Friday, 15 July 2011

The week that was...

And here we are at the end of a school holiday week.

A week in which I have alternately pulled my hair out and cuddled my three children.

A week where I have revelled for a handful of sleep ins.

A week where my twitter and blogging friends assured me that Olivia will, one day, ride her bike without training wheels. One day. Maybe.

A week where I have cleared up less shit than usual.

A week my my gorgeous lovely husband bought me an iPad.

A week where I smooched a lot with my son, who is the most affectionate of souls whose dry sense of humour just cracks me up.

A week where I have seen all my children paint and paint and paint and love it.

A week that I have been blessed with the company of good friends and wonderful babysitters.

A week where my youngest has has started to read. All by herself. Magical.

A week where the weather has improved, and whilst it has been cold, it's been gloriously sunny and I have walked some steep hills.

A week where I have tried out a new stationary spin cycle and quite liked it.

A week where I have had a respite from yoga, and have been relieved.

A week where I have felt a peace settle upon me for the first time in months.

I am grateful for it all.

I am grateful for my world. It's a nice place to live and be. I am very lucky. I am grateful that this week I have had the time and sense to appreciate all that I am surrounded by.

As always, I am linking up with my blogging friend Maxabella

Tell me, what are you grateful for this week?


  1. Wowza! Surely that was no ordinary week? It was an UBER week and a half and it just sounds fab. x

  2. Your list just made my heart open up a little wider - so happy to read a blog post like this from you. Feels like the fabulous parts of life are getting to the top of the circle again. xx

  3. Glad you have had a good week. Sounded lovely. We've had our easiest and most relaxing/slack school/preschool hols ever. Go the iPad, am using one right now. Excellent bedtime companion!

  4. What a very busy, full on and WONDERFUL week!! Reading and painting and sleeping in, so many delights!

  5. What a week! I was gonna tell you about mine, but you just 1UP'd me in every way.


  6. Don't you love school holidays! We've back to school nex week. Gearing myself up for a BIG term with me working and kids with ballet and swimming and kinder and reading and stuff!! I love the relative peace of the school holidays. Blissful.

  7. Excellent! What an excellent week my darling. xx

  8. What an amazing week you've had. Here's to next week being just as wonderful

  9. Your week sounds full and beautiful. Congrats on your new baby (the iPad)! And my little one started reading this week too, wow! I never realised it would be just SO amazing and exciting :) xx Lovely to read you have found yourself at peace too. Hugs to you.

  10. It cheers me just to read of your amazingly lovely week and I love that is pretty wonderful!

  11. wow that sounds like a lovely week. I like the bit about the peace settling upon you - i hope it lasts. x

  12. Somewhere this afternoon, I calculated that there were forty hours and fifty six minutes left of the school holidays. Not that I was counting or nuffin'. But then a small miracle happened and all three kids hit some weirdy state of zen, so I've come over all antsy about that Monday morning back-to-school, out-the-door chaos...

  13. Definitely grateful to hear you are feeling peaceful, dear Lucy.
    (I was at least 8 when I learned to ride a bike)xx

  14. What a fab week. And just a tad envious about the ipad! ;)

  15. Sounds like a fabulous week...I just love not having to rush out of bed in the school holidays and managed to fit in a couple of PJ days!

  16. What a great week! Must admit it was the spin one that leaped out at me (am missing my spin classes so desperately!) Glad you enjoyed it!!
    have a great weekend

  17. Hey Lucy.....lovely...may all our days be 'greatful'...and may we always get a reason to smile even for the smallest of the painting by ur kids:)

  18. What a wonderful list of things.
    I am so happy I came to visit your blog!

  19. Darling girl, you know how happy I am for you for all those things. They all help you know? Hugs and love xx


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