After weeks of complaining and feeling sorry for myself, I finally feel like I have settled into our new way of life. Ironically this settled feeling kicked in just as the coronavirus restrictions started to lift in Australia. If things continue to improve, I know I’m going to look back on this time and realise how insignificant it was in the grand scheme of things. I wish I could’ve been a little more positive and a little more productive throughout this uncertain time. That being said, there’s no time like the present and its great hindsight for the next pandemic…
As Jordan has been working from home for the past 7 weeks, we have had so much extra family time together. This time of year is usually quite busy for him and he’s away from home a fair bit. We had anticipated he would’ve been gone for most of May so it’s been a real blessing to have him home. Especially as Evie is growing and changing every day.
We have been walking to the beach a lot and a friend and I actually walked down one morning in time for the sunrise. The colours of the sky, water and surrounding bushland were so beautiful. (I’m obviously a little late to the sunrise-at-the-beach party, but I’m here now and I totally get it.)
In late April we celebrated St George’s Day. Jordan’s aunty sent us the decorations in lieu of a party we were contemplating for the occasion. Obviously a party with guests was out of the question, but we decided to proceed with the celebrations anyway!
According to Jordan, there is nothing more British than fish ‘n’ chips. So we ate that for dinner in front of A Touch of Frost and I made sticky toffee pudding for dessert. I’m not going to lie, it was pretty great. St George’s Day is definitely getting a permanent spot on our calendar.
As we’re home so much now I spend a lot of time looking out the window. You know, watching the neighbours, keeping an eye on the weather, just the usual things. I spotted this rainbow early one morning and had to capture it. It was there for a really short amount of time but was so vibrant contrasted against the grey sky.
I like capturing our street at different times of day, this was dusk after we’d come back from a walk. So pretty.
I’m currently obsessed with these banana pancakes, they are healthy, tasty and filling. Every day I wake up and tell myself I’ll have something else for breakfast, and every day it’s these pancakes. I definitely go through phases with food and right now this is my thing.
Wallace has been absolutely loving having us home all the time but he also enjoys the extra trips to the beach.
This past Sunday we celebrated my first Mother’s Day. Evelyn was actually due on Mother’s Day last year but she was a little overdue so I just missed out. It was such a lovely day, Jordan made me breakfast and lunch and spoiled me with lots of my favourite food. My brother Jacob and his partner Chloe sent me the flowers which were delivered in the morning. I felt very special and I totally understand the hype around Mother’s Day. I feel very blessed to be a mum.
My official present arrived a few days after Mother’s Day (due to delays with Australia Post.) How cool is this puzzle though? Jordan got it to commemorate my first lockdown Mother’s Day, I couldn’t think of a more fitting gift!
That evening we headed down to the beach to get some family snaps to commemorate the occasion and it was Evie’s first official time in the sand.
Our new way of life is very simple. Even though some days have felt harder than others, I know one day I will look back on these times with only the fondest of memories.