Saturday, January 10, 2015

2/52




Poppet, laughing with her Aunty on a boat on a canal in Amsterdam. 
Sprocket, in a favourite pub in London, a double decker bus passing. 
Poppet. My Joy. Somewhere in Europe. 

We're home now, having journeyed from Paris to Brisbane in the space of forty-eight hours, in my in-laws place in Queensland, where we'll be until we find or build our own place. Sick. Jetlagged. So completely bone weary it doesn't bear thinking about.

The kids are pulling the house apart. We got home at 11pm last night and by 7am this morning Sprocket hadn't managed to sleep for more than an hour but had found four cane toads (that I know of) and dozens of  skinks. One of which lost it's tail in the living room. There was also talk of a brown snake sighting but when we traipsed out after him to the stand of bananas he claimed to have made the sighting I became a little suspicious.
"How many snakes were there, Sprocket?"
"Forty! Forty king brown snakes and forty taipans."  Wordless return (coughing) to the house.
"It was real. Really really real." A-ha.

Joining with for Jodie for a portrait of my little ones once a week, every week, in 2015.

11 comments:

  1. Your trip sounded wonderful and in a couple of weeks you'll be settling into a routine again. That last photo is so beautiful..can't believe these little kiddies I see on the internet (52 Project) grow up before our very eyes. Hope you are on the mend and regain some energy. Maybe get some veggie juices (home made) into you. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. It's wonderful seeing so many kids growing up! We're now all un-jetlagged and I'm on the mend - thank you!

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  2. Oh my, what beautiful pictures! I love the last one of your little one. She looks like a little cherub!

    Kerstin
    http://www.talesofamamabear.com/

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    1. She is a complete cherub - such a bundle of giggles and cuddles!

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  3. Glad to hear you're home, albeit exhausted. And you have the in-laws to help you out with the kids - take advantage!
    Oh Littlest! Squeee! I think this is my favourite photo of her yet!

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    1. We had the in-laws house but not the in-laws - but my mum flew up from Melbourne to help out - which was the best - nothing like a mama when you're stuck in bed! I loved putting Littlest in all the cute as cute little hats!

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