Friday, 10 February 2012

wearing this friday

wearing - skirt: $2.99 Brotherhood of St Laurence Op Shop - needed new zipper which I replaced last night
leather belt: $2.00 as before
yellow necklace: $1.00 as before
tee-shirt: $10.00 Tokyo, Japan
shoes (not shown - animal print suede ballet flats): $5.00 Salvo's Store, Carlton North
photo - iPhone 4S, bad light, blurry.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

the spanner...

I don't like it when my boat is rocked; when there is a spanner in my works; when there us a hornet in my nest. Things have been going along oh so well. Long summer days, happy (and mostly healthy) children, settling in and feeling at home here in the new-old house. But this home is not ours. When we sold up and moved to Melbourne we decided to rent for a while, find what we like and wait for me to return to the paid workforce. So we rented a great house in a great street in a great suburb. Now the house may be sold and we just can't afford to buy it at the moment.

It's not the worst thing that could happen but its nonetheless unsettling for my little family. Another move, another house.

This morning when I felt crappy and angry at the world, I pulled on my trainers and headed out for a long walk in the sun. Louis fell asleep in the pram and Molly plodded along beside me, fulfilling her duty as a 'persons best friend.' Any like most of my walks do, this one led me to my favourite op shop. The one where they know my name and cut me deals and talk about their days. Just there waiting for me was a cute yellow necklace. Little hearts, all bright and cheery, reminding me that the sun will always shine and that my lovely, lovely family is far more important than all of these annoying spanners...

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


The summer holidays are over too soon. With weeks filled with visitors and trips away, the days have disappeared. Our list of things to do still has many lines uncrossed - already waiting for the next holiday. The big girl is in grade 1 this year. Someone heading towards two full steam ahead. When does it slow down?