Wow is it really half way through January already?? It really is time that I wished everyone a very happy and successful new year!! I hope you are all off to a great start :-) I have been spending a LOT of time away from technology, checking in only occasionally… and it has been fabulous! I am feeling refreshed and raring to step into 2014 with gusto!!
Fun in the pool
Dinner for 2
Walking on the beach
Practising being a fish
Cooling down on a hot cycling day
Having dinner cooked for me :-)
The Christmas break for us has been our best ever :-) My husband is a workoholic, he travels extensively so spends a lot of time away from us…. as a result we live in a high stress environment that can be unpredictable and ever changing, exciting and rewarding, but it also takes it’s toll. We decided to do these holidays differently, so Sean took a whole 4 weeks off to have his longest break from work ever! We started with a 2 week road trip to Brisbane and back (a whopping 1800kms!!!) spending Christmas with family and dropping in on friends we haven’t seen in way too long – thanks everyone we had so much fun :-)
After enjoying New Year’s Eve with fireworks on the beach we headed home to another 2 weeks of going to the pool, the beach, family bike rides, socialising with friends old and new, chilling out, talking and laughing… We have loved these beautiful moments that have made us stronger as a family.
Today Sean headed back off to work whilst the school holidays will keep Jenson, Poppy and myself busy for another couple of weeks… then out will pop my paint brushes in earnest! I am excited… I have new business ideas (remember… we’ve been talking ;-) Watch out this year for my new range of super big paintings to “add a splash of colour to your walls”, and shortly I will be opening my online shop full of Mandy Kopelke Art phone and iPad cases. I still have new original paintings to add to my current online shop… and I have just received news that my submission for a piece of public art has been successful… my head is spinning with so much colour!!! I am champing at the bit to get going…
Glad to have you all along for the ride :-) Hold on tight!!