It's been beachy weather. Hot, hot and hotter. We look for any way to keep cool.
We've stayed close to home. It's a busy time work-wise for PK and we have family coming and going all summer, so we do day trips and pretend to be tourists.
There's still time for coffee. Take-away while I'm on my own...
...and a proper sit-down when my friend returns from down south.
Peregian markets... gypsy caravan, above, and soon-to-be-opened dumpling bar in the Square, below...
The girls have moved in together so I can clean and paint Stella's room. In order for this to happen I had to take about five giant steps backwards. First, Ruby's room needed to be fully de-cluttered and cleaned...this took about, oh, three days. She's my little hoarder, collector of all things large and small.
So far, so good. One neat bedroom, above; and one half of another converted into a playroom.
And then finally, to paint...
I've been absent this past month. Absent from this little space, I mean. I've been very much present on the home front, discarding all crafty projects in order to be there with my family. I needed a rest. My sewing machine waits to be serviced and my knitting needles sit idle. It's too hot to knit, anyway.
Although my blog has remained silent, I've been visiting blog-land most nights. Reading, exploring, delving into other people's spaces and lives...It's been fun and relaxing after busy full holiday-days. I'm looking for new inspiration; I've signed up for one; which looks like fun. And will prompt me to get that sewing machine up and running again once the kids are back at school.
I've been re-reading blogs I like. Looking at styles...writing styles, photography; trying to analyse why I like what I like, what rings true, what inspires me, what makes me smile. How much people put in, and looking at what gets left out. This is my life diary, but some things are private. I don't want my blog to be shallow, but I don't want to use it as a space for ranting and negativity.
I like blogs that open little windows into private lives. You can see a bit, read a little, but you're not left overwhelmed. It's a snapshot of time.
What do you like?
Lots, or a little?