Adventures On My Bike – Day 12/28
Today’s recipe: Go with the flow.
The thing I miss the most about Aussie is water. I love water. The feel of it – salty and even the chlorine’ey, the wild and the lap swimming. It’s the only reason I want to get my (car) license sorted here … to get my kids to water!
So today I did something totally out of character. I bought an outdoor plastic paddling pool. Oh the squeals! And more squeals. I even *cough* bought them water guns. Shite! I know – me. Guns and plastic. In 14 years of having kids these are the first gun type toys I’ve ever bought. But then all four of them played, played for hours, together. Behind bins, hiding and soaking, in the pool, laughing … squealing with delight. And then I thought – feck it, good old fashioned fun – across the ages and not a screen. And p.s. that hose is hosing the aphids out of the Apple tree, of course I layer everything ;).
I did an audit of my little boys room today … this is it. I played with the books, popped the exploring, travel and atlas books up with their binoculars and walkie talkies (we’re adventuring soon). Other than a big box of Lego this is it. The A to Z Animal Alphabet it the divine work of a friend (and it’s Jimmy’s learn the alphabet art). I love #knowthefarmer just as much #knowtheartist.
The only excess I moved out of the boys room was a pile of party treat excesses. So friends after selling up to live a life free of stuff with consideration for ‘excess consumption’ and it’s environmental effects I think we’re traveling ok. Buying a plastic pool … I’m taking a big breath and saying it’s ok. I say no to all the excess. plastic crap throughout the entire year until saying ‘yes’ matters. And since becoming settled without much outdoor space I’m conscious of creating play spaces. And if I’m missing water, those kids of mine must be needing it …
No recipe today because sausages in bread (you’ve already got that one right)!? I try to do grass fed, local style. Plus a Caprese salad and you already know I how I make a caprese – I dress with a bit of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
I nearly, nearly didn’t write today but I know that 28 days is significant. Any beautiful plant need water, sun and time. A bit like waking a camino … you can’t get to the end without doing the walk. So yes I’m still walking and I’m still writing.
2 thoughts on “Water!”
Now you just need some sand for sand castles and you’re done. I remember our above ground plastic lined pool at the farm. It was pure excitement when summer finally came around and we could put it up again. We’d play for hours in that body of water … dam water though, dark brown, muddy water but it was the best. No toy guns for us though. Just good old fashioned bombs away and sprinkler action.
I’ll think of you today as we feel the sand in our toes. It’s going to be a glorious sunny 22 degrees today.
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Fun times! Am sure you would have needed that water in the heat … pure excitement is still living here. Court-yarding with a tiny paddle pool. Oooh dam water such a farm kid thing! I’m a need to see my feet and the bottom ocean kid! Even with the threat of sharks. But now we’re talking dams it reminds me of yabbying!!! I bet you have a tale or 50 about that. F xxx