Monday, September 27, 2010

at my house...

I'm loving simplicity & stealing quiet moments...
We've spent the weekend up at my parents place which is always a highlight for the boys, they just love it there, especially when all their uncles are around for shoulder rides, tickles, wrestling & running wild over the hills & wide open space...
I also managed a peaceful drive through the countryside all on my own while the boys played happily at nan & pop's.  I pottered about in some antique shops, gorgeous book shops & found a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a coffee with the prettiest view...
There's one week left of school holidays & we have a sleepover planned for the big boy, a day in town & hopefully some more hanging about home doing not much at all.
What's going on at your house?  
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  1. It all sounds ideal and so much fun for you the whole tribe Mel!! Isn't it great when you can get a pile of the family together having fun and catching up? Enjoy the rest of your time this week. x

  2. What a great photo of your brothers all in their Collingwood jumpers! Can you believe it was a draw ?!? Looks like you had a lovely weekend...heres hoping Spring comes back...quickly !

  3. Your day and time to yourself sounds wonderful - Did you find any treasures?

  4. Thats a great photo of all the boys!
    How great to have some time to yourself, very envious! Hope you got something for yourself!?

  5. It is great to see all of those boys together. What a great male bonding time. Even better when it means you get some female leisure time as well. Sounds like a lovely quite time out and about.

    Thanks for joining in again this week. Lou.

  6. Your family is the opposite to mine.
    I have 3 sisters and 3 daughters.
    There is never any male bonding family time around us.
    Sounds like a great weekend.
    I hope you have lots of fun over this holiday week too.

  7. What a lovely view, so good you took a photo.
    Hope you get many more stolen moments - divine :)

  8. How delightful!! We've just started school holidays in Canberra, off to Sydney in a couple of days where my 4 will see about 16 of their cousins. There are LOTS of boys, just love it!! From my side of the family, we're 2 boys, 2 girls with 7 grandsons & 7 granddaughters, i think my parents like symmetry!! My husband's family is more lopsided with boys, cousins rock!! Love Posie

  9. pottering through antique shops...i want to come.

  10. Oh wow, what a wonderful time it sounds like you had... I couldn't think of a much better day than browsing the antique shops, looking through books, and finding a spot like that to enjoy a lovely drink.

    Bet you had some exhausted family members after the Grand Final! I was exhausted from watching it... and I don't even barrack for either of the teams! My team (dogs), went out last week... so I was just enjoying the spectacle. I couldn't watch the last 5 minutes, I was pacing up and down the hall whilst listening to it!!

    1 week of hols to go!

    Linda. xox

  11. Your having a wonderful time...I love YOUR first photo!

  12. That last photo made me gasp out loud! Just lovely.

  13. Sounds like you're having such a lovely time!

  14. your little spot for coffee looks delicious ... and oh so quiet.

  15. hope you are enjoying what is left of the school holidays. How lovely that you got some special quiet time to yourself.


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