Saturday, December 11, 2010

this saturday i'm grateful for... the country air

Saturdays are the days where our household comes to a grinding halt. (Except sleeping and eating, perhaps). And because it's our day of rest, there's time to reflect on the six past days and remember all the things I'm grateful for...
  1. The country air. Even if we're camping on mattresses and living out of an esky in an empty cottage, it was so nice to be staying in one of our investment properties for five days. It's away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so quiet at night, and you can even see the stars.
  2. Something different. Okay, so we worked hard for those days. But polishing floors, painting,  arranging an open house, calling references and choosing tenants is certainly a nice change from The Usual. We also enjoyed buying lunch from the local bakery (which is YUM) and eating our goodies out in the gorgeous garden (yes, the above picture is the very garden).
  3. Friends who have returned to Australia. On our return from The Country Air, we've spent some time with old friends who we worked with in Papua New Guinea. While we all returned to Australia four years ago, they stopped for just a short while and then continued onto another adventure - to Mongolia. And after three more years, they're home. We just wished they had a job in Melbourne, and not in Sydney. Because we love their company.
Happy Grateful Day.

This Saturday I'm Grateful For... is inspired by Maxabella Loves... Join in. Maxabella would want me to invite you. It's good for the soul to be grateful.


  1. We'll be "camping" ourselves next week at a friends house. I was sort of dreading it till I read this. Thank you. Have a great weekend and please feel free to pop over for a visit to my Casa de Chaos

  2. It sounds like you had a very fulfilling weekend.
    The satisfaction that you would have had on closing the door and returning home would have been a wonderful way to end your time away.

    Enjoy the coming weekend,

    Felicity x

  3. I was born in PNG, Kymmie. My folks were over there working, just as you seem to have done, and my older sis and I were both born there.

    There is nothing like fresh, country air. Breathe it all in while you can!!! x

  4. Your picture looks so idyllic. The temptation to just walk where the path takes me and enjoy that lovely garden...if that is where you have been it must be a georgeous place!

  5. Gorgeous photo! love your grateful list and the photos of you and your boys are beautiful x

  6. Thank you for your lovely comments.

    Fiona, I'm jealous already.

    Sarah, enjoy the space and the new four walls...

    Fliss, it was wonderful!

    Maxbella, I've sent you an email will more questions!

    Carol, oh yes that path is the side of our cottage. Hubby did the brickwork. (Isn't he clever?) It IS a gorgeous place.

    Bigwords... ah shucks!

  7. The photo is fabulous, I can SEE the fresh air:) Jen

  8. Lucky person with a country house! Even though you're about to let it... but still! Sounds like a really energetic and fulfilling weekend you've had.

  9. Yay - another blogger grateful for friends - you're all making me feel all sentimental for my terrific friends...must blog about them one day soon.
    And nothing beats country air - except maybe sea air?? Will tell you after the holidays :-)


Thank you for your thoughtful and positive words and taking the time to comment. Love Kymmie. xx