Going into this build I was mad for green, and with our cancelled PD build our scheme was based around it. But when it came time to do our Carlisle selections, I actually listened to the man (and discovered he has quite the eye for colour) and followed both of our gut reactions to colour. So now that all of our selections are finalised, I couldn't resist a bit of analysis on the memories that these orange images brought out.
This move is bringing me geographically closer to both of them, which brings the promise of indescribable happiness.
My big sis (my lovely man's sister actually, but I've claimed her as my own) is the warmest, kindest, loveliest person I've ever met, and many a homewares shop will be the beneficiary of our joint shopping exploits after the move.
My little girl isn't that little anymore. Almost six feet tall, 21 and about as independent as you could be. It's not very often she lets me play, but when she does, it's like winning a premiership for me.
When my kids were really little and I was studying and interest rates were pushing 20%, money was pretty tight. All I could afford to buy Mum for Christmas was a mug that I filled with her favorite chocolates. This became a bit of a tradition, and as the years flew by and finances were the least of my worries, I still found myself buying her a mug. When you open her cupboards, there are literally 19 coffee mugs in there. I think that's enough now.
Sunset over Cradle Mountain in Tasmania. The first holiday Loz and I had together. 1 beautiful undisturbed week of tranquility, bush walking, eating, discovering, getting lost but mostly getting found. We'd just bought the new Eagles CD and played it on repeat for the week. Anytime I hear one of those songs I'm reminded of that great trip. They're touring soon (The Eagles) and we have amazing seats. Can't wait.