Around here at the moment there seems to be a whole lot of this going on…
The very depths of Winter will find my crochet hooks going ten to the dozen, more project ideas (and starts…) then I have time for, but again and again I put crochet above much more mundane yet important jobs to do. Funnily enough the pile of washing, dishes, ironing, an empty wheelbarrow begging for firewood and weeds in the garden will still be there whether I pick up my crochet ‘for just a few rows’ or not. Trouble is it takes me all Winter to complete all my many and varied projects, and by then the warmth has arrived. Hmph. So in a bid to make sure Eleanor does actually get wear out of a lot of my creations I’m going a size up! Clever. There’s always next Winter…look out 2016 there will be some great size 2 cardigans and hats!
Regretfully, we have recently decided that it is time to find our Bella a new home. She is a gorgeous girl, smart, eager to please, a lovely nature, protective of Eleanor to no end and not too ‘kelpie pup crazy’…but she can not be expected to live in the midst of a sheep paddock and not want to work. After an unfortunate incident pushing a mob of ewes and newborn lambs up a little too enthusiastically on an unsupervised adventure, Bella is on her last warning from my dad and his farm manager. Fair enough. I get it, I really do, I’ve seen other dogs wreck havoc on our lambs (and the unfortunate but inevitable end to the sorry situation). I get it. We decided that Bella in a new home enjoying her days, being productive and loved by another family, would be a better outcome rather than the outcome headed her way if she slipped up again here. A young dairy farming family nearby will be Bella’s new forever home, I truly hope she is loved and adored just as she should be. And that she gets to catch a cheeky magpie one day.
Next week we embark on our first ever proper camping family holiday. With a crawler. In the middle of Winter. Did I mention we’re camping? Did I mention we’re insane?! But…off we go! To our old stomping ground in the south east of SA, visiting friends (and my ‘best friend’ on Instagram who I’ve never even met in the flesh – I’m SO EXCITED!!!) Then up to the Flinders Ranges, along the Strzelecki Track to Innaminka, the infamous Dig Tree, down through outback western NSW to Broken Hill, Lake Mungo and then mosey on home. Just like that. About 4000km in about 15 days. Yup. INSANE. Oh well, what could possibly go wrong?! Ha! Watch this space…
And when we get home, I’m going to turn around and jump on a plane to…. Problogger (italics most definitely necessary). I have literally drooled from afar for many years, very serious case of FOMO going on, particularly last year as I sat feeding a newborn in the wee hours of the cold Winter’s nights living vicariously through everyone’s Instagram and Twitter feeds. Next year, I said, next year. Well, it’s next year! So off I go! But…what do I wear?!
What’s going on in your neck of the woods?
Got any camping with a crawler advice? Hit me up.
Met any Insta besties?
Going to Problogger?
What are you wearing?!