of naps later I’m on the mend, but still feeling slow and not 100 per cent.
As a result I’m hitting pause on my post for this week, while I wait for the sneezes to subside.
Have a wonderful week.
What’s making me happy: August
August is one of those quintessential transition months in Wagga Wagga – spring-like weather will show up for a day or two at a time, but then is punctuated by the grimmest of wintry conditions. The days are getting start to get longer, but the mornings will still often be frosty. In this month of contrasts, this is what’s been making me smile…
What’s making me happy: July
I often think July feels like one of the longest months of the year, mainly because it’s smack bang in the middle of winter when the days are short and everyone has well and truly settled into hibernation mode – preferring the cosy comfort of home.
In the midst of this season of winter, I’m still finding plenty to smile about though…
What’s making me happy: June
How’s your June going so far? Winter feels like it’s finally arrived here in Wagga Wagga and I can’t quite believe we’re halfway through the year already. I know we’re only a few weeks in, but this is what’s been making me smile over the last few weeks…
The morning calm
In 2019 I’m striving to create more moments of calm in my everyday life. At the start of this year, I stumbled across the concept of a ‘word of the year’ as opposed to making a resolution, and it was something that really resonated with me.
While I’ve still had stresses over the last six months, I’d like to think that when a situation arises I’m now a lot of more conscious of counteracting that with calmness. Just the other day though I had the realisation that I’d also subconsciously created a daily calming ritual without even noticing…
What’s making me happy: May
While May has felt long for me, I still can’t quite believe we’re almost at the end of the fifth month of the year. How are we almost halfway through 2019 already?! This is what’s been making me smile this month…
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A slow, sunny Sunday
It’s just been the most beautiful autumn weekend. Cool nights, sunny days and a wonderful mix of places to be and quiet time. The last 24 hours were just so languid and lovely I wanted to jot down my memory of them. A reminder to look back on when a not so relaxed Sunday comes along…
The calm Easter
The Easter break is almost upon us and I for one can’t wait. To me, Easter always feels like a laid-back holiday – there isn’t the same level of expectation, planning and hysteria like at Christmas. Perhaps it also stems from the fact, that when I was a child, Easter was always a really quiet time in my family. We rarely travelled during the few days off. It was always about recharging batteries, indulging in good food (and some chocolate!) and receiving a pair new winter pyjamas.
This year I’ve got a firm picture in my mind as to what I want to do…