11.4.12

dogs, beaches and a blogging break.


I have decided to take some time away from this space. Some time to slow down and catch my breath. There's too many words, pictures, emails, comments, pins and posts running through my head. I'm exhausted and wired at the same time and I've suddenly found myself in a very unhealthy place. So for next little while I'll be distancing myself from the computer in an effort to clear my head and get my sleep pattern in some sort of reasonable order.

There's other reasons, too. Lalie is fifteen months now, and we've been living off a single wage since we left Sydney. Financially, we just can't go on like this. I really need to start making an income again. I'm going to try to channel the time and effort I put into blogging into something more financially rewarding. I think it's time to get creative - watch this space!

Thank you so much for visiting me here and leaving your sweet words of encouragement, wise advice and friendly banter. Blogging has changed my life in so many positive ways and I really look forward to continuing this journey very soon, when I'm (hopefully) renewed and re-inspired.

Til then, take good care.
Claire xx

9.4.12

easter sunday : part ii


...and some more in black and white.

easter sunday


I hope you have all had an enjoyable long weekend. Unfortunately, we came down with colds and so our plans to attend a big family gathering were cancelled and we spent the weekend in quarantine (although we did have Grandma and Nono visit with chocolates and treats on Sunday morning!). We didn't want to spend the whole weekend moping around at home, so we decided to pack a simple picnic lunch and head out on a little road trip to Lake Paluma, just a little further up the mountain from Crystal Creek, where Tim photographed us earlier this year.

It really is a beautiful spot, and Eulalie thoroughly enjoyed it - but to be completely honest, it was a bit too long of a drive for a day trip (especially when all the passengers are poorly). I think next time we'll pack some camping gear and stop over for the night.

What did you get up to over the weekend?

6.4.12

happy easter


Just quickly popping in on this Good Friday to wish you all a safe and restful long weekend - may it be filled with lots of love, laughter and chocolate! xx