A few weeks of happiness – #20 – 22

A week of happiness, Journey true north

Well, it’s the end of a holiday Monday, and the softness of autumn is well in the air. Thanks to many things for a very nice few weeks. We are very grateful.

Thanks especially to a two part holiday. Camping in the trees:

plants

Time at the beach:

seaweed

And lots of time, to play:

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How was your week?

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

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Finding True North: a festival for the likeminded

Journey true north, Mindfulness

We are off on a break, sans digital devices and surrounded by trees. I can’t wait. At the same time, this weekend, a happy group of likeminded people are heading to Cockatoo Island in Sydney to enjoy a whole lot of yoga, meditation, music and mindful living at the Wanderlust Festival.

While this is new to me, it sounds like just my kind of event. It even reminds you to Find True North!

The good news is, Wanderlust festivals are held all over the world. So, if it’s your kind of event too, take a look see. And enjoy your week.

Wanderlust

[n] a strong or irresistible desire to
Travel • Practice Yoga • Listen to Music
Eat Well • Be Green • Appreciate Art
and create a community around mindful living

FIND YOUR TRUE NORTH IN 2015

Image borrowed from the Festival. Thank you – have a great event!

A week of happiness #19

A week of happiness, Journey true north

Sometimes life shines in extreme colour.

Sometimes it seems that the sights, smells and sensations of life blaze with intensity. For no real reason, in this happy space, the colours of life have shone brightly this week.

They looked a little like this:

Play 2 Collage

This:Play Collage

And this: Sleep

What colours shone through your week?

 

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

A week of happiness #18

A week of happiness, Journey true north

This week I am grateful for many things. Here are just a few.

Nature, with all its delicate moments:

spideweb

For things, both simple, and functional:

Bench

And for golden hour – with the return of stunning sunshine:

Sunset 4

What were the joys for you this week?

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

A week of happiness #16

A week of happiness, Journey true north

It’s a holiday Monday in Australia, which is worthy of thanks in itself.*

Thanks also to a burst of garden sunshine, followed by a burst of cool, cool beach rain:

Collage Jan 26

And to a whole lot of colourful, creative adventures that helped fill up our summertime days:

Jan Collage 3

To holidaying Australians, and those the world over, I hope you’ve also enjoyed a happy week.

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

*And a slightly late weekly post while we enjoyed a technology-free break.

Weeks of happiness – #12 and #13

A week of happiness, Journey true north

As the year started anew, we had time to bask in some simple moments of happiness – family, travel and a lovely cold swimming pool or two. Here are some of our small highlights.

New toys to bounce on.

Bouncer

Stunning gardens to explore.

Garden 1    Lily pads  Garden2

And the peacefulness of nature, in our hot summery land.

River

I hope your change of year has been one with simple pleasures to savour. And the year to come offers much to enjoy.

Happy, happy 2015.

Thanks to A New Life Wandering for this delightful idea.

A small award at Christmas

Journey true north, Parenting

It’s nice to have a Christmas treat. And in addition to the lovely day all round that we enjoyed in our summery climes yesterday, there was a little extra in my stocking. My blog ‘Life in the Midlife Teens‘ received an Honourable Mention over at The Green Study as part of the ‘What’s on the B side of that 45?’ competition. It’s small musing on the morning battle between mind and body as a more mature parent. Take a look if you have a moment, and enjoy some of Michelle’s cleverly funny posts at the same time. It’s a nice way to enjoy that post-Christmas recovery.