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We are a hard working, family of eight. Swimming in the sea when we aren't busy on our small holding. Daddy dragon has to work away a lot, so this blog is to let him keep up with our adventures at home.

Thursday, 10 January 2013


sun set at beach

Sometimes we just need the space to think.

To work out what new information means and how best to address it.

Which is remarkably hard to find in our 24/7 digital society. 

Sometimes, I crave a little bit of downtime, but the number of distractions and to do lists tends to mean that the reality is juggling act. 

I was once told a change is as good as a solution. I guess I had better hope so. I had thought that by moving to a larger open space that my thoughts, habits, and general being would reflect that, and yet, I can't say it has. Work is ever present, and there is always something more to be done. It is not that I do not crave to be useful, it is just that sometimes, I think I need a little space to sort through the many thoughts whirling about my head. 

When I feel like this I tend to clean, like really clean, scrub the ceilings and the lot. Slowly, clean corner by clean corner, I begin to find peace of mind.

How do find or create your downtime? 


  1. I head to the kitchen and start creating,baking,batch cooking,preserving until we are snowed out with prepared food it helps to calm me when something is on my mind.

  2. I head for our bookshelves and find a book. I can then lose myself in that as long as the kids behave....