My playful spirit was so tickled to watch Lily initiate this game with all the playground (strangers) kids.
It’s rare to see them all cooperate spontaneously. All us parents where amused.
The organized eight! year old and her carriages.
It’s a gift of this traveling which allows us to be more free and brave to make friends and be a little more confident in the world.
A dear friend A is visited each week at her stall. Always dressed in the cutest outfits from mamas label LittleLom. Little love of mine. You can find the gorgeous recycled vintage fabric handwork of Mia and her sister on Facebook.
Today conveniently there where three chairs for three little tomato munchers.
A is a champ for snacking on whole fruit and veg and I happily see my kids do the same when they visit her.
It’s so simple. Veg and fruit are these tasty individually packed nutritious snacks of varying textures colors and flavours. Mmm
Why do we mess around with our good food so much, turning them into delicious but complex meals, when simple can be so satisfying?
Try having some little whole carrots, cucumbers and tomatoes on hand as easy reach snacks.
What are you feeding your kids at snack time?
Got any good recipes to share?
Noticing an arrhythmic rhythm happening
Where I will write and upload photos on the weekend as during the week we are out of range of technology
I am actually getting a little backlog (especially of the crafty things we do)
that is an amusing concept to me…
Well it’s all squeezed into the gaps in the day of a mama…
How do those other mummy’s manage it all?
So as not to keep you hanging and all…
You can look forward to a weekend post and if lucky some in the week…
I hope you are enjoying the glimpses
you voyeuristic folks!
I hope you are enjoying the journey of your own days
What are you enjoying about my boggle?
What do you think of our lifestyle?
Would you join us on the road?
In what sort of travel style do you like to move?
With good humor
Visiting great friends playful theatric musical handbuilt cooking together cubbies animals (Lily heaven) inside outside bush bath oasis in dry country boys built own rooms family working together adventurous lots of evidence of consistent care and work lush gardens fun … Continue reading →
I tiptoe out into breezy seaside dawn
Away from sleeping babes who keep me up in the night
Tide has encompassed the mudflats this morn to wash the sea wall
Between homes and watery sheeting slickery waves
I like this tidal renewal each day
It reflects my inner tide.
Sticky eyes glad for dim cloudy light
And look there the big glowing moon setting!
Ah a moment for me
A moment to amble and awake
At my own pace
I am tentative to walk the sand
As this is crocodile land
Feeling the fear.
This has been my work these last days
The fear the scared the worried the anxious
Am I really this person?
Was I always so or has it
crept up on me?
Wow its uncomfortable to be with
Shall I cling onto the awareness too?
Or let myself move
Shall I walk in the scary place
like this fella with a net
Hoping to catch some of life’s bounty this morning
And not think only of the big teeth which could tear at any moment?
Keep walking keep moving keep feeling
Notice my numbness
Remember the choice of my focus
Watch the thoughts arise in me
Fear disguised as other things!
Sneaky how it does that!
How to integrate my inner work
and be Present with my family in each daily way
Looking for moments of solitude like this mornings wander
Making porridge and reading stories and feeling the tears within
May I be filled with grace and patience
And strength within my vulnerability.
Blessings on the day
Chanced upon crowds on the esplanade
A wonderful feeling to be a pale minority in the crowd of indigenous folk
What a rare occurrence!
Watching families generations language culture playing
My neighbors but leagues apart
Crying over the singing of
Solid rock they were standing on sacred ground…
So moved by the moment
I was pretty raw already and that just bust my heart open
Young men dancing
Some awkward teen self conscious
Some traditional strong beautiful
one with grace and long fingered fluid beauty
And to juxtapose that moment and keep flowing with the day!!
lily had her wish come true and rolled about inside a giant marble !
And then I loved these woven metal fish in the expanse of sky
I weave these fish out of coconut front and this giant version is gorgeous
In Port Douglas with a magnificent view stands the cutest tiny lighthouse I have ever seen! It’s not easy to find hence it’s a quiet place to view the sea, islands and tumbling Daintree mountains and catch ones breath after … Continue reading →