06 June, 2011

A long time between drinks ...

Hi folks

Well, it's been a long time since I last posted - life has taken some twists and turns that we hadn't planned on, and that have taken quite a while to accept and get used to.

In December 2010 we had to sell and move from our beautiful old country house on 5 semi-bush acres and move to a township block further north.  We were very sad to leave our secluded property but, as we are still in a country town, all is not lost.  Fortunately the township has proved to be reasonably quiet and friendly, too

Another enormous change has been that our homeschooling journey has come to an end (at least for the time being) - the stresses and uncertainties of the lat 18-24 months have played havoc with my health as well as the overall well-being of the whole family, so the very difficult decision was made to put our boys into school.  I am praying that by the end of the year various factors will have improved which may enable one or all of the boys to return to homeschooling.

In the meantime I have been filling some of the empty hours through the day with my new hobby, which is patchwork quilting, and am hoping to be able to make items to sell as an aid to our poor financial position (excuse the pun!).

All we can do is focus on the positives in order to move forward, and hope that these new directions lead us to a better place in life.