It has been a long, hot summer here in our little city so it was a wonderful relief when Mother Nature ushered in autumn with a few days worth of rain and some moderate temperatures. Sure, my washing piled up faster than kids pouncing on a bowl of lollies, but it was certainly a wonderful change.

Life has been a bit strange recently. Plenty of extra curricular activities, children attending some form of education for most of the week, and I’ve been taking photos for other people. Mostly as favours for friends. In the next few days (if I’m organised) I’ll share some of those efforts on here.

It amazes me how the droplets seem to defy gravity. And honestly, who doesn’t love the smell of rain?







It’s always fun having friends visit, and on Tuesday we had some special friends come for a play. I met Fiona, or Gumboots as I knew her for a while, on Instagram and we hit it off. Our daughters are in the same year at school, our youngest sons are pretty much the same age, she is a stubborn Scorpio (just like me haha) and we both like stuff – specific, I know. The only thing is that Fiona and her family live in Melbourne, Victoria; and we live in regional New South Wales, which makes it difficult for the kids to get together and play. So everyone was very excited when they made the effort to come and see us.

We took them out to the Licorice and Chocolate Factory and the kids made their own big freckles. While we waited for the chocolate to set we got to watch some licorice being made, had lunch and had the kids had a run around. It is so beautiful out there, I wish I had taken more photos.