Good morning, my lovely friends. I am pleased to say that I am having a great week: happy, inspired and working hard. It's nice when you are trotting along in your life and stop and realise yes you are happy. I hope you are all finding some joy in your week also. Sometimes it feels as though joy and happiness can be hard to experience as we slip into middle age and so often have financial pressures, kids growing up and our relationships with them changing, parents ageing and dying, juggling work and home life, our bodies not necessarily how we want them or imagined them to be etc. No wonder people have middle age crises. I am trying to meditate and exercise a little more and not be so work focused all the time and to sit and relax with my kids more.
I thought I'd share some recent photos from our home and also a magazine in which I was featured recently. A lovely article in the Central West Lifestyle magazine. Thanks Pip for the inclusion of my business and painting tips. I hope your readers find it useful. Welcome if you are new here.
Gorgeous flowers from my gorgeous sister.
Bath time for Charlie in our laundry.
Man oh man, I love this room (and the dog).
Seriously, I can't believe I love my laundry room so much :) It was a horrible bedroom before we renovated but now it's just perfect as out laundry.
A new pot plant in a vintage pot holder that I painted.
Roses from Phil for our wedding anniversary - and he surprised me with a booking for dinner at the restaurant where we held our wedding reception. He is good! It's now a Spanish restaurant and the food was delicious - paella and some tapas.
A rare haircut - I always promise myself that I'd going to get to the hairdressers more than once a year but I almost never do. May this year can be my year of looking after myself. (and I obviously don't have the knack of taking selfies). I took this on the way out the door to the school cocktail party. Luckily there are no photos of me the next morning as the punch was lethal.
Morning tea on the weekend with my parents in law. Delicious treats from Orange Grove Markets. Too hot to bake :)
What nice things have been happening for you lately?
Hopefully many many lovely things