Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My NEW place and yours...

I am participating, yay! I have renamed it though to My new place and yours given that we are in the new place now. 

So what has the lovely Kate got in store for us this week, it's a peek outside your bathroom window. What a raining miserable day to be looking out the window, well in my part of the world it is. 

We have 2 bathrooms, this is the view from the main. 

As you can see, beautiful grey skies to match the grey concrete of the houses behind us, a lone palm tree gives us a slight break from the harsh lines and cold colours of the fences and buildings. Thank god i don't have to look out this window all day. 

And the ensuite, or Aaron's bathroom as i would rather share with the kids than him and his man poo's!!! OK totally just grossed you out now but despite the now gross image you have of our ensuite it actually has the best view out of the two bathrooms. 

I love greenery. Vines covering the colourbond fence make all the difference, too bad they don't help with the smells my husband leaves behind in there. 


Monday, August 15, 2011

365 day de-clutter

It's a simple theory really and i am going to try my hardest to follow it. I may not be able to give you pictures and descriptions for all the things i say goodbye to but i will try. 

What am i talking about. Well we all have so much "stuff" so much stuff we don't need, i want a happy home and i think over the years i have held onto too much stuff and held some stuff so highly that it can take over. What do we need all this stuff for? 

My rules, over the next 365 days i am going to get rid of one thing each day. If i buy something i am going to get rid of something before i bring the new thing into the home. Stuff isn't what is important any more. I think this de-cluttering exercise will be cleansing and soothing so here goes. 

The first thing to leave my home is a gorgeous tray and bowl set i was given. It comes from Bali and the swirls you can see are actually cinnamon. It smells divine! 

I have NEVER used it, i love looking at it but am too scared to use it because i know i can't clean it like normal trays but can't remember the correct way to clean it. It sits in my cupboard, in darkness. When we moved i put it out on the bench but the bowls soon got filled up with letter box keys, bobby pins and other miscellaneous things. The person that gave it too me is no longer a friend and in fact she turned out to be someone quite poisonous in my life so it is quite nice to get rid of this. 

It's been a long time...

It's been a long time since i posted
It's been a long time since i was happy with myself
It's been a long time since i wasn't tired but today i am not
It's been a long time since i truly tried
It's been a long time coming and it's here... 

We have moved house. Am i happy, yes. Am i sad, yes. Am i glad we did it, YES. Is it still hard, yes. Was i delusional thinking as soon as we moved things would be better, yes. Am i in the right frame of mind, almost. Do i love my children, yes more than life itself. Am i crazy, yes, not always in a good way either. Am i getting back on track, i think i am almost there.