Monday, February 7, 2011

squiggly has landed and I have some news!

We are here, landed in Avonsleigh - safe - not too fragile and half unpacked!  The children started school one week ago now - the computer and phone connected just yesterday.  And I have one pocket of the house looking neat and home-like!

I am loving it - although it feels a bit foreign.  I think it's the bathroom and kitchen and mess that are foreign to me, (I'm a tad of a clean freak)!  Once the bathroom and kitchen are renovated - I am sure we will all be feeling more at home.  Mister J is happy to visit IKEA tomorrow and buy the start of the kitchen reno stuff.  That is very exciting!  One thing is for certain - I know we are meant to be here - and am very thankful for my prayers being answered.

The most exciting news apart from the sounds of birds (and my Master's S and J watching with the binoculars and field guide to birds books) is...... The start of school at what I will call The Blessed School.  All three of the children were feeling at home after the first day.  My Miss G was the most nervous - not surprising starting Grade 6.  By the time I picked them up - the children could not wait for the next day.  Today as I dropped them off - my Master J was walking to the office with his prep friend holding hands to deliver a notice to the office-lady!  I was so proud.  I didn't think he would be capable of doing that.  The school is very small and has beautiful gardens and such a caring staff.  Prep to Twelve is a total of 230 students.  It is my 'Blessed School' - I am blessed that my children can go here, children on the Autism Spectrum and those who are not are all treated the same - as an individual whole person in their own right.  How blessed.

Okay, so the exciting news.  Well, there are actually three tales to this news.  Firstly, I have successfully transferred to the University of Tasmania to complete the rest of my degree by distance education.  The goal is to become a kindergarten teacher.

Second highlight is my willow hearts will possibly be featured in Home Beautiful magazine.  A Mornington-Peninsula lady had purchased one from The Vintage Shed, and it is hanging on her mantle piece.  She told me her home will feature in the magazine and the willow heart will be part of the shoot.  More good news with my weaving - I was approached by the lovely Val at Cumquat Interiors in Malvern for some hearts.  Val is using them as part of her Valentines Day display in her exclusive store.  I am hoping to share some pictures with you soon.

Our night walks are gorgeous with the abundance of natural wonders.  The children are loving all the small experiences like floating a leave in the water run-off on the side of the roads.  Building a forte under the trees and taking pictures around our garden.

What are you blessed with today?


  1. It sounds like things have been going so well! I'm happy for you. :)
    And definitely a relief about the kids loving their new school. xo

  2. Hallo, Rachel, I am glad to hear that you start settling in your new house. I might have mentioned that I moved last October and the feeling of living in a 'happy' place is uncomparable.
    Today I am blessed with a day for myself in which I can rest, write and sew...isn't this a real blessing?

  3. Wow, sounds like amazing things are happening for you. So glad to hear the kids are enjoying their new school.
    It always takes time to unpack and settle into a new home, give yourself time you will get there

  4. Oh, Rachael. I am soooo sooo happy for you. I'm glad we can keep in touch via the virtual world.


  5. Blessed to read this happy wonderful post Rach. I'm so happy for you - your children all happy and together at school, a new house just waiting for you to do your thing, and your work being featured in Home Beautiful! Go girl!

  6. Ooh, Rachel, I whish you all the best with your degree! It will surely be great to integrate all your experience in teaching!
    love and have a great day in your pretty home!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...