Life this week
I’ve been a bit off the air in recent days, trying to get my head around what’s happening in the world and I haven’t wanted to join the conversation.
I have nothing to say that hasn’t already been said except – stay safe.
It’s time for #Lifethisweek with Denyse and the optional prompt is My Neighbourhood. I’m sharing with you my temporary neighbourhood.
A new baby in the family and the neighbourhood
The Mathematician and I have been away from home for about 3 weeks now. We are up north staying in Scarborough (Queensland), as our youngest daughter has recently given birth to her first baby.
We have been on hand, but not 24/7, to offer support, love and practical help, as we have done with both our other daughters. After baby Patrick arrived, we moved to a ‘villa’ in a holiday village just metres from the beach and about a 20 minute drive away from the new little family – close but not too close! We’ve visited them every day and enjoyed helping out in many little ways.
Our temporary neighbourhood
It’s been perfect as we’ve been able to ride our bikes every day, walk to the beach, watch the sunsets, eat seafood and watch the world go by from our little deck in our temporary neighbourhood.
It is about the exact opposite to where we normally live in Tumbarumba, with views of snowy mountains, heavily forested areas and sparsely populated small towns.
This has been a great neighbourhood to visit for a few weeks and we’ve enjoyed it immensely. We’ve had visitors – my mother, my daughter, son-in-law and new grandson, my sister-in-law and also my blogging friend Sue.
We’ve been active every day but also had downtime to just stop, read books and try to make sense of the current world.
Here are some of my favourite photos from our time away, I hope you enjoy them 🙂
Are you ok?
How are you coping at the moment? It’s all a bit scary isn’t it?
I honestly think I’m worried because I’ve read so many apocalyptic books over the years and have an overactive imagination – a case of reading being bad for your health. I can’t seem to make sense of it all and I’ve become a bit addicted to washing my hands, if I’m being honest. Coming on the back of the dreadful bushfires just a month or so ago, it’s hitting many of us very hard.
I feel for my children and grandchildren, especially the new babies. I also can’t help but worry about my mother and mother-in-law, who both live alone. We are in touch with them daily and am monitoring things as best we can.
Feel free to start a conversation with me if you feel the need to get things of your chest – my world is a therapeutic and supportive world.
We are heading home in a day or so having been away now for nearly 3 weeks and I must admit I’m looking forward to getting home and holing up for a while.
Stay safe out there!
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