And away from home? No overseas adventures this year, instead we had lots of little get ways,like Sydney, Canberra, Newcastle,and a big trip to Outback NSW.
I blogged a little about our Broken Hill adventure, but it was so personal. My grandfather grew up there, my Great Grandparents being tough desert dwelling settlers,and many times I found my heart full with emotion. One evening I created a little temporary sculpture from rocks, in the area they would have lived, as the sun went down on the ancient dirt. Another evening we watched the sun disappear behind hills and wash us in gold light after a day of hiking. It was just magical. Even my teenage son thought that it was awesome.And then there was the unexpected.Going out for a milkshake, and then falling in love with a puppy on the way back to the campsite.Hence...bringing home a new puppy, from the Broken Hill RSPCA. Don't even ask!
Must not forget to add...this past year was also a time for sharing and growing my collections of STUFF, getting some fabbo thrifting finds,and dotting them around the house,and by having people like the and give me lovely compliments about them...giving me the validation I need to keep collecting!