Saturday, January 12, 2013

january | so far . . .



it's a funny time of the year. a clean slate. hopes and dreams for a new year. visitors. the absence of our usual routine. mum staying in the shack out the back. {it's like she's always been here}. stinking hot weather. beach days. some rain. a fifth birthday to celebrate. a party to organise. our little town bursting at the seams with holiday makers. taking in some live music {emily barker has provided the soundtrack for our summer}. a week sick in bed for me. trips to the doctor to find out why. sam working out of an office in town. charming kids. ratty kids. energetic kids. exhausted kids. daily swimming lessons. takeaway dinners. an overseas trip to think about. things to pack and organise. a baby growing quietly in the background. the busiest of times. the quietest of times.

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{sitting on the steps after devouring some post swimming burgers}

15 comments:

  1. Rach, I love this description of your summer life, it's SO like mine (minus the mum in the shed- how do I hook up that goodness?).

    We are watching the Cloudstreet series at the moment and hearing tales of bustling town in WA ALWAYS make me imagine Fish and Quick and Dotty and Oriel, So reading this had me imagining you in the story too :)

    xo em

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  2. Sounds like my summer except I'm indulging mostly this week at the beach :) Hope you're feeling better Rach...

    Sophie xo

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  3. Summer is such a special season, and your description is so beautiful. We've been enjoying lots of salads together, sundresses for me, lots of lemon flavored water and lazy brunches. I'm definitely craving a burger though!

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  4. Gosh love reading about your summer days, such a contrast to here where it's cold and frosty.

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  5. I can relate to the beauty, crazy nature and adventure of Aussie summers. I hope the pregnancy is going well. I'm trying to get use to a 12 day old newborn and a toddler in the mix. I hope the joy of those summer adventures continue for you guys.
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  6. I can just imagine this. It's been such a summery summer for me this year, a treat really. so lovely. And I can so relate to the post-swimming ravenous appetite. Something about the water makes me hungry! x

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  7. I didn't realise you were pregnant! A 3rd for both of us then. You summer days seem extra hot but lovely too xxx

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  8. I can completely relate, you've summed up January so well. I hope you're feeling much better and all is ok. Take care..x

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  9. Oh, such sweet pangs of jealousy. Seven inches of snow now melting into grey slush, Ice in my veins, it seems.


    Congrats and loved this...

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  10. found you through che and fidel. beautiful blog - happy to be following.

    www.mamacase.com

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  11. sounds like wonderful days, I love the way that you've described this time as the 'busiest of times, quietest of times' - i feel the same abuot summer.

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  12. I've just found your blog also and been reading for a couple of weeks now! You have a lovely space here and sounds like your year will be an amazing one. Ally

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  13. That first shot is precious - such sibling love! :)

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  14. The no routine is what I love most about this time of the year. Lucky you to be having your parents moving so close by.
    Xx

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  15. Nicely written, and such a sweet photo. It is a funny time of year. We are straight back into school routines here after the Christmas holidays. And it's cold!

    Gillian x

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i'm rachel. i'm a thirtysomething mother and wife. i'm a maker of things. i'm an op shop trawler. i'm a gardener of sorts. i'm a champion tea drinker and scone baker. loving life on the south coast of western australia.