This photo is my current wallpaper. I find it quite uplifting to see it every time I switch my laptop on.
I remember this day. We visited our favourite beach in Wellington and spent a few happy hours excitedly crouched over the rock pools, watching in fascination as the sea life went about its business, tucked amongst the rocks and hiding in the seaweed.
The water was so clear that you could be mistaken for thinking there was no water at all except for the waving fronds of the anemones and seaweed and the occasional darting fish, looking for all the world like it was hovering mid-air amongst the rocks. There is a small fish in the photo above – can you see it?
Soon, the boy and I will be able to see more of this on a regular basis, for we are shortly moving back to Wellington!
We’ll also see more of this:
I love living in the Wairarapa. I love the crisp, frosty winters with the snowy mountains in the distance. I love the access to fresh milk straight from the farm gate. I love the peace and quiet. I was lucky to find a lovely house to live in, in as good a location as I could possibly hope for. I have made some good friends. The boy goes to a nice school. But it is a rural farming community. It has been impossible to find work that I do here since my position was disestablished, and as we all know, a source of income is a basic necessity. To commute in and out of Wellington each day is too hard on the boy – it is three to four hours of travelling a day, and he would never see me except for the weekends. I don’t count that as responsible parenting.
It has been a good year in very many respects and it was not a bad decision to move here. However, the odds have really stacked against us for staying in the country. In any event, at least we tried, and that is better than never trying, and not knowing. I’m viewing it as having been a working holiday of sorts.
I’m feeling (hopefully rightly) that this is the beginning of new and exciting adventures. We’ve found a good house, and very importantly, a fabulous school for the boy. I’m so excited for him!! My work situation is looking promising (touch wood!) and it may even involve having time to be able to design, which I am quietly excited about.
I’m not much looking forward to this bit though:
I’ll be back later in the week with news of the winner of the draw for the Circus Tonic Handmade Silvereye colourway.
I may even have some knitting to share with you for a change!