Thursday, 16 January 2014

2014 - Where to from here?


Well hello there from Mezzie at Back in G Town. This sounds a bit like confession but my last post here was on the 28th of July 2013. That's nearly 6 months and the longest I have ever gone since starting this blog in May 2011. Truth be told I am not sure whether to keep it going or perhaps start a new one. I kinda lost my blogging mojo there for a while. Life pretty much took over (not a bad thing) and a lot has happened in the last 18 months or so. I was retrenched from my job of 18 years, moved into a new house, went back to uni and became a primary school teacher! Yay! I think I have just needed a break from thinking too much and from the constant state of being out of my comfort zone!

I am happy to report that I have even secured myself a full time teaching job for this year which I am amazed, a bit overwhelmed and very excited about. I have exactly 2 weeks left of holidays before I start! Woo Hoo!! I am LOVING the holidays this year, given that this time last year I was studying all through the summer break. This is awesome!! We just got back from a week on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and there is NOTHING that I can complain about there!


So, in what may or may not be my last blog post here I thought I'd record my New Year's resolutions for posterity!

Be Enthusiastic (rather than scared)
Celebrate (as much as possible)
Balance (try to have some)
Perspective (try to keep it)
Exercise and eat well
Socialise (many more catch ups with friends and family!)
Sleep (have a better bed time routine i.e bed by 11pm, not midnight and beyond!)
Read (at least one book but more would be good)

So that 's where I'm at...about to launch into a new career in teaching while my baby starts her education too. It's definitely a new chapter for me. I am grateful for Back in G Town for helping me reconnect with my creative side, for inspiring my love of photography, for the ability to have documented so many fabulous memories, for helping me to deal with grief,  for the new friends that I've made and for helping me to grow to love my old home town again.

I do feel like I am finally home.  



* A huge thank you especially to Miss Mandy from A little Space Like Home for being my blogging buddy, graphic artist, helpline and for inspiring me along the way. I am grateful for the friendship and inspiration.  




                   


Sunday, 28 July 2013

30/52


 

  
- A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013 - 

Miss 5 - Her birthday - Quote of the day - "I can't believe I am 5! I've been waiting for this my whole life!"
Miss 8.5 - flashback to when she was 5! (with little missy in the background) 

   




Friday, 26 July 2013

Miss 5





Miss 5's birthday is always a time of reflection for me. I always think of my dad and  wish with all my heart that he had more time to get to know her. She is about to turn 5 and I think that is such a significant milestone. There is just so much learning that goes into making a person 5. She's my baby and I always believe in embracing every new stage but I have to admit I am struggling with the idea of her getting older. I wish I could bottle the fiery little lady she is now. The hugs, the laugh, the temper and enthusiasm! I don't know if it is because of all the study I did recently but she just can't get enough of me at the moment. I don't even complain about the middle of the night cuddles because I am holding onto them so tightly. I keep saying to her, "when you're big will you still give me lots and lots of hugs and kisses?"  She says she will. I really hope that's true. I am just so unbelievably grateful for her and her hugs and sloppy kisses.           


Linking up with Octavia and Vicky's 52 Weeks of Grateful

Monday, 22 July 2013

Wye River





In the school holidays we took am impromptu trip down to Lorne to shake off some of the Winter lurgies that we had all been fighting. I just love an impromptu getaway.

On the first day we drove about 20 minutes past Lorne to Wye River to check out the General Store that we had heard about. SO worth the trip!!! We had the most delicious lunch there in the cafe which is attached to the store bit where you can buy lots of yummy gourmet things.

Ridiculously good!

You could smell the sea and there was a gorgeous little park right next door where the kids could run off some steam and chase ducks. We will most certainly be coming back here! I noticed a Big 4 Caravan park which I think could be worth investigating too! The cafe is closed now until Spring (sorry) but the store is open 7 days a week and they still do coffees! (Yay!) 








Love Mez xx