Happy New Year! Wow, are the days flying by… I hadn’t meant to take quite a lengthy sabbatical, but never fear, things have been as busy as ever around here!! 😉
We are slowly getting back to our rhythm in the house now the twinkly lights and baubles have been packed away…
today we went walking in Portumna woods- what a beautiful mild January day it was!- lichen spotting
(sporting a handy magnifying glass-thank you Pat!!- and my lichen book. We even came home with several samples which we are compiling to make a herbarium)
(Truly, we are turning into a family of nerds)
When we took down the Christmas tree, we moved things around in the sitting room to give me a space to paint… and this beautiful cupboard to put all the necessary “stuff”
(Once I get “my” cupboard properly organised I’ll take a few proper photographs)
and so I don’t know myself having somewhere to store all my bits and pieces, paints, brushes etc etc. I am painting/ art making in the house for the moment, as the studio is too far from the house and I really have to take any few minutes when I get them during the day or, usually, evening (needless to say I’m appallingly untidy and disorganised so I (and my beloved husband) hope this arrangement will curb the flow of creative accoutrements from invading the entire house)
I am also moving things around here on the blog… bear with me, my time is very limited, and usually involves a babe-in-arms nursing or pretending to nurse while all the time has one eye on the screen trying to type with his foot (I jest not)
I love this time of the year- Its so full of hope and possibility. I have so many plans and dreams and hopes for 2012!!! Thank you for reading, and looking forward to a year full of great things! 🙂
What a lovely woods! Hope and possibility make a wonderfully heady combination. I look forward to watching your plans and dreams come true!
you mommies amaze me. i have a much greater appreciation for mothers after having my 1 yr old nephew and 3 yr old niece over for a few days and nights. i truly truly think that is the toughest most unselfish job anyone could have. you make it look like a breeze 🙂
I see little James having a look around.
A big thank you for all the wonderful postings on the run up to Christmas which were full of sparkle and joy! Wishing you and your family an inspiring and truly wonderful year ahead.