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The Bubble

A two-part post, finished off in the morning because I got too distracted by champagne and oysters.

I’m in a holiday haze right now, so deep in the bubble that I don’t want to be out of it for too long. Even now, I’m typing intermittently while drinking champagne, eating oysters and playing scrabble with Joel and his parents – the kids tucked away for the night – which I realize doesn’t sound even slightly cool, but to me? Dream night. We heckle about whether poemy is a word, and groan in mock-disgust when someone justifies ‘ol’ as a legitimate word “because words with friends allows it!!!”

(Did I mention you should always take grandparents on holidays with you so you also get a holiday? Put it on your 2015 list.)

Some little holiday bubble bites.

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That’s my girl, being all weird. I love watching her weird.

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I’m so struck by how long her hair is now, something I’d never see if it weren’t for photography.

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It has rained for most of the time, a steady set-in rain, the kind I love the most. But we’ve had a few lighter hours where even though it was drizzling, we headed down to the beach and went for a swim anyway. It was lovely.

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Our house backs onto a river which is the location of some favourite holiday activities: fish feeding, stand up paddle boarding and nail painting.

 

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I love this little face.

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Joel being weird. In the kale, no less.

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Major highlight: another session with Nicole, remember Nicole? Our fortune teller? We drove through stunning, post-rain brighter-than-ever scenery to get to her.

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And after Joel and I both had our readings, this is how we felt.

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There’s a big end of year/new year post coming – perhaps one I enjoy writing the most each year. Where I’ve been, where I’m going, full of healthy doses of nostalia and sentimentality, but grounded in inspiration for fresh, blank pages to fill with more of the good stuff — stretching wings further, dreaming bigger dreams, running towards them faster than I have before.

It’s going to be a big, full, exciting year. Nicole says so. I’ve got big plans. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you get your mind anchored and your feet running. But two days left of this, because before we rise, first we rest.

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See you back here soon. Rest, friends. Before we rise, first we rest.

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