Thursday, March 21, 2013

The hot air balloons!

After much anticipation, Today arrived.
The first day of the hot air balloon festival.
My favourite day of the year - 
the mass ascension one block from our house.
The stars aligned, and it was nothing short of magical.
Perfect still blue skies, not a cloud to be seen.
The sun rose as the balloons did....
they seemed to linger above us for the longest time,
before gently floating over the town.

It was out of this world.  
I am still grinning.
I cannot wait to spend time editing the photos I took, 
but of course I had to play with some taken on my phone!

The weather looks set to shine beautifully over the next 3 days,
so we will be soaking up as much of the balloons as we can.
It really was, a brilliant day for a balloon ride.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The beach in Autumn

A few more from our day at the beach.
The day she danced in her tutu at the waters edge for me.
And stood and watched for waves.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Yesterday we went on an adventure,
to a surf beach south of the city.
Expecting to see surfers.
It was a little disappointing to see the water wave-less and surfer-less.

Until Annabel danced in her tutu for me at the waters edge.
And they both stood and watched for waves.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

and she realised....

I have been craving adventure lately,
feeling really restless.
I blame it on the nostalgia that always seems to accompany
the subtle changes from summer to autumn.

And then, this week, our little boy turned 4.
On his birthday morning, sitting on our bed holding a new box of lego,
he looked around at us {his father, mother and sister}, 
and said with the hugest grin -
'I am so happy.'

And, of course, my heart melted.  
It made me realise, that this is what happiness is.
All that is right here in front of me.

It's not in the adventures, it's in the people I am lucky enough to love.

Saturday, March 2, 2013