We've settled in back home, kidded ourselves that we're over the jet lag (jet lag just implies that Australia is so far away from everything... ... ...). We've loved the children to bits and pieces and are well and truly over them already (how long is a day in the school holidays?). Ah, life is back to normal.
This week I'm grateful for...
287. Places - that touch you, that embrace you, that change you.
288. Eyes - stuffed full of so much looking that they will hurt forever.
289. Wonder - it lives in us, always.
What's the latest wonder-ful thing that you've seen?
Sorry for the mess with the linky while I was away. And there I was thinking how clever I was to be working from the road! Let's also just say that wi-fi is not as available in rural France as I thought it was...
Ha! I was almost going to back away slowly at my 'quick hello' and end the post, but I suspect you would not be impressed? It was also very tempting to name this post 'quick bonjour', but it turns out that despite now being a firm Francophile, I am not quite pretentious enough. I will work on that - Je vais le faire immédiatement. (OMG, I'm a natural.)
There is lots and lots and lots of good stuff to tell you about our trip, but I will wait until we are home and I can typewithmorethanonefinger. Tap, tap, tap. Just know that we are up to our ears in the good life right now, breathing through a snorkel and loving each other.
To bring us all back to earth, here is a post I wrote for Live4 that's just been published while I'm away:
I enjoyed writing this piece immensely. To be honest, whenever I write for another site, I just write it as if it was for my blog. It's much less scary that way. Commenting over there is not friendly, so it would be so fab if you could pop back here and tell me your favourite book to read aloud with the kids. We are always after new ones!
Miss my blog and miss you! I know it's a bit odd, but I really, really do. I think waxing lyrical about how much my 'readers' mean to me would be even more pretentious than breaking out in French that I don't understand. But it's tempting.
What's the hands-down fave children's book at your place?
There's me, my 3 Tsunamis (Maxi-Taxi 8, Cappers 7, The Badoo (twenty)5) and my everlovin' man. I'm rather opinionated, but I like to be kind. I work as the Editor at Kidspot's Village Voices and other freelancey lancing writing jobs. I don't get to blog as much as I used to. There's a little bit more about me here.
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