My eldest will be on school holidays this time next week. We will packing and getting ready for a three day break by the beach. Just the little boys and I as my husband still needs to work. But before the relaxing can begin there will be a mad flurry of activity. Excursions, christmas cards, contraband candy canes and end-of-school get togethers. Read more
Last week I travelled back in time. The boys and I stayed in a white-washed farm cottage perched on a wide creek. Chickens roamed at our feet. Cattle regarded us with disinterest and the mothers of newborn calfs eyed us warily. Friendly horses came near and nuzzled at our sides, hoping for carrots.
We seemed a million miles away from noise, from bustle, from stress and from reliable internet connection. The kids had nothing to do but run and play and explore. We had nothing to do but sit and talk, read and unwind. Read more
It’s been a bit quiet around here. The big kid is back at school and the little guy and I have been pottering around, both a little bit at a loss. After weeks of noise and bustle everything has calmed down. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t love every moment of the holidays. There were plenty of times I couldn’t wait for school to start.
But now that it’s here I sort of miss the chaos.