Tonight I am feeling very grateful… most acutely right at the minute, I’m so grateful that it’s Friday night and that the week is over.
A wee glass of wine and some big boys watching ‘The Blues Brothers.” It’s all good.
But a few other things too:
Fun with a Photographer
I had a photo session with Fiona Lumsdaine today and it was a hoot. I need some new piccies as my current ones are a few years old and don’t show off my new wrinkles. I’ve earned those wrinkles and I’m damn proud of ‘em.
It also turns out that her 14 year old son knows my 14 year old son through a mutual pal… small world, and how cool is that?
Holidays In The Sun
Whilst I’d never describe a holiday with my family as relaxing… I’m so very grateful that we got to go on one. We enjoyed our time in Bali and I think it was so good for the kids to see somewhere out there in the world, far from the Sydney suburbs.
And I loved being in the tropics again and going slightly troppo. It turned out that I had booked a great hotel and then we moved to a really lovely 4-bedroom villa, all much more luxurious than I expected… and no complaints from me!! See a couple of piccies below.
Kids Back At School
Two back at preschool this week, one back at school and one more back next Tuesday. Whew!
My big sister Mairi home educated her twins through primary school and was surprised at how glad parents were after the holidays.
“Don’t people enjoy spending time with their children?” she once asked.
“Errr… yes… but you can have too much of a good thing.”
I must confess to always being delighted to pass my children back into the hands of more capable souls than I. (And don’t even get me started on how much I’m looking forward to the twins going to school next year- sorry!)
Some Blog Clarity
It was god to have a blogcation whilst away and I realised that I’m confusing myself here on www.seanasmith.com. So I’ve come home thinking that a change is required. I think I will make this more an author website with a blog focussing on great Sydney spots for family and on travels with kids only. Then maybe I will start another blog, maybe a more personal one… we’ll see…. this fourth term is always madness and then there’s the summer holidays and then two start school, one starts high school, could be hectic!
Linking up with Maxabella’s Grateful tonight… what are you grateful for?