Today, the first day of the new year, the house is empty. The kids all came home for Christmas with partners and pets. Our new little caravan became a very handy extra bedroom. But now two have made the trip south to begin their year and the other two went along to enjoy Hobart when it is so very busy.
The two of us and the dog and cats stayed home and settled into the silence and space, at least for a day or two.
Do you love this Margaret Tarrant picture? It’s called Summer Dreams. I found it in an op shop a while back, I love the dreaminess of it and the grass and summer flowers rather than sand. It looks like a perfect spot to dream and relax.
Summer here means the garden gradually gets drier and drier. There has been no rain and a busy time over the past week or two forgetting to water regularly. I’m getting back into the swing of things today. I have even managed a little post Christmas baking the other day, who can say no when a grown up child asks for a childhood favourite cake, teacake. It was yum.
wishing you a very happy, healthy and creative new year