A Village Life

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Back to School

After a month's holiday in California visiting family and friends we hopped off a long flight and got straight back into the normal home life here in New Zealand. Today that meant packing a lunch and a backpack and heading off to preschool. I put the baby in the stroller, the dog on his leash and the backpack on the 3 year old and off we walked to school. After the heat and sun of the California summer and lazy days relaxing by the pool, the cold brisk morning here in Leigh was refreshing and invigorating. The baby crying, the dog pulling us all over the road and the 3 year old with her arm around my leg the whole way I thought, "wow, isn't this fun being back home?". My husband wanted sympathy when he told me in the middle of the night last night that he had been awake for 2 hours rescuing Rita from scary dinosaurs and listening to the teething baby cry. That's what I've been doing for the past 2 weeks in California on my own with the children! Welcome back to the real world darling, a houseful of loud irrational children and a wife who needs a holiday after her holiday! But I must say I am so excited to get stuck back into it: signing up for French classes and yoga sessions, deciding what project to start on next in the house and finishing off my much needed crocheted afgan! It's a brand new day.


  1. Yah, Meg. The header photo looks beautiful. Can't believe that is your daily view. Breathtaking. Keep us posted on the crocheting.

  2. Isn't it funny how these days we need vacations after our vacations?

  3. So excited about your blog, Meg! Photo looks gorgeous and I love that we'll get proper updates from you all the time now :)

  4. yeah meg......this is great!!!!
    and i love the image of you guys walking down the road to preschool!!! so cute.