22.4.14

Tasmania revisited | part 1


During my recent absence from this space, I have scarcely picked up the camera. Life seems to have caught up on me and my days have been overflowing with washing, sorting, cleaning and trying to keep little people happy (or trying to get them healthy). I keep waiting for the day when I finally feel on top of things again... but I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever get there. Is this constant state of feeling behind on - well, everything - a new reality for me? I keep telling myself that if I just manage to get the house clean, I'll be able to start doing something creative. But I really think it's time to let go of that silly little idea... because, really - a clean house? Elusive dream.

So, until my house is sparkling (don't hold your breath!), I'll leave you with a rather random assortment of holiday snaps from our January Tassie trip. From top to bottom you'll see snippets of a quaint historical village called Ross, rock pools and beaches at Coles bay, the creek running through my friend's property in Margate, the amazing tree walk at Mt Field and, finally, the swimming hole at Margate.

Looking back over these photos, it's incredible how much the girls have changed in such a short time! It's also crazy to think it was so much colder there in the peak of summer than it is here now... in what is supposed to be autumn!

11 comments :

  1. Oh well. These are just lovely. And yes I'm slightly biased because it's my home state and I love your photos. I guess that makes me doubly biased!

    Gorgeous, Claire. (If you can get a clean house, you're a better woman than me - my house is just me and one cat and that goal still eludes me!)

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  2. LOVE those hollyhocks! My mom used to grow them and as soon as I saw the photo the name came to me instantly. Love it when that happens. What sweet sweet memories of your darling family. And no, perfectly lean homes are difficult to come by. I like to set a timer, and do 20 or 40 minutes of chores, and then the same amount of something I really want to do. It keeps me focused and I feel productive and rewarded.

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  3. Wow, your photo's are stunning, I lived in Australia for a year and a half but unfortunately I never made it to Tasmania. I am going to make a point of going back specifically to go go there!

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  4. Claire these pictures are so beautiful, what a gorgeous place, and such gorgeous girls x

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  5. I love your honesty Claire and your beautiful imagery. As a mama of two busy girls I realised finding time to do the things that keep my bucket full didn't include doing the housework. As much as I love a clean and tidy house I've let go for the moment. Instead of spending time during my day picking up after them I leave it now until they're in bed. A quick whip around sets the house and my mind in order, ready for a new day. My house isn't as tidy but I'm happier and so are my girls. It's hard finding that balance. You're girls are beautiful and you're doing a wonderful job.

    warmly
    Charlea

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  6. Hey Claire! I love these photos so much, especially the one of Lalie standing on the beach in her pretty stripes! :)

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  7. I am slightly ahead of you child-wise - a 4 year old daughter and a 9 month old son... and I am pleased to say that I AM finally feeling on top of things again. So it can and will happen... don't panic!

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  8. I am SURE you will feel on top of it all again ...maybe when the house is clean, or maybe when the girls need you less. (It won't heppen overnight, but it will heppen? Sorry.) As for these photos .... absolutely stunning xxxx
    PS I will try calling you on the weekend.

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  9. Babywearing and toddler wearing <3 such gorgeous photos :)

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