Monday, April 16, 2012

The weekend....

Was rather fabulous.
Saturday was a slow one, I have been feeling really tired of late (almost certainly down to not eating enough/properly). My gorgeous dearest darling husband let me have a lie in until almost noon - oh how special is he? When I eventually woke up and came downstairs, the house was tidy, the bubba was changed and dressed, and all was well in the world.  It seems they can manage without me afterall *shrug*.

After dinner we decided to go for a stroll.  Earlier in the day Taisia had seen some ducks in her book and said 'quack quack' before heading off to get her shoes with a vocal "pleeaase" for us to put them on her.  We figured that was her way of saying she wanted to go and see the ducks at the park again so we bought a few loaves of wholemeal and headed off in search of some.  Rather stupidly in hindsight, I suggested a nature reserve area we've not visited before.  
We arrived, we walked, we walked and we walked, 

but not a single duck was found for a long while.

Taisia loved having the freedom to wander though, and it was great to have the company of the teens.  I thought Chelsea looked as gorgeous as ever...



Finally, oh  so finally, we found a duck.  Yes, 'A' duck.  One solitary male, all alonesome.


Can you imagine the excitement? We had wandered so far and found so little, so to stumble across this little fella felt like quite an achievement.  We whooped with joy and told the said duck that we loved him.  He duly swam off. seemingly frightened at the attention.

We apologised, calmed down and threw some 'let's make friend's ducky' bread pieces into the water.  We may have well been pelting the poor chap with stones, he looked horrified!  So we started walking away quietly, sneaking a peek look around on the way to see ducky happily munching on the bread after realising it was edible and not harmful.

Ho hum.

Sunday was blissfully wonderful.  We have had many blissfully wonderful days, I'm getting quite accustomed to their presence and they are very welcome any time.  I don't take them for granted.  I treasure each and every joyous memory making moment I share with my family.  For all too long I didn't realise what made me happy - always seeking something new, always wanting success in other areas, always searching for approval from others that I was good at something.  No more.  Now I've found the contentment I've been looking in all the wrong places for.

The morning started with dropping the teens off at church.  I didn't go this week, instead choosing to spend more time with my husband whom due to his work commitments I seem to have missed dreadfully.  The teens were then going to meet friends in town for the day, so it meant there was just husband and I, with the three youngest.

We knew we wanted to go out and enjoy the sunshine somewhere, we knew we wanted to take both cameras and enjoy snapping away at all and sundry, but where?

We headed off to Berry Head, and it was the perfect choice.

The sun was shining, but there was a chilly wind that meant little lady wanted to wear her hat - for a little while anyway.  We walked together...



Played together...




Played alone...






Enjoyed freedom to explore...








and freedom to sit quietly...







We marvelled at nature's beauty...





and admired views of breathtaking awesomeness...




We shared tender moments to treasure...




and hot chocolates with marshmallows and flapjacks, in a cafe with ... BUNTING!!!


Everything about the day screamed love and joy, it was perfect, just perfect.

4 comments:

  1. it really does look Perfect! How lovely! and all that sea and fresh air to boot! xx

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  2. looks like a great place.i know what you mean about the dissaproving sayings.i dont like it when parents moan about their kids being off school for holidays if they such a pain then why did they bother having them.great blog

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  3. looks like a great place.i know what you mean about the dissaproving sayings.i dont like it when parents moan about their kids being off school for holidays if they such a pain then why did they bother having them.great blog

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  4. Beautiful photos, and a wonderful day again. You are truly lucky to have such joy in your life, it is something we must treasure every day :)

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