Friday's thoughts

After six months blogging, school term ending, and the end of the tax year just a few days away, I've been finding myself contemplating what it is I'm doing quite a lot recently.  Why am I blogging?  What is it about it that I enjoy so much?

I think in a lot of ways, my blog is the equivalent of my daughter's 'show and tell' at school.  It's so nice to have found friends all over the World, who share some of my interests - crafting, thrifting, travel, familly..... oh and all the other new interests I'm discovering through other's blogs!! 

I'm lucky enough to be a stay at home mum, and this is the first year when both my beautiful daughters are at school 5 days a week.  So now that I'm no longer spending my days caring for my children, I can get back to 'work'!?? - the kind that earns money that is!  That's where this blog began.

To my mind, I live in paradise, and every day I get to appreciate that fact.  I grew up in the North of England, and now live in tropical North Queensland.  I constantly marvel at the fact that we have a pool in our backyard,

 we have our very own palm tree

we have daytrips out snorkelling with the kids on The Great Barrier Reef:

and the fresh fruit that grows in backyards up here is just fabulous!

So that I can continue to appreciate all of this, all the time, I am working hard to "Create my way to Success" and find a way of working from home to earn money.  I don't want to go back out to work for someone else - I want to be working for me, and my family, on our terms.  In the future I'd like to think that I'll find a way for my husband to join me at home - so we can work together and really enjoy every moment of our lives to the full.  I just need to somehow focus my creative mind to figure out how!!  And how does my blog fit into all this?  Well, the Blogging World provides me with endless inspiration, motivation and friendship as I follow my dream. (and also an outlet for all those creative ideas that have nothing at all to do with making money - I just want to do them!!)

Everyone has different dreams, different favourite places and things, but these are mine.

When I was a teenager, I had penfriends all over the world, and wrote and received endless snail mail letters each week.  Blogging is, in a way, a modern version of this - so I suppose in a sense I've always done it!

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to read it. Leave me a comment and I'll visit you back! 

Have a great weekend!



  1. I feel the same way as you in so many of the things you just talked about. What a great post. You are so lucky to live where you do! Thanks for posting on Favorite Things Friday!

  2. Great posts! You are truly blessed to be living where you are... and that fresh fruit... HEAVEN! I am following back. Wink wink! Jenn

  3. I enjoyed this post - thank you for sharing! I'm stopping by from Follow Friday - and I'm so glad I found you!

    I've been doing a weekly post on Simple Pleasures and some of your thoughts reminded me of some of the Simple Pleasures I've been enjoying lately. I'm now following so I can keep up with your adventures!


  4. I hope you find a way to achieve all your dreams - looks like some of them have already come true. I am a new follower from New Friend Fridays!

  5. New follower from NFF. Would love for you to swing by and check my blog out too. Look forward to hearing from you Jill!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  6. I have always wanted to go to Australia one day, it seems beautiful!

    I'm a new follower :)


  7. It sounds gorgeous where you live! How is the weather?

    I want to move there!

    I would love to work from home too, but when the kids go off to school , I"ll see what I'll be doing. Good luck in your creative search.

    Thanks for visiting with me. I'm your new follower!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  8. I agree, having a blog is just like having penfriends. BTW I am in the North of England.x

  9. Hi again, we are in Middlesbrough, but often up in newcastle and Durham, as my son is studying at uni there. In fact last night I was at a scrapping crop in Durham, small world eh lol My sister lives over in OZ in Victoria.x

  10. I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follow.Please stop by and return the favor.


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