Monday, 27 February 2012

catching up...

sunrise

rhyll

It feels that I am finally catching my breath after a hectic start to the year. We are starting to settle in to the new routine of school, Angus is there all week, Daisy currently has Wednesdays off, and I'm at mine on Friday's. Mia is transitioning into childcare okaaayyy{ish} the drop-offs suck, but after that she has a wonderful day with 'her friends', but her favourite is definitely Friday's when she get's to play with Nanna all day long, and they go swimming! which Mia is loving!... she has been watching her brother and sister's swim class, from the confines of her pram, for six months, so she was so excited when it was finally her turn to be allowed in the water.

wish

I also enjoyed {immensely} a weekend retreat to the Island, a chance to get away, relax and finally meet a long time {online} friend. I know that to some of my 'real-life' friends, it seems a little weird to go away with someone that you've never even had a verbal conversation with, but I am pleased to report that it was awesome. Our weekend was entertaining, relaxing, beautiful, and connecting... I know that I can add V straight into my stable of 'real friends' and will most definitely be doing another weekend away with these lovely ladies when the opportunity presents itself...

v

dinner on the deck

... and I must thank both Julia & Victoria for putting up with my enthusiasm and exuberance when it comes to my photo taking! I was out of bed before the sun on saturday morning, down the local beach clicking away {as well and wading out in the water}, and V was a willing model for me to get some artistic shots, as well as letting me capture the beautiful meal that she put on for us on Saturday evening.

Oh and, before I forget. If you are ever down there, and are in need of a massage, I can highly recommend Island Healing. I booked in for a deep tissue therapeutic massage to help relieve an ongoing sciatica issue, and Mick worked his magic. It's now been over a week, and I feel like a different person. 5 stars for sure!

surfer girl

cape woolamai

surf's up

Here's to getting away from it all {every now and then!}

Saturday, 11 February 2012

we're all starting school





Did I mention that I was starting school this year?... nah, probably not. I've known that I was starting for about a year now, but I just can't decide, still can't decide if this is the space for it.

Anyway, I've started... hopefully I'll learn some stuff this semester. Either way I have already discovered that I'll be shooting more and shooting differently, and that's got to be a good thing.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

her first day of school

first day

apprehensive

all ready


Finally. Fi-na-lly... her first day of prep today. She was ready, as much as I was ready... it is with great relief that I finally send her off to school. Relief that she will have friends to play with all day long, relief that she will finally be in an environment that will stimulate her intellectually, creatively and socially. Relief that she is big enough, old enough, grown up enough for this. It is with a loving and hopeful heart that I watch her enter this new stage in her life.

It is also with a loving and open heart that I welcome her home at the end of her busy day... she didn't want to leave school, she was shrieking at me for trying to head towards the car, she was grumpy, 'yellie' and a bit 'hittie' once she was home... but you know what?... that was okay, for once I had the energy to deal with it, because we'd had the space that only a day at school can provide.

It's going to be such a different year for us, and one that I am so happy to embrace.

Well done Daisy, and the best thing honey?... you get to go again tomorrow. Yay!