Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


I've had 3 full days by myself (husband and eldest in Melbourne; middle hanging out with mates and youngest doing a theatre programme) and have rather enjoyed it.

Next week I basically start a 55 hour week regime through to the middle of November... I've doubled my university workload with 25 hours study a week and condensed working hours into 4 days. I'm quite looking forward to a day's mental break from school every week.

I have attempted to make a decent start with university this week around stopping to clean showers, vacuum clean, sort out a 3-4 week backlog of laundry and ironing (it's done! it's all done!!), baking, picking junk up from one room and putting in next room etc, op shop drop offs etc.
I'm happy to be going back to school with a pretty well sorted house!

I've finished a sock which I adore...

A well-meaning friend told me about Marks and Spencers delivering to New Zealand with free postage over $50... (I seriously think their clothing etc is a lot cheaper than I remember 20 years ago) - hello new stationery and gorgeous plain tees (my original lot from 2009 are still perfect and have never lost their shape!) and a skirt and a pair of shoes on their way...

And some cute sneakers picked up in Adelaide for $10 !
One of the 3 winter wool clubs I have signed up for arrived today -

And I'm delighted that my tulips and daffodils are popping up - I have not grown either for over 20 years!

Lots of little things which make me happy!


  1. Enjoy your me time.... Love the socks

  2. Sounds like the calm before the storm! Love the socks, such a nice colour too X

  3. beautiful socks and my you sound very busy!!! good luck with school!

  4. Well I never knew that about M&S! I hope that the amount of work doesn't get to you, and that you can have some time for breaks and for yourself! Take care my dear!