One + Four = Life is a thing started by Pip that I thought I might like to join in with. Her theory is that once a week we could share four photos that represent our lives.
Two: $40 farmers market haul.
Three: Lunch with my mum and sister.
Four: Overnight hikes.
Our little family was so lucky to have J home for a huge long weekend, 5 whole days. We figured that this’d be the perfect time to experiment with some of our outdoor passions. This way if everything went to shit, as things sometimes do with a one year old, we would have plenty of time to recover.
Elliot loved sea kayaking. J had him sitting in the hatch, I was walking right beside them, and Elliot was dragging his hand along in the water. He just really seemed to enjoy it. Then we had some sand time so that J could go for a real paddle.
A couple of weeks ago we attended Rohan’s Meat Reality Workshop, since then food (where it’s from, how it’s grown, etc) has been a hot topic at our place. I’ve been meaning to find a more local veggie market for a while now, but had honestly been too lazy. So this weekend I hopped to it and was pleasantly surprised. This haul, including corn, garlic, capsicum and eggplant that were grown on site cost me less than $40!
While we were out on one of our outdoor adventures my prescription sunglasses got trodden on, and before a music festival we went to in November Elliot snapped my glasses in half. Since then I have been chopping and changing between pairs that I got in Nepal, that are very uncomfortable. So I was in dire need for a couple of new pairs. Mum and I headed into town and met my sister for lunch. This was such a treat because she has just moved to Geelong from Melbourne, so now we can just catch up for lunch on a whim. Oh and I picked up two pairs of glasses for less than $300, bargain!
J and I met rock climbing, we’ve both worked in the outdoors, do a lot of camping and love hiking. So it was inevitable that we would take Elliot hiking soon. It was a great experience, but not one I’m keen to do again in a hurry. Our kid is a goer, he likes to move around and when he’s stuck in that backpack for extended periods of time he can’t do that. So we’ve decided that camping is the way to go, at least until he can carry his own backpack.
I hope you had a lovely Easter and the week ahead is cruisy!