A while ago I used to write a weekly blog post that existed almost as a diary of the week just past. Then life, and the house, and the garden, and motherhood intervened and the space between my posts began to gradually increase, until posting once a month started to feel like some sort of achievement. It amazes me how little time there seems to be to do, well, anything really. I used to be incredibly disciplined with my time, perhaps because it was my job to keep everything in order and ticking over at a scarily high level. Then I left that world behind and seemingly my ability to be organized with it. There is never enough time. I am always two steps behind where I need to be.
And so I decided to take a positive step towards achieving a snippet of 'me' time. I love to write, and I loved the way I could use this blog to capture little moments of this life of ours. I imagine my son finding this blog one day in the future and, once he's finished cringing, looking back with affection at the early years of his life, our lives, captured in little picture postcards. So here it is, a return to a weekly post. A diary of our lives told through photographic 'highlights'.
You might remember I wrote about my attempt to practice yoga everyday - well quelle surprise, guess what has also fallen by the wayside over the last few weeks. As of the last few days however I am well and truly back in the game (and sore and achey and well and truly out of shape). I harbour vague ambitions of one day teaching or whiling away a summer month in an Indian ashram, because this girl loves to daydream about what could one day be, when really I should be focusing on the here and now and realising that life is good, and looking after myself feels good, so there doesn't really need to be anymore to it. And there isn't. Its just me, in a moment, nothing more.
The garden grows and begins to swell with mellow fruits of every colour. Look at that squash! Look at the sculptural glory of my redbor kale! I've been thinking a lot about where we would like to take our little share of the small-holding, when (hopefully) we have more time to focus on the garden. More veg next year for sure - we've marked out two more veg patches at least. But what about livestock? We'll have more chickens in the garden very soon, but I'd really love to have pigs and goats - especially pigs! Unfortunately the others aren't so keen. Maybe one day! (There I go daydreaming again...)
See how happy their little snouts make me?!
I'll leave you with this image of my lawn of sunflowers, planted not by me but by the birds dropping seeds from the feeders in the tree overhead. A gorgeous contribution to our garden!
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