24 July 2013

29/52

Oh I am in Struggle Town this week trying to keep up with everything.





I love this photo, which I snapped with my trusty iPhone. Imp was up early and witnessed the world become bathed in a pink hue. She was mesmerised.






Joining in with Jodi from Che and Fidel for the 52 Project. Did you see the Haiku poems? 



10 July 2013

27/52

The house of chaos has been a wee bit behind this week. We have been plundered by the dreaded lurgy.


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Squeak taking a moment watching the plants (or are they weeds) popping up in The Littles cottage garden. Husband took this photo and I have stolen it for the series.

Imp threading her beads to make a necklace. It was such a lovely crafternoon of making the beads from scratch, popping them in the oven and then making their final pieces.



Joining in with Jodi from Che & Fidel for the 52 Series

30 June 2013

26/52

A little late today but here we go.....




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Squeak pretending to be a dolphin (I don't get it either). Not the most technically good photo but the blur sums her up: constantly moving to the point she makes others dizzy in her wake.

Imp lost in the rainbow. She loves rainbows and today we were blessed by a beautiful arc not far from our house. 



Joining in for another week with Che and Fidel (halfway there!!)



23 June 2013

25/52

Winter has most definitely arrived here. We were greeted on the Solstice morning with a beautiful surprise by Jack Frost, who had redecorated nature in icy cold jewelry. It was crisp, invigorating and state to behold; a forgotten reminder of my childhood.

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Imp in awe and photographing The Skywhale which was here as a part of Dark MoFo. It was very cold up on Regatta Grounds so we didn't stay out for too long.




Joining in with Che and Fidel



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16 June 2013

24/52


Another week of being bunkered in our house due to the cold, and Mama not being used to the cold, meant that there are no photos this week. However, this one was taken last Sunday after I had submitted 23/52 so that could sort of count - couldn't it?  Yeah I know, reaching much.


So here is Imp and Squeak, with their Mama knitted beanies, trying to suss out if climbing (or as I envisioned - rolling fast) down the embankment would be a good idea. They decided against it.

Joining in with Che and Fidel for the 52 Project.

9 June 2013

23/52

Oh what a week! Did it just zoom by for anybody else? I only pulled my camera out once this week,so it's one from the big camera and one from trusty instagram.


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Squeak is in love with this little music box. It is probably as old as me but for $3 at the local op shop, it was worth every cent.

Imp exploring the waterway near our house. We really do live in the most beautiful part of the world



Joining in with Che and Fidel for the 52 Project




1 June 2013

22/52



Cloud watching with Imp & Squeak.



Joining with Che and Fidel

30 May 2013

Letters of Random

Dear Squeak - 

I love you. I really do. You are my little warrior woman and your "I don't give a stuff what the universe thinks of me" attitude is commendable and makes me puff up with pride. But if you ever fill your rubber boots with wet sand again, bring them home in that condition only for me to wonder "what the f*ck is that smell?!"  while stink lines start wafting from my laundry which forces me to use my uber superhuman nostrils of strength to hunt that odor down and then I nearly gag on it, I may disown you and leave you at the beach next time.

Dear complacent gland situated in a blah like fashion in my brain - 

Wake up! No don't roll over and scratch yourself before dozing back off to sleep. Listen up! You should have dealt with that immediately when you got home instead of leaving it in the laundry for a week. Next time, don't just walk past it and say "meh" as you close the door on it. If you do, I will have to withhold chocolate from you and you would like that, would you?

Dear chocolate loving hemisphere- 

You know I don't mean that, right? I still loves you heaps. We're cool, right? Let's hug it out with a Time Out bar.




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And here is a random donkey letter box.

25 May 2013

21/52




Squeak - "Can we GO!" and showing us how much really did not want to see the paintings

Imp - completely pulled into a short documentary on how nursery rhymes were originally to parody the royal family and politicians. (did you know this? I didn't have a clue)


I "cheated" this week. I really couldn't be bothered dragging the camera around the TMAG so trusty iPhone it is!




18 May 2013

20/52

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Big with his two smalls

I was asked by Husband what I would like to do for Mothers Day and my answer was "go for drive down to the Huon so I can take photos." Mission accomplished. This would have to be my favourite photo from our that day while we roamed through our new neighbourhood.

Inspired by and tagging along with Che and Fidel's 52 Project.

Oh and go check out Chloe the little food inspector from Forever Lovely, this amazing photo of Sage at the Sydney Aquarium, beautiful hugs between smalls at The Golden Adventures of a very dark horse, and these two adorables at she had us at hello



11 May 2013

19/52

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A quiet moment at the Tasmanian Art Gallery and Museum.

Joining in with McLendons in Budapest (Claudia's face made me giggle), Ingrid Lerstad, Under Our Own Olive Tree, Berries and Graphite, and Che and Fidel with the 52 Project.






8 May 2013

Go Slow


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Slowing down is most definitely the theme we have adopted at the moment. We are into our fourth week of illness in the household, starting with Squeak and now hitting Imp. There really is no choice but for us to go slow for the now.

It is also gives me the opportunity to stop and take notice of the little things around me. To watch the season of Autumn start to slowly drift towards winter. Noticing the difference in the sun and how it illuminates the morning sky. The dew adding nature's glitter to all it touches. To appreciate being wrapped in a blanket of warmth in our house while we recuperate. These are the moments which help me breathe out after very long weeks of coughs, tears and frayed tempers which comes with all of us being unwell.

I am also seizing the opportunity to use up all my scrap yarn to knit Squeak a little cardigan to keep her warm against the coming winter. This is a first for me so I am eager to see how well this turns out. Look out for more photos to come (if successful.)

