Monday, November 5, 2012

At home





It is taking us a little while to feel organised in our new home. I feel settled and happy. I think we all do. But organisation? Well, that is awhile off.

Framed pictures line the walls, waiting to find a place to hang permanently. Discussions over the backyard are under way. In the meantime herbs have been planted in old laundry tubs on our back porch.

Everyday a little more is sorted and shifted, yet nothing ever seems to be finished.

In between all of this constant, slow change, life is the same. I am reading to Nora, tickling Oscar, eating and cooking (lots of homemade bread right now), watching tele, cleaning, cleaning, cleaning and very occasionally sewing in bed.

Creatively I've shifted, more food, more cooking, more arranging, but I know I'll shift back and start painting again soon. I'm looking forward to it.

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  1. oh the cleaning!! and your first picture reminded me, I have no idea what happenned to the basil I moved. hmmm. keep chipping away, hope you'll feel more sorted soon! :)sarah

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    1. I hope you find your basil, intact, maybe the snails found it first. The basil pictured was a wonderful gift from my sis and her man. I'm already envisaging much pesto this Summer.

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  2. Relax with all the sorting ... it will get there eventually ... we moved in to our newly built home just before Christmas three years ago ... we have come along way but still have quite a way to go with decorating and homemaking ... I really enjoy the process and as my mum says you have a lifetime to make a home ... enjoy it ... Bee xx

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    1. So true, a lifetime – and I entirely intend to never move again!

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  3. Such tranquil snap shots - even if you feel the house is in a bit of transision as you get organised (which doesn't have to happen at a silly, stressful speed I hope) - I've been making a lot of homemade bread lately too, and tickling and reading books to little people - I love the sound of that "No Nora" book! And the quilt looks beautiful so far... I have the same pincushion :) Happy week to you xx

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    1. The book is Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells, I have the copy (complete with my own toddler scribble) that my mum read to me and my sisters as children. Its very cute, if a bit naughty. Oscar loves it and always mimics the line where Kate says "Why are you so dumb?" I know, oh dear! (Yes. We've had discussions about how rude and naughty Kate is).

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  4. such beautiful snippets, thank you for those glimpses amongst all your settling in. xx

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  5. yes such beautiful snippets. I smiled as I saw the first photo, our bay windowseat is covered with little seedlings growing, waiting to be big enough for the garden.. and love the two hands, one big one little, in the last picture. x

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  6. If you are anything like me you will put everything away and then rearrange it all! lovely pics

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  7. Happy for you in your new home. I haven't been here for a while (real life been keeping me occupied!) I've enjoyed reading through the posts I've missed. The pace and space of your new home all look lovely.Enjoy! Hope you have a fun weekend ahead x

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    1. Thanks Nikki. Glad you dropped by, but it is nice when real life takes over completely sometimes, isn't it?

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  8. Getting organised in a new home is a huge deal. I'm glad you're feeling settled already. It's been lovely visiting your blog (from Che & Fidel) and have enjoyed reading your posts. Lovely pictures too!
    Ronnie xo

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  9. It always takes time to settle into a new home, it sounds like a nice creative shift to be making your house feel more like your home. When you get back to painting you'll have a renewed zest for creating. Wishing you a lovely Sunday. x

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