Friday, November 13, 2009

Hot thoughts


I have a million things I would love to blog about at the moment but I think the heat has fried my brain. As some would know this blog is my creative outlet in many ways but it mostly started because the Mr isn't really into "deep & meaningfuls" and I think he thought if I could put all my questions & thoughts using another medium to other people it would save him from pulling his beard out (as he has no hair).

The photo's above have absolutely nothing to do with anything - just some random pictures taken on a few of the latest adventures madam and I have been having. I do live in a beautiful area and am very lucky to have the beach, village atmosphere and the country all within a 5 km radius.


My question at the moment we ever really stop striving for acceptance? Whether it be from parents, partners, siblings, friends, random people, the checkout girl at the shop. I don't know. I like to think of myself as a fairly independant, free thinking, "don't give a shit" kinda girl. In a sense I am but I am also a "do the right thing", hope I didn't offend, don't hate me kinda girl. I am not sure if one is better than the other or should I be more of one and less of another...........
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Summer creatures & lessons


Day four of the "big heat" (I know I am dreadfully dramatic) and I am learning a few things - gotta love that life is a continuous series of educational moments;

Lesson 1 : when it is hot out every freaky little creature wants to come in (see above photo) I have found so many weird little things coming in through cracks and holes I didn't know existed.....could also be the madam leaving the door open "because my new friends are so tiny and cute" (note to self: get madam new friends)

Lesson 2: Never say to anyone how lucky you are because your child never gets sick - because then they do.

Lesson 3: Photo's taken out the car window when driving sick kid around to distract her from coughing are always going to be on a bizarre angle but make you laugh.

Summer Night from the car window

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

She never said a word

Someone special

I have been trying to go through some old photo's I have and do a bit of organising and editing when I came across this one. In 2006 we went to Phuket, Thailand which is were this photo was taken. At the time I was about 8 weeks pregnant with the madam - I had bad morning/afternoon sickness and made friends with pretty much every toilet in Thailand - I am also pretty sure it was in Thailand my ankles turned to tankles - must try and find them again.

Thailand in a phenomenal place. It has some very western things that are appealing to some tourists - you have shopping malls, bars, really cheap clothes, sunnies, etc. But it also has fantastic people. People that may, by western standards, not have a huge amount of 'stuff' but are incredibly welcoming and happy. When we were there it was about eighteen months since the Tsunami and to see how people had rebuilt physically, mentally and spiritually after such a devastating happening was very humbling.

When I took this photo we had been in a mini bus to go visit a temple - this was a stop at a look out to get some air and to make my face return to white instead of the freaky green it was. I remember watching this lady walk to her place of worship - she had a very peaceful, positive vibe about her (and it's all about the vibe) - she played on my mind for a long time - I can't put my finger on the exact reason why but she did. She reminded me, and still does when I look at this photo, that it is good to embrace who you are, to be in the moment as much as possible and happiness can be found in the strangest places - even a rock ledge look out in Thailand.

It is funny how sometimes, if you look past what is known to the unknown, the person ( or people) that may have the greatest influence on you are ones you will never exchange a word with.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Summer's back with a vengeance!

The weather here this week is all above 35 degrees - considering if it gets above 25 I start melting like the wicked witch I think myself and the madam will be spending a fair amount of the day indoors. In this weather I always try to get out and about early and then 'do a twilight' and avoid the sun later - I love the food of summer - the salads, mangoes, strawberries but I don't actually 'do summer' well. I constantly look like I am freaked out (even when I am actually pretty calm) - glamorous just isn't in my nature.

A while ago now my job for a couple of years was to teach school of the air on sheep stations - I was a governess. I was in the outback 200kms south of Coober Pedy - on days like today it would be about 45 degrees up there. It's funny but the heat didn't really bother me up there. I don't know if it is just because it is a dry kind of heat (if that makes sense) or if it was just that you are up there with no option of avoiding it so you deal with it better.

The first station I was on I only had one student and on the hot days we used to take some school work into the cool room. They had a big meat locker cool room because when you are so far away everything is stored in bulk, so there we would be reading and writing in a meat locker - kept us cool though.

Anyway...maybe being at home as made me a bit precious. This week will definately be a week of trying to keep the house cool - especially because the Mr is working outside all week - and dare I say a few indoor activities for the madam and I .

Stay cool or warm - whereever you are on the planet xx

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunset & Smiles


Sunset and smiles - gotta love it!

A new start

I'm back with my new self

Last week was a soul sucking week . I can't get organised with anything to save my life, we were all sick in one way or another, I have a million ideas and don't know where to start - one of those weeks were you hide in the bathroom and cry. But......

I'm over it - everyone has mended from the exorcist lurgy we had, I think I have an idea on how to organize my chaos (both physically and mentally) and it's all good.

My (kind of ) new thing - Quote of the week:

“Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a
single moment, the moment in which a [person] finds out, once and for
all, who [they are].” - unknown