Tuesday, 24 May 2011
My first post in quite a while, I just haven't had any energy or the inspiration to blog anything. But I have taken to going for a walk every morning after I drop off the kids to school, and it turns out that exercise is good for the soul, who knew? ;)
I am so lucky to live in a beautiful area, and it is particularly beautiful in Autumn. Definitely the showiest season, I think that Autumn is my favourite, closely followed by Spring. And do you know, Summer is my least favourite! The only good thing about it is the fact that Christmas is smack in the middle of it - otherwise I detest the sweaty hot weather.
I have found that after walking every morning and looking at all these colours means that I arrive back home full of energy and just itching to do something creative. I am currently knitting a sweater for Mr O, drawing in my journal, and I'm about to sew up a dress. Plus I have the energy to actually reply to emails and comment on blogs, set up my flickr and pinterest accounts, sort through all the kids' old clothes, paint the kickboards and the cupboard handles in the kitchen... ;)
I took the kids on a much slower walk one weekend at the end of Autumn, and I took the opportunity to take photos as well. I'm so glad that I did as the trees have lost most of their leaves since then. Miss M is a great walker, but Mr O acts as though I've asked him to walk over hot coals - his idea of heaven is to stay firmly indoors with his toys. Although he can walk for hours around Westfield and Ikea - he is a boy after my own heart ;)
There is a nearby street with a few crab apple trees growing on the nature strip, and we collected the fallen apples and took them home with us because they are so lovely to look at.
I have lots of crafty photos to share, I just have to make it a priority to blog them.