2 May 2013

Nature's Night Show

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I cannot take credit for this photo. This one was taken by Husband who with awe, excitement and patience, stood outside in the unbelievably cold nights air (4C) to shoot frame after frame. This was the first time that I, and the girls, had witnessed something so beautiful. It was just spectacular last night as even with my own eyes I could faintly see the beams shoot to the highest points of the sky.

Husband uttered softly "I have waited 30 odd years to see this" and I think he can agree with me it was so worth the wait. We live in the most beautiful part of the world. We really do.

27 April 2013

17/52

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A special one this week:

Husband, Imp and Squeak experiencing snow for the first time. They were cold but in awe.


Another week with some really cool bloggers who are joining in with Che and Fidel for the 52 Project.






                                                                                                                   






26 April 2013

Botanical Gardens

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A slight break in the weather and a public holiday saw us take advantage of the free time to visit the Gardens before all of the gorgeous oak trees dropped their leaves for the season. I am so thankful to have moved to a place again where you see a defined change in seasons. Where we were previously  would mean this time of year heralds the storms, which admittedly I do miss.

But it is good to show the girls what Autumn really is about.  They enjoyed the sound of scrunching leaves under their feet. The carpet of dappled brown. The different shapes, colours and sizes of leaves.

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So far Imp has declared this her favourite season; which does not surprise me considering she is an Autumn Child herself. She jumped with glee, pirouetted with leaves in her hands, flung them to the air like confetti. Then we got caught in the rain, so her and I made for shelter under a massive oak tree. Big and Little.

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18 April 2013

Burrowing In

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Lined up

15 April 2013

More op shopping gems and a confession.

My Johnsons obsession is now a certifiable addiction.

Yep, its official. No two ways about it. I may need a 12 step program.

Anyway, want to see my latest finds. Oh I am so excited. Hobart is the bomb for finding wonderful little items.


Now this isn't Johnsons but a sweet little teacup made in Romania which just could not be left in the shop so her and her little sister came home with me. Yes, there were two that just should never be separated.



However, these fine specimens are indeed Johnsons. Oh lordy I nearly fainted when I find these. 




And this one the next day.




Pyrex!! Pyrex!! The Husband heard me squeal an aisle over when I found this. 




One can never really have enough Pyrex, especially when it brings back a child hood memory.




And the motherload. I am really speachless about this find. I may have outdone myself.



13 April 2013

15/52

Wow, the last 7 days just flew by so quickly to the point I took NO PICTURES this week. So I am cheating.

This is from the week before.

On my phone.

Tsk tsk.



Imp and Squeak blowing bubbles, much to the joy of our friend's dog who was determined to eat every last one of them.

Fun at the local park. It is the most fantastic park I have ever seen.

Pop over and have a look at the other bloggers who are participating in the 52 Project with Che and Fidel.






7 April 2013

14/52

Brightness

Way up high

Imp waiting for her chocolate milkshake. "Can you pull down the blind Daddy? It's too bright."

Squeak running down the steps near the Richmond bridge "I am the King of the Jungle. Hop hop hopping."

Joining in with Jodi at Che and Fidel for another installment of the 52 project. Hoping Poet is feeling much better soon and we look forward to your 14/52


4 April 2013

A moment

Big and small
Imp and her Daddy with their respective cameras, taking in our new surroundings.


I can't even begin to describe what it is like living here now. It is like we have been transported to another world. Like "plop -here you go." So much is different here: the crispness of the morning air, the gradient shade of blue in the sky, the soil, the trees which are slowly changing colour to reveal the arrival of autumn, the birds - everything!!

Husband is continually blown away by what he sees. The mountain is a constant source of awe to him and he appears to be drawn to it like a magnet. He also photographed and witnessed his first ever aurora, which was on his bucket list; a happy man indeed.

The Littles are taking it all in their stride. Squeak still asks, "where are we?" every now and then. But they are discovering new things which keenly take their interest. Like the house, which backs onto the Channel Highway, that  has a weekly flag change. So far we has seen the New Zealand flag, a shot of earth from space, the French flag and a smilie face. The last one is running as current favourite.

Tomorrow is Squeak's birthday and a small gathering of friends is planned for her. I hope her day is full of joy, even though Husband cannot take time off work from his new job to celebrate with her. So we will spend Saturday doing some fun things with her, like maybe having some pancakes at the Pancake Train maybe followed by Mama being sedated while we go over on the ferry to Bruny Island.

Stay tuned.




31 March 2013

13/52

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Framed

Imp - walking back from boat ramp after taking some photos
Squeak - watching her sister attempt to switch on the tap. I swear her entire childhood photos will be of her looking like her hair has been dragged backwards through a hedge.

I have been a little MIA, due to moving and have only finished unpacking the house/setting up house/setting up PC so this is the first week in a little while where I haven't been using the iPhone.

Up and running again to join Che and Fidel for their 52 project.








30 March 2013

Settling in

So here we are - home. Our new home.



I still cannot get my head around the fact that we are here, well at least on a permanent basis. "No, this isn't a holiday. Yes you live here now." Still has not remotely sunk in.

When we first arrived, our wonderful friend and her family graciously allowed us to take over their craft room for a few days while we not so patiently waited for our furniture to arrive. Imp bolted into the house and propelled herself full bodied into Kestrel's arms. Yes, we have all missed her (and her awesome tribe) that much.

Day two coincided with the annual 15 Days on the Island which we all decided to go to; plus there is the Salamanca Markets and we just had to introduce Husband to it. The weather was damp (we were thanked for bringing the rain, even though our family were well and truly over it), the sky was grey but gosh I did not care. I was in Tasmania!! At the markets, listening to the Highland Pipe Band playing music which reverberated off the tall sandstone buildings of Salamanca.

Oh and the trees! The trees are just glorious. I could look at them all day and so very much look forward to them changing colour.