Thursday, October 27, 2011


Welcome to my little patch of the blogosphere. I'd love you to have a cup of tea with me as I introduce myself a little.

Well, I'm a Mum to four delightful children and wife to one very amazing man. Some of my favourite pastimes are sewing, embroidering, creating with paper, reading good books, drinking fresh-brewed coffee or tea, exploring the world with my children, cuddling my baby and chatting with my friends.

There is constantly a piece of fabric, on which I am doing some embroidery or smocking, never far from my hand - I always carry my stitching bag with me, just in case. Although these days my arms are more-often-than-not delightfully full with my baby. If not then some other little hand is usually found nestled in mine. I treasure these years I have to hold these precious children close, so my stitching patiently waits for another day or a quiet moment after these little hands are all tucked away in their cosy beds at night.

My sewing table nearly always has a project on the go and my machine rarely has a day off. I'm having a lot of fun teaching my little girl how to use it in a creative way as well. We laugh and chat as we sew together creating memories for life.

I have a crazy obsession with paper and stationary and absolutely love words. Words which rhyme, words which sound silly, words which make me think, words which bring a tear to my eye, words which make us all laugh, words which are already written and words which are still floating around in my head. I did my university major in Linguistics (4 years of study) just to compound the delight I find in WORDS.

The Family
I'm married to an amazing man. He is the strength from which we all draw, the calm one when things get a bit crazy, the logical one when my mind is in a spin and the one who always has a hug when any of us need extra love and reassurance. He plays with the children, reads them stories and according to them, is the best tickle/wrestler ever.

We have the four most beautiful, gorgeous, delightful children ever! Well, maybe we are a little biased, but we are their parents and will always be their biggest fan-club. They are 15 months, 4, 6 and 9 at the moment. I'm sure you will get to know them more and more as we record our lives here.

We aim to live a fairly simple life - not necessarily quiet or boring though! Making the most of every experience and memory we create together as a family. We live in one the most beautiful places on the planet - Queensland, Australia. It is known for it's mild weather, sunshine and big, white, sandy beaches and we enjoy this to the full. Many an afternoon will find us having a picnic dinner by the water no matter whether it's summer, spring, autumn or winter.

Butterflies and Bicycles
This blog is a glimpse into our lives as we live, love and learn together as a family.  It is a way in which I can remind myself of the beauty, love and blessings around me every single day. I want it to help me remember moments, notice moments, look for moments and create moments. As I search for the joys in our lives, I find myself creating more opportunities for these moments to enter our days.
As we live our lives fully where we are and true to ourselves, it is my sincerest desire that you will find inspiration and encouragement as you share in our journey.

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