Lately I have been taking photo's on the way to Ballarat. It's a well worn trip but it never bores me, there are always so many things to look at, to love. Especially houses, old ones in particular. I often look at this one, above, which I think is one of my favourites. I love to think of it's history, of the people who lived here long ago. Imagine the cold winters they had...
And I"ve been noticing these two as well. Two cute piggies who came running over to greet me at the fence. Funny.
On Saturday I headed in to Ballarat early to continue the training I began the week before. As the country side slowly woke up after a cold, cold night, beautiful mist floated over the trees, and hills.
It was another interesting session and I feel like I've learnt a lot. Much of which can be related to my every day life and own family, not just to foster care. The sadness & challenges faced by so many families is pretty confronting, it has given me much to think about. I'm not sure where this training will lead me, but it has been a really positive thing to do.
At home, where life is stable and secure, we loved having Charlotte home for the night, to hang with us & have dinner & chats. Check out her famous fish finger 'Combo'...hmmm :)
Yesterday Billy & Lucy set off for a full day of netball & footy at Spring Bank. For the Under 12's it is their version of finals, several games are played until one team ultimately wins.
The girls did well, Lucy's game has improved so much since the beginning of the season. Sadly they didn't win but tried hard and played like a team. Bill's team went on to win the Under 12 Lightning Premiership, after not losing a game the whole season!! He was pretty happy when he got home. Dirty, muddy, but smiling from ear to ear.
Rosie has a cold. So today she ate oranges, sucked on vitamin C and drank lots of water. She is staying home today, it will be nice to spend the day with her, just like the old days!
It's lovely to feel the seasons changing. Although we have a fair bit of cold weather left to go I'm loving the little signs of Spring. Our chooks are laying (woo hoo) and all around there are buds and flowers,
birds and green, green grass.
Have you heard about Vic's photo game?
It sound like fun, I"m going to give it a go. It might take me past some of my favourite
places. Like Jack's garage doors with their colourful birds.
Or maybe past this mysterious hedge and gate.
I've never seen anyone going in, or out. Spooky...
I love an adventure so I'm quite excited. Speaking of which, it's Monday! A new day, a new week! Who knows what will happen. Hope you have a happy one, are you doing anything new or interesting?
See you soon, lovely friends xo