January beginnings

Sneaking out of bed before everyone else in our house this morning. The kids have been doing swimming lessons all week, and while they’ve come leap and bounds in skills and confidence, I’m most excited about the solid sleeps and little sleep ins every day!

As we roll into January, everything is happening in this little house of ours.

We ended 2018 with work beginning on replacing our ceilings, and we continue to slowly progress with that (and by we, I mean the husband, I am definitely not helping with the ceilings much).

While this has been happening we have also hosted a little birthday party for our big five year old, which meant putting all of this furniture back in place for the couple of hours that people were here, before moving and covering it all again to continue work! I’ll share more about the birthday party in another post.

The summer garden is starting to get exciting, with the last of our plums being picked last night.

And a slow but steady stream of cucumbers, zucchinis and tomatoes coming in.

I’ve also launched into tackling my reading goal of 52 books this year, reading:

  • Laura Tingle’s Quarterly Essay – Follow the Leader.
  • Helen Garner’s The Children’s Bach
  • and I’ve just started on Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens

All have been good reads so far, so I’m hoping I can continue a good run of great books this year!

In the spare moments when I’m not reading, I’ve started work on a crocheted cardigan for myself, mostly so that I have a portable project to take with me to swimming lessons. I’m attempting to use up all of my leftover yarn, so it could be a little Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat in the end.

It feels a little strange to be crocheting in this heat, but I’m enjoying the process of watching something new grow within my hands, and learning new stitches as I go.

I hope that whatever January may have in stall for you, there are good books and interesting projects along the way.

Abby x