Tuesday, 28 March 2017
I truly can't believe we are at the end of March. How did this happen? There's only one more week left of Punky's first term of school! It's gone by in such a whirlwind of lunches and readers and washing, it's insane! I must admit that I'm looking forward to the school holidays and not having to worry about lunches for a couple of weeks. Being able to have lazy mornings where we can stay in our pyjamas and not have to get up and go anywhere. It's going to be nice!
I have my first parent-teacher interview this afternoon and I'm really looking forward to hearing in more detail how Punky has been going in this first term. She has quite a few friends now, one of whom she's become such good friends with that her teacher has had to separate them so they don't constantly talk! Every day it becomes more and more obvious that this girl is almost a carbon copy of her mother!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
There's just something so liberating about spending time in the great outdoors, even if that outdoors is simply your own backyard. Feeling the sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair, it's invigorating, and it's guaranteed to calm everyone down. At least in this house it is!
Between the ridiculously hot, record-breaking summer, and now the non-stop rain, our backyard-time has been sorely limited. So when the sun finally peeked it's nose out from behind the clouds on Sunday afternoon, we didn't care that the grass was as high as Zee's knees, the girls and I were outside quicker than you could say "it's raining cats & dogs!".
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
New job? Yep, I forgot to mention the other week that I've just taken on a new casual gig helping out at a photography studio not too far from my house, The Good Egg Studio. The owner is a photographer himself and this year he'll be away shooting at each round of the Australian Rally Championship, so he needs someone reliable to be around and open the studio when there are bookings while he is away.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Now that it's March it's time for another update on my current photography projects. I've got my four 52 week projects happening (although at this stage it's rather more like 3 as I haven't shot anything for my personal project since January!) as well as my Day in the Life 365 project.
So far I'm doing ok on the 365, there have been a couple of days where I've only remembered to take a picture at the very end of the day, and once or twice I've forgotten to take a photo all together! I'm trying to stress too much about that though and making it up by shooting an extra photo the following day. Near enough is good enough in my books when it comes to this 365, as I think if I stress too much I'll give it up all together!
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
It's been a long, hot summer but despite the heat it's been one of our best summers in a while. We didn't get up to a great deal, but we spent lots of time together as a family and outside and that's all that really matters.
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
"I will admit I spent a good amount of time the other weekend after Punky started school looking back at old photos and videos and just couldn't believe that this incredible part of our life was over! It's really bizarre, when I was going through it, dealing with toddlers & preschoolers and just generally all the shenanigans that came with having two kids at home, it felt like it would never end. And now it suddenly has and I don't know how I really feel about it. It's almost a bit like grief to be honest. A bittersweet kind of grief because, on the one hand, there is this pride in seeing my little one go off to school and navigate such a huge life transition, as well as excitement at the fact that I can actually see my lounge room floor these days for more than 30 seconds. But on the other hand is this realisation that our life will never be like that again, we've turned a corner, closed a door, started a new chapter, and it's all kinds of sad & scary. Parenting really is the ultimate in contradictions!"