Checking out some cool street art in St Mary’s - what a lovely town on the East Coast of Tassie - so many friendly people and stuff to see and do. And there’s an op shop there which we of course had to visit first - sneakily picked up a few Christmas presents for the boys 🎁 🎄
So exciting to starting putting more time in with this little grommet! The mystery’s of the ocean, when I decided I wanted to understand them, have consumed a lot of the time I have walked on this earth. Thinking of my relationship with the ocean fascinates me. It’s like a dance I’ve been working on for over a decade and when you really put the time in the rhythm just becomes a part of you. The way you move, the way you think, what you look for all changes in a weird beautiful way. You understand what the other is going to do before they do it. What Im trying to saying is. I’m exciting to start teaching Finley the dance, because when she understands the steps. No one can ever take that away from her!
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We are SOOO nearly done with the cork insulation. We've put up a couple of batons because the second layer of cork needed to go either side of it. We could have finished today but we ran out of glue! Back to B&Q we go! Last panels go in on Thursday then, followed by expanding foam in all the gaps and hollow struts etc. Then we can put on the wall panels and this stage will be over! Woohoo!
So many songs to sing at this time of year, life feels a bit like a musical.Christmas carols and then the holiday ones ‘we’re all going on a Summer holiday’ and my favourite that I will be singing loud come Friday afternoon ‘ schools out for the Summer’ ... thanks @cmcalimited for the great pic 😊
Searching for dugongs and crocs 🐊🐋 .
After some pretty hectic days of thunderstorms, cyclones and BUS LEAKS, we have come out the other side stronger than ever! 👊🏻 Come on universe, is that all you got?! 😜
Heading south baby ~ where the ocean and crocs part ways so we can swim our worries away!
This snap is from earlier today ~ I would like to note that whilst this photo was edited, I wanted to edit it in a way that captured the exact crystal clear water that we saw in real life, as best as I could, for on the screen. ✌🏻
“You must plan to be spontaneous.”- David Hockney
I’m a planner by nature!
Our last road trip I planned every stop we were going to make and had reservations at all the campgrounds. I realized halfway through that we were so focused on getting to our next destination that we weren’t able to truly “enjoy the ride.” So we stopped (unplanned!😮) at the next place and found this little nook! Watched the sunset, ate some dinner and let Laila and Hazel run free! 🤪
We leave in 10 days! No reservations!😬Yes, I still have a plan, but there is definitely some wiggle room!🤗
FAMILY PORTRAIT ✨
Le voyage c’est d’aller de soi à soi en passant par les autres. (Proverbe Touareg)
Ce sont les instants que nous cultivons, sans se poser de question sur les heures à venir, sans se poser de question sur ce que nous allons faire, devenir…
Leurs rêves de voyages sont exacerbés tellement ils affectionnent cette vie nomade, loin des codes de la société sédentaire. A dire vrai pas si lointains, car les mêmes règles sont de rigueur.
Alors oui, même si nous ne sommes qu’à quelques centaines de kilomètres de leur maison, même si nous ne sommes pas si isolés que cela, nous voyageons dans notre fort intérieur ! Tu sais, ces moments où tu as le temps de faire ton introspection, non pas pour te flageller de tes erreurs du passé, mais simplement pour t’encourager dans ce que tu as de meilleur… ce voyage intérieur est nécessaire, il est même salvateur !
J’affectionne particulièrement ces moments où mes enfants s’interrogent et se livrent sans pudeur… ces moments où je rentre dans leurs songes ! Nous sommes une histoire commune, nous nous livrons l’un l’autre sans retenue ni pudeur.
Et si tu sais l’espace d’un instant baisser ton ego, tu apprends de la vie, car toutes les expériences sont bonnes à écouter. Toutes les expériences sont différentes… C’est du dialogue que naît la connaissance.
Encore une fois, notre bonheur, nos bonnes ondes sont là et rayonnent. A tel point que Mickaël s’approche de nous et nous offre un peu de son temps. Ce temps si précieux qui s’arrête… enfin… il court s’ armer de son vieux boitier argentique pour immortaliser ce maintenant.
Hier je recevais un email après presque 2 mois depuis cette journée, cette photo, et un message, conclut par un « A bientôt peut-être ! »
We stayed at a brilliant free camp last night which was also the spot of a community gym - the lovely ladies let me join their pump class and their was an awesome play space for the boys - we all had a ball! I can’t move my arms or legs today tho - it’s been so long since I exercised properly! How do you keep fit while travelling?
We arrived here in the dark, we could tell it was going to be pretty and we weren’t wrong! >>>>
Fourges is a beautiful place, we were parked right next to the river and were finally able to get out of the van and explore. Went on a lovely walk, along the river and past abandoned buildings.
We were hoping to stay another night but when we returned to the van we noticed a man in a van slow right down and really stare at us. This happens frequently so we didn’t think much of it however we noticed the same van drive past again, then again and again. This went on for about 30 minutes at which point we decided to leave, we’ve learnt to always trust our instincts so we didn’t want to risk staying somewhere we felt uncomfortable.
Welcome to our shower. 🚿 Where they last 3 minutes and it’s not very private, but the water is hot and nothing feels better after a dip in the ocean or a long dusty hike. Everything for our shower set up was purchased on Amazon, we will be doing a blog post this week including links to everything we use to get squeaky clean while on the road! •
If you’re still contemplating including a shower in your build, we would say YES you should if feeling clean is a something you prefer (also, our little people roll in either sand or dirt all day, literally sand in places it shouldn’t be). We are so happy we included a shower in our van conversion and would do it again in a future build.
Nothing but peace signs and bare bums from here baby boy ~ ✌🏻 ~ we are somewhere between Airlie beach and Cairns ~ breathing in mangos and coconuts till further notice 👌🏻
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Urban Halloween adventures! The village was off the hook with little humans last night. Zealand was a little farmer 👩🌾 and Finley (Moana) eluded all my photograph attempts.
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“There is no single effort more radical in it’s potential for saving the world than a transformation of the way we raise our children.” — Marianne Williamson 👊🏻 .
This quote has been in my head since it popped up on my newsfeed a few days ago.
It’s been sitting with me, I’ve been feeling it out, figuring out what it means for me.
I think primarily for me; this quote reconnects me to myself, to why I want to do/live/be the way I want to be.
And by doing this, allowing my children to flourish into who THEY want to be, believing in them every step of the way, whilst holding onto my own truth. As well as educating them about the not so truthful truths that is our modern society. And always, ALWAYS, being honest with them; instead of telling my children made up stories.
After all, there is nothing more radical (I think) than raising conscious, vibrant children ~ who are connected to their TRUTH, and their earth.
I could go on to write so much more but I think I should just leave it there; and ask you guys, what does this quote bring up for you when you read it?! I’d love to know! Leave a comment below 👇🏻
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Lentils on the stove, baby on the boob. Multi-tasking magical motherhood. 🌿✨
“Never go in search of love, go in search of life, and life will find you the love you seek.” ~ Atticus 💫💫 .
Was going to write a long caption about life and love, when this quote rocked up on my news feed. Ask and you shall receive ~
Happy weekend coco vibes from Tropical North QLD ~
Oh also, swipe to see the most beautiful Tallow smile ever. 😭
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