Sunday, January 3, 2016
Already three days into the New Year so I am a bit late to say hello for 2016 but I've been away and I have been more than a little bit teary-eyed so that is my excuse. This year I will really keep my blog updated, I have to. My globe-trotting daughter can peek in here from time-to-time and see this side of what is happening at home.
I will tell you, I did cry at the airport. I thought I wouldn't, I hadn't been sooky at all until the afternoon she was leaving. It was all about the business of packing and organising which I have to say is a big task, so much red tape. Hope and I cried, Tim was stoic as always and Grace was surprisingly calm. She'd already done her weeping.
So, 2016, what is in store? I hope to have plenty of adventures and do things I haven't done before. Stick to my mantra of having an interesting day every day even if I have to search for something to make it interesting. I'm going to re-publish the posts which I have privatised because my friends want to read those. I'm going to be posting about my garden, home, cooking , animals, saving money, craft and life in general. So here goes.
After dropping Grace at the airport and a night of unsettled sleep, we decided a trip to The Grounds in Alexandria would be a nice way to start our 'gap year'. It's a really nice space and on a quiet day (if they actually have one) I would really love it. The gardens are great as were the pastries. Coffee was a little ordinary but I'll admit, I am more a tea drinker. Worth a visit.
Of course I'm still sorting out the settings and such on my camera and the colours are still looking washed out. It's on my list of things to sort. It is a long list.
What a great way to house an atm. I didn't use it though. Although I was having a frivolous morning indulging in the cafe culture, I still want to keep a tight rein on my purse strings this year. Tracking spending and just in general trying not to spend too much at all.
Now, we are home. Only one child and I can already hear a difference in the household. Gardens to work on, cleaning and tidying to do and plenty to keep me busy.
Happy New Year