I live in a beautiful part of the country called The Hawkesbury, about an hour out of Sydney and as much as I complain about the commute in for events and how much I lust for a little townhouse in city I’m also secretly head over heels with where we live. It’s full of rolling hills, rivers and streams, farms and settlers cottages and the best op shops around. I don’t live in the best parts of town but it suits our little family just fine. We can walk to school, to the grocer and to the post office. We can spend our afternoons at the park, we can feed the ducks and we can drive simply to take in the view.
Every Sunday since Aidan was about 18 months old Steve takes him for a Sunday drive just as his father took him. I’m usually left to sleep in as they quietly eat breakfast, read the paper and then they head out for man to man time. At first I struggled to stay home, I felt I was missing out but then I remembered that the boys need their bonding time, a special thing they do together without Mumma butting her nose in… I also began to remember how much I loved to sleep in.
We do go for drives together. Up into the hills, exploring the back roads and stopping for roadside flowers and at vege stalls. These pics were taken after heading up to Kurrajong for the markets. It was a cool cloudy day and I felt like a country princess in my silky dress. We’ve been taking the camera everywhere lately, something I haven’t been inclined to do for awhile. The Aussie Curve challenges are fun and allow me to dream up outfits but I also want you to get a better idea of the kind of outfits I wear in my little town… and occasionally give you a backdrop that’s a little more exciting than my backyard wall.
- Denim Jacket – City Chic 2010
- Coral Print Dress – Igigi
- Glomesh Purse – Gift from my sister
- Lace Up Shoes – Spendless Shoes 2011