Remember When life was so much easier

Life has been so busy with raising children, running a business,working fulltime you sometimes forget the simple things in life. Remember how things were when you were younger. Today there is so many chemicals and additives added into our everyday items. This year our family is trying to llive a more natural life. This blog will contain recipes, gardening tips, links to other blogs who share the same passion as I do.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Someone I Love...........................

Some of the people who know me personal know that disabilities have played a very big part in my life for the last 26 years.  I would not change it in anyway.  I love all my children.  They are my world.  They have achieved so much in their lives and they have my unconditional love. 

I also work in the field and would not have it any other way.  I can't take credit for the poem below.  I wish I could.  I wish I also knew who wrote it, but it somes it up on how I feel and how any other parent feels when they have a child that has dealt with challenges and disabilities in their life.

Someone I love
Author unknown
Someone I love relies on me in ways you will never understand.
Someone I love endures the pain and challenges that break my heart and renew my spirit at the same time.
Someone I love is unable to advocate for themselves for things that most of us take for granted.
Someone I love will never have the opportunities that every child should have.
Someone I love will need unconditional love and support after I'm gone - this frightens me to the core.
Someone I love encounters pity, stereotyping responses and prejudices at every turn because they look, act and/or learn differently from others.
Someone I love has needs that require me to allow outsiders to have power and input in areas that should be mine alone to meet.
Someone I love will continue to look to me for everything in life long after other children are able to assume a place as part of the world.
Someone I love has needs that require more time and energy than I have to give.
Someone I love has needs that have become the driving force behind major decisions my family makes.
Someone I love has changed me in ways I will never be able to describe.
Someone I love has taught me about love and the really important things in life...

My beautiful amazing children

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Winter Solstice

Last night we were part of the Winter Solstice Celebrations at Northey Street City Farm.  Even though it was a couple days late it was an amazing night.  So why do we celcebrate the Solstice?  Winter Solstice is celebrated on the shortest day of the year which then means it is the longest night of the year.  For the solstice it is now the turning point.  The days get longer and the nights get shorter until the Summer Solstice.  From the dark womb of the night, the light is born.

If you have never been to Northey Street City Farm you are definitely missing out on an amazing community space.  Even though I live at Redcliffe I love heading to the Farm.  It transform you to another place. 

It is a Urban Permaculture Community Farm which promotes and practices substainablity in our environment.  A place that is stress free and open to the community to enjoy.  I love visiting.  To think on the other side of the gardens is a busy bustling major city.  By the way the place is run by some amazing people.

You can stroll through the amazing gardens or you can join one of the many tours.  They also have loads of different workshops running through out the year.

Last night hundreds and hundreds of people gathered in the celebrations with great entertainment, fantastic food and live bands playing.  It was a cool night but my pixie coat I made certainly kept me warm.

Stilt Walkers

Fire Twirlers


And definitely some fantastic music.

If you are ever in the area of Windsor do stop in and pay a visit to the farm.  Or click on the Link here to their Facebook Page or their web page.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend people.  Today some gardening.

Sue x

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Review of the bucket list

Over a year ago I made up a list of things I wanted to do in my life sometime.  Yes the Bucket List.  A couple of things I have done but now looking back at the list there is a few things I won't do.  Now it is time to update.  I think everyone should have a list of things they want to achieve.  At work they call them GOALS.  Yes how the girls at work hate that word.  GOALS, GOALS, GOALS.  But really it is not that scarey.  I wonder if the management above who develop all this wonderful paperwork I do all day would change that one simple page on the 35 page document to BUCKET LIST or WISHES AND DREAMS.   Any way below is my bucket list with reviews.

  1. Ride in a hot air balloon Have problems when flying in a plane with heights so need to change this one to Write a book
  2. Go para-sailing 
  3. Visit King Island  Came so close at christmas.  Next time I will hire a 4WD and I will be on that island.
  4. Go to Ireland and find my family history
  5. Buy my own little block of paradise. (A couple of acres.) Trying to make this happen this year.
  6. Be as self-sufficient as we can be.  Started but need some land.  See above.
  7. Be at my grandchildren's weddings.  The twins are 7 this year.
  8. Learn how to make cheese.  Have the kit
  9. Learn how to crochet. I have tried and tried.  Learn to paint
  10. Run naked through a forest. One day.
  11. Eat at the most expensive restruant  Travel around Australia
  12. Own a Louis Vuitton Handbag Will leave this one on there.  Even though I don't buy that many handbags anymore I will one day own a LV
  13. Play in snow   Next winter
  14. Go on a cruise Cruising out on the 11.08.2012.  Not long now.
  15. Holiday in Canada  Run workshops.  I use to do this for children but would love to go back to it.
  16. Travel the Kuranda Train.  This one is really personal.  This was one wish my eldest sister wanted to do before cancer took her.  This is happening this year.
  17. Sell one of my one of a kind coats.

Anyway update is completed.  I will revisit again in a years time.  Do you have a list of thing you want to do?

Have a great long weekend everyone.!

Sue   XX