Thursday, January 31, 2013

Reason 31

Stitching! embroidering! Finding the time and peace and quiet.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Reason 28

Knowing Jack is home safe and made it through the floods okay.
Knowing we have power and our home is safe and dry. We are one of the lucky ones!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reason 23

Being able to Skype James tonight in the UK and wish him a Happy Birthday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reason 22

My brother and everything he's done for me these past 6 days.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Reason 20

Catching up with blogging friends and meeting each other in "real life". Meeting Jan in Ballarat today.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reason 19

Macarons. I had the 2 best sellers from the little macaron shop, La Belle Miette - raspberry and salted caramel. Absolutely delicious.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Reason 17

Watching Roger Federer play at the Australian Open with my brother.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reason 16

My first night in Melbourne. Dinner at the Naked Japan - miso soup, bento box and Umeshu wine. Roast almond and mocha ice cream for dessert. A walk along the beach as the sun sets. Home at Brock's watching the tennis.... Knowing I have a ticket (the LAST ticket!) to see Federer play tomorrow night. Chatting to Jack on the phone.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Reason 14

Catching up with some very special life-long friends tonight. Rodney & Debbie are up from Tassy and this was my only chance to see them. So happy to see them and catch up in the flesh.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Reason 13

Buttons! Besides the fact they're gorgeous, fun to use, functional, so many wonderful ones to choose from...... I just love running my hands through them!!!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reason 12

Stitching in the air conditioning with Jack in his room (he's the only one with air con!) while he's playing Bioshock on his TV.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Reason 11

Making my list of what to take to Melbourne. Only 5 sleeps to go!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Reason 9

Today I received all these beautiful presents in the mail from Tatyana. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful, thoughtful friend.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013

Reason 7

Finding some peace and quiet at work in my lunch hour - and finally some time to read my book!!
Love a good book!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Reason 5

Having a healthy breakfast. I'm doing the 30 day green smoothie challenge again. This was delicious - mango, banana, pineapple and spinach. Lucky you can't taste the spinach!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Reason 4

Dramatic, stirring, edge of your seat movies like this. At the end of the movie I wanted to stand up and applaud - it was THAT good. Les Miserables - Hugh Jackman and Ann Hathaway were brilliant.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Reason 3

Thanks to today's photo challenge - "heart" - I found my locket today. I knew it was somewhere safe, just not where!!! I love this locket so much - my husband gave it to me when the boys were babies.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reason 2

My Christmas present from James..
It's not just the gorgeous kimono... but the email from England early this morning - with the 13 photos of him unwrapping the present and modelling it. 
It actually made me laugh out loud xx

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day 1

Okay, okay... I must be crazy. I've just finished a year long challenge. Blogging and posting a photo every day for 366 days!! I should be taking a break, reveling in the fact that I don't have to take a photo today, or think of something to say and posting those words... no commitment!!! But noooo.... I want another challenge, another way of remembering this year... 2013... Another way of staying positive, happy and loving life and everything in it... 
I've never been able to keep a diary... not one year in my whole life... but blogging has given me an easy way to do this and I love it. I love being able to look back and remember all the things I did, I saw, I created, I felt, I experienced...
I want to stay upbeat, happy and positive and this helps me in a way I can never explain... it just does!
So I've come up with another year-long challenge...
365 reasons to be happy!!!
Every day I will take a photo of something that made me happy ... This should be a cinch as I can see so many things right now, around me, that make me happy. I will try though to pick just one, and it will also be something pertaining to that day so I will be able to look back at any given day or month and remember where I was, what I was doing and who I was with. 

And so it starts........

Reason 1
My boys!!!!