Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014: May Portraits

"Portraits of my girls in 2014"

Sophie: Every week, we get comments galore on her curls.  "Blue eyes and ringlets, what a combination," said a lady in the queue at the newsagent yesterday.  "Some women would spend hours trying to get their hair like that," commented another old dear not long after.

Grace: If she isn't drawing or crafting lately, she's getting stuck into her Lego... watching and playing with her brings back such fond childhood memories of my own...

Joining in with Jodi

Monday, May 26, 2014

Back After An Online Break

A month ago, I decided I needed some time out from the online world... it felt as though I was juggling one too many things and so I cut out my use of technology and social media pretty much altogether.  A handful of minor health issues one after another left me needing some time away and space to take things easy... I stopped writing blog posts or reading other favourite blog reads.  Weeks passed without me logging into Instagram or sharing photos of my own. Emails were checked on the weekend only and left sitting unanswered in my inbox.  My laptop remained shut and I didn't go near the iPad for weeks. Photos taken were few and far between (especially when our camera decided to play up).

My self-imposed hiatus was so refreshing.  I focused on myself and my little family, on restful days and simple pleasures.  And while there were no pretty photos to browse through and no inspiring words to soak up, there were other benefits to be gained from my screen free break... disappearing for a little spell filled my days with so much more in so many ways.

With June on our doorstep, I'm looking forward to finishing off the first half of this year in a more balanced way... and hopefully continuing to do so over the coming months, focusing on what really matters in our days and what really matters to me...