Sunday, August 07, 2011

Been awhile ....

It's been awhile ... life is busy to overflowing. I long for a day when I stand still, put my hands on my hips and think aloud, "what CAN I do now?".

So here is a quick recap of the past few weeks in the Hancock Household:

Hugh went on school camp and had a great time. We all missed him and had a wonderful home coming when my tired but happy boy returned.

On the same day as his return, Katie received the 'student of the week' award for writing such a great story. She was so tickled, "I am a star Mum!".

Hugh could not wait to get home to his boy .... Achilles had missed him too. Hugh's bed was not so inviting without him in it! LOL!

I decided it was time to claim some territory of my own! I needed some space. So the 'spare room/junk room' was cleaned up and "walah!" I have a new study! I am very happay with a great view, aromatherapy and my music in the dock. However, it did not take long for me to have a few too many visitors ... everyone wanted some of my special space!

In setting up my study, I got out all my old fave books as a child. ie. Enid Blyton. Someone just fingered and stroked them so much. They are a little beyond her six years just yet, but I had to go to the library to find her a copy - if only to preserve my ancient ones! I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to walk past MY study one weekend morning and saw this out of the corner of my eye!

One trip to the shops with her father, saw Katie return with these! "Disco ball" shoes Mum! I am telling you, she is Imelda Marcos all over! I will be honest ... the future scares me! LOL!

Hugh is starting to find a good balance with his computer and 'other' activity balance. Last weekend he decided to do this constructions and paint job! It turned out great!


kym said...

It must have been a while since your kids are looking so grown up. Hugh looks like such a young man already and Katie is just a star!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sue said...

Hey Helen,

It's good to catch up on what's happening in your part of the world!

I love your new study, it looks so calm and tranquil and it's reminded me that I really must spend a bit of time clearing some of the clutter from my creative space!!!

Hope life isn't too crazy busy and that you're finding time to relax a bit too. Take care you yourself & the family too.


Leiko said...

Can I have a bit of your study as well? :P Looks so cozy! So nice to hear how things are going in your part of the world, friend. xo

MariaT said...

Oh I love Katie's shoes! Nice to catch up with you :)

Lulutoo said...

I love your new study! It's just perfect in every way! Wonderful pics and stories as always. Busy is good. :)

Soco said...

Oh Helen! I'm happy to have some news from you here! Love Katie's shoes! And I love your new studio too, it looks so cozy... Katie really enjoys it! :) Thanks for sharing my friend! Hugs!

Jacqueline said...

Been awhile since I visited too - love reading your stories accompanied by photos - Katie so proud & cute, Hugh intent, concentrating on his project.

Enjoy your new study - We have an 'office' which is jammed with paper scrapping stuff, unmarked DVD's and photos that desperately need sorting.
Maybe I'll start on the photos - tomorrow.......
lotsa hugs

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