It's nice to be back. I have plenty to write about. I hope you will humour me over the coming weeks. I have that modern day problem of having millions of photos that sit quietly on my computer and are rarely seen... so you will find an awful lot of them on here with my next few posts. And there are as many thoughts swirling around in my head that I would love to share after these crazy weeks. Mind you, I do often think of this blog as simply a personal journal, and I love to record life. Personal, but not private, so join in if you wish.
As I have said before, this is no place to display my family life and trick you in to thinking how wonderful it is. It's a place to remind me that there is some wonderful in life. Photos can be extra tricksy. We have had some glorious times and some very difficult ones, and I tend to get out my camera for the best of them. I don't really get snapping when I'm busy snapping at the children (ha ha, speaking of tricksy), when Reuben is pestering Esther, when noone will go to sleep or do what they're told, or when the tears flow. All those things are mixed up in the coming posts too, just somewhere off camera. But the good is very good, and it is good for me to remember that.
I've learnt a few things over the last month:
- Cherries are best eaten naked*
- Removing all the furniture from your house is a great (yet high effort) way to get it vacuumed properly.
- My children love bumpy aeroplane landings as much as their mother and maternal grandmother do.
- Holidays without Kent are like life without Kent- so very hard and yet still so very precious.
- Christmas without sugar is pretty much impossible.
- The entire contents of my home takes up 40 cubic metres.**
* I think this really only applies to the under fives.
** Ok, apart from the various items stashed in corners of my parents' houses.
- It is not only my love for my children that will get me through, it is their love for me.
What lessons have you learnt over the last few weeks?