How is your creative space going this week? Mine is a bit overflowing at the moment as I've been trying to juggle a few things at once. Because I'm easily distracted with new projects (ahem..) I find this system works best for me - 30 minutes on one project, 30 minutes on another - then it always seems like I'm starting a new project. Well, kind of ....
How was your weekend? We had a pretty easy one here and spent our time doing a bit of housework, playing some board games, helping my father-in-law celebrate his birthday, baking a few bits and pieces and then realising that on Sunday it was only 4 months to go until Christmas. I know, I know, I really need to start getting myself organised with gifts and things.
One of my lovely followers on Facebook mentioned that they'd love to see a photo of our board games and since I was tidying out our board game storage cupboard, I thought I'd take some photos and pop up a blog post.
For the past few weeks the awesome team at RedBalloon and myself have been working on a big surprise for Mr Goodsell - a hands-on instructional flight in a teeny tiny aeroplane. I was going to do a fun experience myself (not the plane trip, I don't do heights or small planes!) but then I started thinking that it would be really nice for Richard to do something fun instead, so we started planning and waiting for the weather to be just right for flying.
As you know we're trying to go as television free as we can here and this means finding more ways to fill in our evenings. Over the last couple of weeks we've been playing A LOT of board games at night and one of our current favourites is Ticket To Ride Europe. It's a board game that you'll probably need to track down at a specialist board game store. Incase you're wondering, I bought our Ticket To Ride online from Games Paradise - it was nearly a week before the game shipped, but it only took 2 days to arrive once it left the store. Packaging was great and I'll probably buy from them again, unless I can find the game that we're after locally.
Lifou was our second land trip during our cruise and we had the best full day there off the boat. Apart from our crazy cave/water jump we did lots of other fun things as well!
We spent some time walking up to a church on a hill - the views were magnificent - and also snorkelled a lot, tried some of the food that the locals had brought to the market and pretty much spent the rest of the day relaxing at the beach.
I can happily report that our television free week was a complete success, with only a couple of small 'I'm bored' comments thrown in for good measure.
We filled in the week with lots of different things and I'm excited about the new direction that this has taken our family. Here's a list of our favourite things that we did during the week while the television was turned off:
I live with my husband and 2 children in Tasmania, Australia. I love to make nice things, spend time with my family, travel, bake yummy treats, read pretty craft books, give handmade gifts, toast marshmallows in our wood fired oven & live a lovely life.