This small town life

With the beginning of March brings the official end of summer. But Australia rarely gets the message. It’s hot. Hot. Hot. The grass under our feet is dry and dead. The sky is the most incredible blue and the air is as thick as soup. My guess is we have a few more weeks of summer yet… but even so, I’m getting excited for warm shoes and tights and beanies and hot cups of tea and jumping in puddles with my little Bo. It’s been three years (more?) since I had a real winter (although for you friends up in the North of this great world… our winters really don’t compare… they are very, very mild) and it’s Bo’s very first one… so I’m looking forward to it!

What have you been up to this week? What have you done that made your heart sing?

Me? I spent some time with my family up in the city. We went to open air concerts and a rally for an excellent cause. We spent time playing in the sunshine and eating from food vans. We laughed a lot. The kids played together happily for the first time ever. All was good.Then we came back home to the usual bump and grind that I’m so glad we are about to escape again. I’ve never been very good at this monotony thing… It’s a real drag with a long to-do list and not a lot of stimulation and a gorgeous little gremlin who has given up sleep (AGAIN). I’m not good at staying in one place. I’m not very good at accepting the every day drag laying down. So instead of laying down, we are going to pack a bag and hit the road again for a while, just Bo and I. Go visit some new friends. Taste some new food. Rejuvenate the bored soul. Make a little magic happen. Or you know… go a little more crazy… but at least it’ll be going crazy in good company.

This weekend? We are just taking it easy (and by easy I mean… work… work… work… but probably in pajamas). We have a big week ahead of us with my first week back at Uni and then boarding a plane to the other side of the country for three weeks of crazy living. And a run in with the husband is imminent. So that will be… I’m not sure. I’m hoping for the best. Positive thoughts breed positive moments… or something like that. Maybe not. Maybe just positive thoughts are less likely to end in self-destruction? Yes… that’ll do.


Have an absolutely glorious weekend friends! Find a little sunshine and a little peace and a whole lot of love.


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  • March 1, 2013 - 5:47 am

    kalyani - In the pictures Bo looks so content being herself full of life enjoying summer ..On the other hand soon its end of winter here in the UK, with the sun shining cant wait to dress up the lil one in Dresses and take her out more often ..This weeks been quite chilly so ended up taking her a for a short trip to the museum,shes six months now so probably not the right age for a museum trip but she seemed happy looking around at paintings and sculptures..soaking in the atmosphere.ReplyCancel

  • March 1, 2013 - 8:20 am

    bron@babyspace - that pic of bo in the bath is too sweet. can I ask what you’re studying? I just went back to uni this week too. hope your new adventures are super fun.xReplyCancel

    • March 1, 2013 - 8:49 pm

      Sash - You can ask! I’m finishing my Masters. It’s a Masters of Development and Social Change. It’s bloody challenging studying with a youngster… but I know it’ll be worth it in the end. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • March 9, 2013 - 7:16 am

    Peggy - I love our summer and struggle immensely in the cold. I too was abroad in the tropics for 3 years in my 20s, and since I’ve been back I have found winter even harder (and colder). Summer however, I LOVE it! My boys and I are born beach bums, so summer means swimming and sand and surf and more of the outdoors, all the things that make me smile.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip. I love your little space here, I feel like I already know you. 🙂ReplyCancel

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