New Space

Our home is finally starting to look and feel like home. We moved in just prior (a week) before bub no. 3 arrived and since life has been rather busy.

Deciding to unpack, rearrange or declutter has to be cleverly timed to 1) my husband’s day off 2) baby having a sleep longer than an hour 3) two other children being occupied, and 4) motivation and commitment from us both to get task completed.

This is becoming easier which us a relief. Yesterday husband, kids, dog and I set off on a morning adventure. We walked across the bridge that connects our Island to the mainland and back. It’s not a long walk but I have lived here for 3 years and not walked it before.  Bridge walk was quite exciting for kids as we could spy on the boats underneath us, look for marine life and watch out for the bird life  (in the form of many pelicans who sleep along the lights along the bridge).

Daughter and I continued on walking up to a lovely park on the waterfront while I carried sleeping baby in my babypack.  Once we met up again with 4 year old soccer mad son and husband, time was spent eating lunch,  playing soccer and then playing in the mud on the beach.

It was easy to soak up the goodness of the view of the Glasshouse Mountains, kids playing on the beach and the greenery of the park. Definitely a great start to our Sunday!

Once we returned home bub went to sleep and kids were occupied which meant potential for 1) moving baby into his own room and 2) creating private multifunction study space where the door can close out all distractions!  Husband set up a large desk towards the sliding glass door that overlooks our private courtyard. Both courtyard and yard are slightly overrun with weeds but it is a space that is open and flooded with natural light.

The courtyard also has an overgrown hanging plant that is slightly crooked. When the courtyard gets its renovation (no telling when this will ever occur) this plant was going to be removed. However as I sat at my new space today I noticed a bird fly in and stay in the plant for a few minutes. So I guess the plant (bird home) stays.

So after a day and a half I am loving the new space we have created. I am hoping to use it to write as often as I can in the mornings. I think my daughter has already laid claim to the new space too as a budding little writer.


I am so lucky that I was blessed with a daughter. Being holiday time I am enjoying spending more time with her. Luckily I have had a couple of girls only afternoons with her. We had a great day and evening at the Woodford Folk Festival of course doing her favourite arty things and today saw ‘Annie,’ at the movies.  My mother who is an artist  also arranged an art class for my daughter as a Christmas  present.  I am so aware of my influence over her interests and her future. As my daughter continues to grow, she gives me inspiration to try new things, be healthier and fulfill my goals.