Yesterday I went to Ballan to pick up Charlotte from the station, she hasn't been home for five weeks so I was pretty excited. I passed this couple, made from haybales, who are advertising the Ballan Country Fair, aren't they cool?!
There's always alot to tell Charlotte when she comes home. We all miss her so much and the kids love to tell her all that they have been up to. Rosie was so proud about coming second in the Little Kids race at the athletics day at school.Yesterday I also had fun at the Anglican Church's Trash & Treasure. It's one of my favourite events of the year! There is something so appealing about the old fashioned atmosphere, the beautiful women and men who run it and of course the amazing treasures that can be found. I came home with some great finds, a pile of Ladybird books for Sunday, lots of lovely linen and a great little table. Later as I looked at all these goodies I wondered again whether I should have a shop where I could then pass on these pretty things to others. I already have enough things, I don't really need any more but I get such a thrill from finding gorgeous old things. It would be so much fun to have my own little shop one day. So it's something to think about, the high rents in Daylesford are enough to put me off though!
This morning I tootled up the hill to meet up with local superstar Steph & sweet Jess who is visiting from Melbourne. We had a happy time drinking tea and chatting in the soft warm light of Cliffy's. It was so lovely to meet Jess whose blog I love to read, her teddies always make me smile.
There's something magical about the mood in Cliffy's, it's a bit timeless and dreamy. A lovely way to start the day, and the weekend. I feel like I need a soft focus day today, a slower and more thoughtful space. Perhaps I've been whirling and spinning this week, caught up in the rush of family life and squeezing in time for my own interests while also jumping and trying to catch thoughts and ideas as they fly by.
This weekend is a busy one in our little town as the Chillout Festival is on. Lots of lovely rainbow colours everywhere, smiling people enjoying some time out from the city & a chance to celebrate and have some fun. I'm looking forward to the parade tomorrow which is always a hoot. It's absolutely pouring with rain now so I hope that doesn't spoil the party atmosphere. My kids are a bit concerned that the makeup will wash off 'the men who dress up as women'!
A friend is a present you give yourself
The last couple of days I have been feeling a bit anxious. Not sure why, I am sometimes plagued with self doubt & have an annoying running dialogue in my head. Maybe it's hormonal and I'm sure it will pass. In the meantime I'm loving being with my family, seeing my beautiful niece who I don't get to see enough, trying to find some stillness and comfort in just being me. I found these two great cups recently and they are so sweet the words on them make me feel good too.
Hope you are having a happy weekend with the ones you love, xo