Tuesday, July 10, 2012
What? No square-shaped, retro-filtered photos from Instagram?
Oh, I have a stack of those from the last few days... but yesterday, I picked up my lovely proper camera and got my snap on. The poor thing has been more than neglected. I think May was the last time I held it in my hands. Anyhow, it felt good and I've resolved to get the camera out more often. I've been considering one of those 365 day challenges for a while now, but we'll see.
With the temperatures soaring in this neck of the woods, the Faery and Miss Pie were just hanging out in their knickers and nappies. One of my favourite things about summer and kids is the lack of clothing needed when it's super hot - just creamy soft skin on show.
That last photo is a blurry action shot but it kind of shows a bit of our new digs. And before anyone points it out, why yes, we do own an awful lot of IKEA furniture. It's what happens when you move overseas and realise it's far cheaper to buy from scratch than to ship everything over.
Excuses aside, I happen to like IKEA a lot. I get more than a little bored by people turning their noses up at IKEA. Whatever. I'd rather spend the little pennies I have on affordable furniture, than pay three times the amount for something just because it's been put together already. And as much as I love the charm and character of second-hand furniture, I've never been good at sourcing it.
Good thing this isn't a lifestyle/design/DIY blog then, isn't it? (and on a side note, after reorganising our entire living arrangements these last few weeks, and attempting some semblance of aesthetic peace with the new apartment to make it feel like 'home', I have no idea how bloggers manage to regularly write about and document that kind of thing if that's their schtick - especially the ones with kids.)
I'm not even sure what category my own blog really falls into. It's something I've been thinking about lately because even though I do mention my kids a fair bit, I don't really consider it a 'mummy blog'. Nor one that flexes my serious writing muscle, despite my occasional attempts at it. Sometimes I feel like writing; other times it's all about the photos. I'm okay with that, though. I started this little project to document a bit of my life overseas - something I might look back on one day, or my girls may want to dig into when they're older. For those reasons, I'm just going to keep going the way I am.
In the mean time, did you see the state of our carpet? My money says it won't last long...