Monday, April 16, 2018

Here & Now


It's time for our April Here & Now post as part of the monthly link-up hosted by Sarah of Say! Little Hen. You can find all of this month's participants and their links in the April Here & Now to explore what's happening in everyone's Here & Now - please join us if you wish!  I am currently:

Loving // The arrival of autumn colours. Except for when I'm raking, although the dogs do love leaf piles and do their best to make that fun as well. Not more efficient for sure, but more enjoyable.  We've also been doing our best to spend time enjoying our dog-friendly trails and beaches pre-move. Dog time is good for the soul.

Eating // Comfort food, and I'm not ashamed to admit it!

Drinking //  Coffee, wine, and all things fine.

Feeling // Tired. A true Here & Now post would probably have cleaning and packing photos, but that's not much fun. Fall flowers, bees, and butterflies are much more appealing.

Making // Little these days as most of my craft supplies and tools have been packed up for open homes and moving preparations.  I am loving my pretty new garden markers (details here and here) and will also soon be making a doggone delicious barkday cake for our senior dog Oli who turns 12 this week. Love that sweet old boy so much!

Thinking // Where does the time go? How is it already mid autumn? Moving time? How has it already been another year since Oli's last birthday? How lucky we are to celebrate yet another milestone together.

Dreaming // Of calm, quiet, relaxation. Soon! But not just yet...

Since we last caught up in the March Here & Now, life has been busy!  Our house is for sale and we're prepping to move to our newly built home mid-year if all goes to plan, so it will be a chaotic, busy, exciting, frustrating next few months for us no doubt.  I may be a little slow to get to your Here & Now posts this month, but am looking forward to catching up on all your Here & Now happenings sometime later this week over a nice cup of coffee when I can make the time to relax a little. See you soon!

Curious to see more?  Let's stay in touch! You can follow along here at Green in Real Life (links on the sidebar) for my urban garden adventures with a sprinkle of everyday greener living, drop by Creativity Unmasked for my creative and crafty side, or head to the dogs at Dalmatian DIY for homemade treats, toys, and other pet posts.  


12 comments:

  1. Those Autumn colours are stunnning! Hope all goes well with your house sale and move to your new home. An exciting and busy time! Happy birthday to your Oli from our senior Sir Steve dog. Meg:)

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    1. Thanks to Sir Steve for the birthday wishes - Oli sends virtual sniffs his way. :) We are (unfortunately) rather used to moving, but juggling two dogs and a cat definitely ups the workload. It will all be well. Just hectic days of late.

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  2. Good luck with all the moving palaver. We moved interstate in November and it was pretty hectic with two kids underfoot. Sending you calming, organisational thoughts!
    Cheers,
    Laura

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I can only image how much more difficult it would be with kids in the juggling mix as well. Thanks for the good thoughts. :)

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  3. Beautiful colors. I always think that time goes sooo fast.. :)
    It is so nice to read your Here&now :)

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    1. Thanks! :) Autumn colours are always so lovely. Nature's way of making up for the darkening days.

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful colours in your blog post Laura! Your photos are just gorgeous.
    Moving house is such a tedious process! I hope everything goes smoothly for you x

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    1. Thanks! :) It will all be well with the move (yet another move of many). I'm just feeling the pressure of the rather hectic days of late.

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  5. Moving can be hard work, but a wonderful adventure when you settle at the other end. And your own house, built for you, that's very exciting. I looked back through your posts to find out where you are.....New Zealand I see. You must have a similar climate to me, I have the same russetty marigolds and gazanias, and other plants recovering from a very hot summer. Happy birthday to Olixx
    ps thanks for visiting my blog and your good wishes for us following the big dog attack.

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    1. I know! It will be a big change from our current home (beautiful old villa) but new is exciting as well. Our region is rather temeperate by NZ standards, and we had a lovely long sunny summer this year. Great growing weather but very dry, especially by NZ standard.

      I will keep you and Mirrhi in my thoughts as she heals physically and you both mend in spirit from the scare.

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  6. Those colours and busy bees and butterfly's are just gorgeous. Happy barkday to the ol' boy too x

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    1. He had a fabulous time - lots of love and special treats. :)

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