Saturday, October 1, 2011
Back for Blogtoberfest
Finally, we are home and ready to come back to Blogtopia and share our adventures. And what could be more timely than Blogtoberfest, a whole month in which to blog every day, a celebration of the small details in life.
In the last 11 days we have travelled by plane and bus and train and car, spent a week on the family farm, op shopped, geocached, picked wildflowers, taken a million photos, moved cows, counted 11 new calves, collected pinecones, chopped wood, ridden tractors, driven quad bikes, met new baby nieces and welcomed new girlfriends, caught up on about a year of family news, visited a zoo and been inspired by lego on a grand scale. Phew, it has been a whirlwind and I can't wait to share all the inspirational bits with you all.
I have intermittently checked in the whole bloggy gang but have barely had time to comment. I can't wait to get back into visiting everyone and chatting properly.
So, I have with great enthusiasm, linked into Blogtoberfest, ready to blog every day for the rest of this glorious month. I am a little daunted as currently I usually blog about twice a week and am well known for a wordy post. I am however, all about appreciating the small details of life, that little bit of sparkle in what otherwise may be a dull or rancid toddler filled day.
So, just to repeat, for my own benefit, my plan is to commit to blog every day for a month. While making grand and sweeping gestures that I will probably struggle to uphold, I am also committing to wearing more colour and to not only unpack the sewing machine, but sew and complete something by the end of the month.
Blogtoberfest. Be inspired over here and come along for the ride. See you on the sunny side of tomorrow.
My children have decided to test my photography skills by being creative with their poses. Shoes in the air was apparently essential for this shot in the airport terminal. Summed up day 1 of our travels when we missed our plane by THREE minutes due to a small child needing to do wee wees and our complete lack of awareness that Tiger airlines has a 45 minute check in. We then spent the next 10 hours waiting for the next available flight while dwelling on the fact that this particularly wee wee cost about $320.
And yes, the ride on suitcase convoy is a highly effective way to get small children through a busy airport.
Oh, and remember, my Giveaway closes tomorrow at 6pm so pop onto my last post and leave a comment if you want to be included.