Some last minute crafting and we were on our way....to sunshine and seaside.
(Lismore winter solstice lantern festival)
Ten days of friends, warmth, inspiration, exploring, delicious food, like minded souls, sand and seashells, answered questions, knitting, journeying and take home treasures.
We returned home exhausted (you know that good kind of exhausted, satisfied exhausted), to storm clouds, rain, near freezing temperatures, familiarity, fresh winter colds and our own beds.
As soon as we walked in the door Miss Z was off finger knitting and asking if she could "please knit with needles now",bless her heart, which was closely followed by some bonding with the chooks and the dog and her room and her dolls and her books...gives a mama plenty of space to put the kettle on and unpack.
This journey was vital on so many levels and has left me with fresh eyes, insight, replenished creative energy, gratitude and resolve to follow where my heart leads....
...oh,and um... a few finished projects.
Thankyou notes have been written and posted, woollies have been reapplied and winter stews grace our table once more as we settle into a fresh rhythm at home.