Since February I have:
Developed a new range of organic wares for little people called inklet. We have just come back from an awesome four-night trip to Adelaide for Bowerbird Bazaar where we launched 3 of the products. We also took a road trip through the Barossa and visited Maggie Beer's Farm Store and marvelled at the cute towns and shops and wineries.
Set up a new business for my wedding hair and makeup team called LadyDay. This involved building a new website with all new branding, tracking down a bunch of images from brides and photographers, shooting new stuff, printing business cards, postcards, poster-size images and holding a 2 day stall at a wedding boutique market called Portobello Bride. It was all worth it, this business building business pays off sometimes. Just not with money. Not yet!
Witnessed my children grow before my eyes - Mahlie started kinder this year and is 4 going on 14. Leon, who just turned 3 in March - being the late talker - has suddenly become a little chatterbox and is overwhelming me with how much he knows and thinks and observes.
I cannot believe it's May already and next month I will be another year older. In a few weeks I will have been a single mum for one year and time has just flown. Keeping busy with work has been a blessing and although I long for things to settle down, I know I have a stupidly busy year ahead and I am grateful to not have too much time on my hands. Methinks a big chunk of holiday time all at once this time next year would be best. Three or four self-indulgent weeks in New York I'm planning on.
Oh, and next week is moving day again. I'm heading back to the village. Back to my cluttery lovely stuff and interiors and my yard and my big kitchen and insanely large television (haven't watched T.V for 18 months!) and choice of dining out and coffee shops. Yessss and cheaper rent and shared bills and others cooking and a bit of free babysitting. That's what I'm talking about. Goodbye Footscray. It's been fun. Not. Really. Maybe a bit novel? Meh.