Friday, January 1, 2010

Fun with friends and family 2010

A day at the races on New Years Day not only proved to be a hot one but fun to be had with friends. As 2009 rolled on it gave me time to reflect and realise that we don't spend enough time with our mates. We are so busy earning money to pay for our mortgages and our unrealistic interpretation of what we think we really NEED. Yes need that is the word; how much food did we throw out at Christmas because we thought we needed that much. My New Years resolution is going to be around what we need and what we don't need. I think we get lost in a society that doesn't understand the importance of friends and family and time that we need to share with them, and instead focuses energy on what we supposedly need. This year my shop does not open again until the 15th of Jan because i want to spend time with my beautiful family and friends and if my customers get cranky well i am sorry.....but yea my family come first.
Amy a gorgeous little friend.....its so nice that my daughter does not age discriminate. I am so proud of her for that.

Amy and another friend at the races; pulling funny faces. They are truly beautiful.

As you can see..........hope you enjoy these special and personal photos.

Ready to dash off to the cup.......


Miss Robyn said...

my friend has a wise saying and that is that he works to live, not lives to work ~ and I think that he has it perfectly correct !! ~ for quite a few years now, my motto has been SIMPLE... I totally understand what you mean when you say that you wish to spend time with your family and friends because in the end, that is what & who count.. anyhow, didn't mean to get on a soap-box.. :)
my motto this year is to find the Sacred in MY Ordinary day ~ enjoy your time away from you shop

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Happy New Year Amanda. I think the years I've spent as an 'at home Mum' have been my happiest. It's so important to value family and friends. I pity anyone who thinks about their workplace on their deathbed! xx

Janine Marshall said...

Hi Amanda,

I think you have got this totally right! It's so easy to get wrapped up in things - going from one thing to the next and not taking the time to appreciate and take a deep breath in between. I have not made any New Year's resolutions as I think they were made to be broken, but I'm going to try and see the positive side of things as I think it's sometimes easy to look at the negative. Enjoy your time away from the shop - I'm enjoying my time not having to worry about lunch boxes and running to the time all the time and after school sports....yes, would you believe I've made a little time to get out in the garden!
Take care

Jacky said...

Hi Amanda, I came to your blog from your comment on someone elses blog. Your house and shop are truly lovely, its nice to find specialty shops in Australia. I have a lovely little shop in Perth West Aust with my daughter. We specialise in alternative art, I make a lot of vintage art when I get the time. I also started a Vintage Market with my sister at the end of October, our hall looked amazing, all vintage with lots of white. It is nice to be able to direct customers to other nice shops when they go on holidays. I must say I totally agree with you regarding the Christmas hype, I am making a new commitment and only buy food that I know that I will use each week, not to throw out so much, and think of those in poorer countries.