For quite some time now, I have been meaning to post about one of my favourite things about living in Adelaide.
It is something I look forward to every single week.
(It also provides me with a massive dose of emotional contraceptive ;) )
Every Sunday night, I go to my brother’s house for dinner and a sleep over. And then on Monday when everyone goes to work, I get to have little Sydnee all to myself.
She is very lovely and squishy, and doesn’t seem to mind too much that all I do (besides cuddling her extra tight) is take photos of her.
Here are some of my favourites:
Those. Thighs. Squishyest ever. I love it how babies get rolls where they don’t even bend!
She’ll place this in my lap, and ask me to read it to her. “Book?!”
Lovely long black lashes.
Who would have known that Cheds *actually* fix everything?
Little granny in her backyard
Negotiating with her newest skill – walking
Prettiest. Baby. Ever.
Dana and I went on a little drive to Semaphore.
There is an almost 80 year old carousel there on the shore that I remember from my childhood, and I have been wanting to go there and take some photos for some time now.
After arriving in Semaphore, I found that the carousel was all boarded up! And have since discovered that it is for sale (Anyone who is interested can swap it for a spare $600 000).
Sadly, I fear I will never be able to photograph it. I did however, experience a particularly lovely sunset. SOO, here are some photos of that (and others we took) instead.
Before time runs away too much, I thought I’d post about what we did for Easter.
For us, Easter is a whole lot about family.
And since moving to Adelaide, I am starting to develop a real understanding of just how important the feeling of belonging is. I think that I am really blessed to be able to find this in my family.
There is a certain synergy that happens when you are amongst people that all feel as though they belong. The language is congruent and fluid. The laughter and conversation move like a stream flowing over and around little pebbles in a brook, all in one peaceful motion.
When I realise this, it is then that I sit back and smile. Belonging.
So, this Easter consisted of dyed eggs, too much food, and pointless banter. And I also realised just how much I like those little yellow pipe-cleaner chickens.
Aaah, So if you are reading this, WELCOME BACK to Other Such Things.
I have spent the past few weeks settling into my new home in Adelaide. Although it has been quiet around here on the blog, my camera certainly hasn’t been! I’ve been busy gaining lots of inspiration from lots of different places, and do we have a lot to catch up on, or what!?
Days are spent in delicious ways, like:
hanging out with my sister in the city,
going for day-long adventures to make new discoveries of cool places around Adelaide with Dana,
hanging out with my crazy nephews,
babysitting my one-year-old niece on Mondays for my brother and sister in law, Dave and Sam (I have since been dubbed, ‘Monday Mum’, however, I am a little bit miffed at the apparent absence of a mother’s day present),
making new friends,
drinking coopers beer,
having sober impromptu living room dance parties at 9pm whilst listening to MJ (I still maintain that he is in fact, not dead, and is hanging out on an island somewhere along with Jeff Buckley, Harold Holt and Elvis)
and; cooking lovely organic meals (and eating them).
I hope you enjoy my photos. These are just some I’ve got that weren’t going to make it into any other posts, but were still too lovely to miss out on.
Thanks for reading. We will see each other soon. :)