Im here in advance this week and even though its Wednesday in real time, I actually am sitting here on the couch on Sunday evening putting this post together.
I can tell you that I have just perused a few new lovely Facebook pages via #sharethelovesunday over at Kylie Purtell's Facebook page. I have read to the kids in bed and now Hugh has decided he doesn't want to sleep yet so is up annoying Cam to read to him 'There is a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake'....again.
The kids are still up because I let them sleep for two hours today. Woopsie! I also must add that I had a snooze too and it was fabulous. In these last weeks of pregnancy it was well deserved and much needed. A price to pay but I feel good.
Nope! No baby to be seen yet. Hopefully it'll be here before you read this post. Hence why I am writing it in preparation. Just in case...
It has certainly been a quiet month. Lots of time, actually too much time spent indoors escaping the wet, cold, miserable weather. It wasn't the best motivation to get out and get snap happy but when I made the effort I got a few good ones, especially from when we were out at the farm last weekend. And yes I am still practicing this manual caper and all of these were taken in that mode. I also got in touch with our local camera club and Im going to join it after the new baby has settled in. Excited much!.
As for all the things I said I was going to do in this previous post, I can tell you that I got around to cutting out some felt shapes for my craft project so you could say thats still a work in progress. We have entered our Riesling and Tempranillo in the 2014 Rutherglen Wine Show which is very exciting, I have also finally got onto organising an online ordering system for our wine, now to just work out how to photograph our little wine beauties and get some sort of reasonable price on postage from someone. I got quoted $700 from one company to post to WA if you can believe that. It was by air but really? That is bloody ridiculous if you ask me. Ill drive it myself at that price.
The wheels are also in motion to have my first giveaway on the blog in the up and coming months. You like wine?? Ive got your attention now hey! Boy oh boy, there is lots and lots to check with licensing and the law with this giveaway business I tell you.
Thankfully there is only one more month of winter to go and a new world awaiting as a mother to three little babes.
Here is July in a nutshell.
Tell me your spare room looks similar? That is what our spare room looked like for much of July. I know its terrible. It was an impending visit from my mother that got my butt into gear to fold that washing and iron some of the clothes. The easy clothes that is. Mum ended up ironing all of Cams shirts when she came up. Score!! Oh and the windows are now dressed with navy curtains that can actually be opened and stay opened so its not as gloomy in there anymore. Much more motivating to sit on the end of the bed and fold washing. Fun times.
You may have seen a pic in my Instagram feed of the dinosaur porridge swamp. Having been stuck inside a lot, we have done a lot of crafting stuff this month at the demands of Hugh; 'I want to make something Mum'.
Another craft endeavour to fill the morning one day. Curious toddlers always putting things in their mouths. I forgot to ask her how the paint tasted.
Four sets of PJ's ready in front of the fire at the farm after a nice hot bath. We love our hot bats in winter.
Hello! Quadbiking it with Cam and the kids at the farm on our way to feed the cows.
Sign of the times at the farm with all this winter rain. Mud, mud, glorious mud!
She loves the farm and the cows this one, much to her grandpa's and father's delight. A real farm girl in the making.
The sun peeking through the old dairy shed.
Cattle yard fun.
The sun finally out and the lagoon full to the brim.
Every where you look are splashes of yellow, my favourite colour as all of the wattles come into bloom.
Always the quiet little achievers and such delights. Hellebores making an appearance at the farm. These are Ivory Prince and I am so stealing some to put in my garden at home.
For a blog that is supposed to have this gardening thing going on, Im not doing a very good job of it at the moment which annoys me and the backyard especially is looking very sad.
For now Ill keep blaming the chooks and I am anticipating that spring will bring much needed motivation and lots of my ideas to fruition. (Oh and Cam's manpower of course). Surprisingly there is always a little treasure or oasis going on somewhere in the yard which I try and capture and 'Exhibit A' pictured above is no exception.
The Daphne has bloomed right at our doorstep so I get to see it and smell it every time I walk in or out the front door.
These guys don't usually appear until August but Im not complaining. They are so pretty and have made my kitchen windowsill look pretty as a picture propped in a vase.
You know its the middle of winter with these cold, icy and foggy starts to the day. Nature is the best.
Hope you had a great month too.
What was your highlight for the month of July.
See you again at the end of August for the next instalment. I predict lots of new baby and family shots.
Thanks for visiting today