Tasmania is very dedicated to her four seasons and that is one of the main things I love about living in this place. As much as Autumn is my very favourite season, there is so much to love about Winter here too - the blanket of fog that hugs the valley in the mornings, the naked trees along the river, the crisp air and the pale blue skies - all signs that Winter is well and truly here. It's cold enough to have the under-floor heating on with a few granny blankets on your lap but not cold enough to stop any of our regular daily activities, which is a good thing when you have little boys with energy to burn. On the days the boys don't have Kinder, we sometimes pack a lunch and either go to the beach or for a play along the river in Richmond. Flynn is getting a little too heavy for the baby sling and so walks with him in the pram along the river are becoming more popular. I don't usually take my camera but I did last week to capture the beauty of Winter in Richmond.
Sorry things have been a bit quiet over here. My In-Laws have been staying with us for the past 8 days, which is why I have been absent from the laptop. Not because I have been horrendously busy entertaining them but because I have actually been busy doing absolutely nothing. It has taken me many years to be get used to this arrangement but I now view their visits as a time for me to have a little break, something I don't get very often aside from weekends when my Husband is not at work. My In-Laws live interstate (as do all of our extended family) and so they only visit us a few times a year but when they do we are extremely grateful for their help. My Mother-In-Law loves to come in and take over cooking duties and clean and spend time with the Kids while my Father-In-Law spends the days outside ticking things off our 'to do" list. She said her Mother-In-Law used to do the same for her and now she wants to do the same for me. Isn't that nice? She is super practical. I have not cooked a single meal or done any cleaning in a week. I have spent time with friends during the weekdays without the Kids, I've had the odd nap during the day to catch up on sleep, read some books, done some knitting and tomorrow night the Mr and I are going out and won't have to pay for a babysitter. Such a treat. With four boys of my own I'm wondering whether I'm cut out to be able to offer the same to them and their partners down the track or whether this is even a tradition they might be interested in.
Things will be back to normal after the weekend, which will hopefully mean more regular blogging. I have missed this space and checking in to see what you all are up to.
Hope you all have a super weekend!
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P.P.S Oh, and wasn't the Supermoon amazing the other night?