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6.4.12

52 Weeks of Grateful: Slow


Glorious weather and two school holiday weeks shining ahead. Two school holiday weeks that have not involved mild panic - what to do with the schooless children?

Nope, just me, the kids, a week down the coast and guest appearances by a working husbie.

Could a pig in mud be any happier?

So, this week I'm grateful for...

227. The slow life - Got the chickens in, I'm distributing seeds, I borrowed these three wonderful books from the library this week. Says it all really.


228. Cousins - my Tsunamis have a very easy, familiar relationship with their six cousins and we can't wait to spend a bit of quality time with them.

229. Sausages - did I tell you we had 19 adults and 27 children here for dinner last Saturday night?



Come over and see me at Kidspot where I'm celebrating technology in general and, of course, the internet in particular. Where were you when you first saw the internet in action?

Join our Grateful community by adding your post to the list below (please add a link back to our list here or at Kidspot). Then visit some of the other lovely link-ups - it's a beautiful way to spend a little time. Oh, and it would be lovely if everyone visited a few of the 'late arrivals'  to the list each week... it's sad to be late and not get any love, don't you think?




[Photo by Tim Coulson]

30 comments:

Ms Styling You said...

Enjoy the slow - we've had a week of holidays up here - the first time the kids have had 2 weeks at Easter and I like it!

Lisa H said...

Enjoy your time away. I will be enjoying mine.

19 adults and 27 kids... wow! You really are a domestic goddess, even if you did feed them sausages! x

Felicity said...

Slow and steady wins this race Bron and it's fabulous to see you all enjoying the holiday pace.

As for the family dinner - wowsers!
Thank goodness for snags for sure.

Hippety, hoppety, happy Easter!
xx

Felicity said...

Slow and steady wins this race Bron and it's fabulous to see you all enjoying the holiday pace.

As for the family dinner - wowsers!
Thank goodness for snags for sure.

Hippety, hoppety, happy Easter!
xx

therhythmmethod said...

I'm loving you not working. It really suits - and that would have to be the warmest family table photo ever. Happy easter! x

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

I'm looking forward to the slow pace of the school hols too. Nothing like snags to feed a crowd! Enjoy your Easter holidays xx

Aakriti said...

hAPPY Easter Maxabella:):)

And yes.. I dunno if u know abt postcrossing ( chk out on google) or not..but this is just to let you know that I'd like to have ur address, to send you my love and gratitude via a postcard...all the way to Australia:) from New Delhi, India:)

rply to me if u'd like one;)
Aakriti

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Your library has some pretty amazing books! Have a great Easter and enjoy your holiday. x

Lauren said...

Down to earth...my sister in law was just writing about that on her blog it sounds very interesting! Enjoy the holidays!

Hotly Spiced said...

That's an incredible amount of people to have over for dinner. What a lot of work that must have been. I'm enjoying the fact Term 1 is over and now we have two weeks of relaxing. Happy Easter and I'll look forward to seeing what you're up to on Kidspot xx

Tat @ Mum in search said...

19 adults and 27 kids? That's a lot of sausages. I'm glad you survived to tell the story. And if that's what you mean by slow... Enjoy the holidays!

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Goodness! I don't know what I'd feed that many people other than sausages! Maybe take away pizza?

Annabel Langbein is great. I love her work.

K xx

What Sarah Did Next said...

I LOVE Annabel Langbein - I have that book plus another one of hers, 'Free Range in the City' which is just as good!

I love the sleep-ins of school holidays and the unstructuredness of it all.

happylan said...

Glad to read about your happy holidays Bron - they sound gloriously laid back. Have a fantastic Easter.

jody said...

Happy Easter to you and your family Bron. xx

Posie Patchwork said...

Fabulous books, i just love that my full time job is to create this life, finding the land & building the home around our slow going future, i'll be going into my 40s as slowly as possibly, love Posie

Kate Sins said...

The slow life is certainly something to be grateful for...lovely, slow days with no rushing. Divine.

Cousins are pretty special. I have loads but my boys have none. I'm sad for them but it's just the way it worked out and I'm sure we'll find some family friends who'll fit the bill.

Once upon a time I would've scoffed at someone actually being grateful for sausages, but after some recent brilliant experiences I am with you on this one. They certainly have their place in the world!

Happy Easter x

Down that Little Lane said...

I am loving my lazy long weekend... Far out we had 14 here today and used every glass, plate and mug we have.... I would need another kitchen for your brood!

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

ohh i love the slow life! enjoy ! xxx

Lisa @ HomeWorkMum said...

Love this Bron. Slow is my new favourite word, especially since I've been living in the land of "overwhelmed" for the last few weeks.
Enjoy your break x

mel @ loved handmade said...

sounds pretty much perfect! Enjoy..x

Naturally Carol said...

Happy Easter Bron..just popping in to catch up and say I haven't fallen off planet earth yet! The idea of a slow holiday pottering around with the kids sounds divine.

kristieb said...

Yay, we have cousin time too. Love that.

Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky said...

Oh, I do love Hugh FW! I must get that book.

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

Happy Easter Bron. I just love that picture of you all sitting around the table.

xx

Vacation Rentals said...

This is so amazing, seeing a happy family on this precious holiday! I am so glad you have such great time creating things and memories.

Heather said...

What a gorgeous photo. Happy easter lovely, enjoy the hols with your beautiful family. xxx

Anna @ green tea n toast said...

Sounds perfect Bron. Hope you're having a great time away with the family and had a wonderful Easter. Stay well and be slooooow. x

jodi said...

the river cottage family cookbook is fabulous. you and the kids will afore it (try the raisin bread - it's gooood!).
enjoy the slow pace of simple living this week Bron. I'm stuck to the computer so I'm a tad jealous of your adventures. Have a tea for me! xxx

Little Pinwheel said...

I love school holidays! It is my time with my girl, and it rocks. I love your grateful posts... beautiful xx

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