Wednesday, 30 July 2008

It's oh so quiet.....

Shhhhh. Please. I'm savouring the quiet. The lack of bustle. Being the only person in the house (well, almost).

Our Germans guests (all 5 of them) departed Friday morning, giving us just enough time to wash (some of) the sheets and towels, vacuum up all the dried play-doh (that stuff gets everywhere) and re-stock the fridge before the arrival of dear old friends from our Darwin days.

B & C now live on Kangaroo Island, along way from Canberra, and we see them terribly rarely. But they were in the area (visiting relatives about 200kms away), so they "dropped in" for a few days. It was a fabulous visit, reminding me how much fun we had in the "good old days" and how I wish we could see them more often.

But in the true style of old friends, it was as if we'd seen each other just last week. We had a lovely couple of days, eating out, meandering around the National Gallery, endless cups of tea.

They left us this morning, and now I'm revelling in the emptiness of the house, and have taken my time feeding and cuddling the Princess, thinking about all the other things I need to do.

Tomorrow.

Shhhh.

19 comments:

Neet said...

Awww! What a gorgeous pic.
Glad you have some peace and quiet George! You definitely deserve it :)

Michelle said...

Guests be gone, I say, no matter how lovely they are. It's time for you and little G to start a-bonding like superglue, baby!

Bells said...

Bliss. You know, I feel like I've had hardly a chance to take in that you really have the Princess now. It'll be lovely to see you settle down into quiet and routines with her and your boys!

Monique and Tools said...

Gorgeous photo George. She is lovely. When it comes to houseguests for you, it really pours doesn't it. Enjoy the quiet.

MadMad said...

Aw... I just want to give her a big raspberry on one of those cheeks! She is so darned CUTE! Give her a kiss for me!

Kuka said...

oooh george she is so beautiful!!!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

You could post a picture of both those kids every day and I wouldn't get tired of either of them.

Enjoy the quite....unitl nap time is over.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

OOPS that's quiet......I do know how to spell...honest.

Rose Red said...

Glad your second bunch of guests were not quite as tiring as the first. But now, yay for quality time with the little lovely (who I am SO PLEASED to note is wearing red! Yay!)

donyale said...

Phew! I feel relieved for you...I mean - guests are so lovely but what timing. Hope they helped to look after you. (She's gorgeous).

TinkingBell said...

Fab photo - she is a beautiful one! and it's lovely to have guests - but it's also nice to have your house back and peace and quiet - enjoy it!

sue said...

She is simply beautiful. Enjoy as they grow up so quickly, especially when you want them to stay babies.

twitchy fingers said...

She is so gorgeous! Is she spoken for? If not then she can marry Paterson!

kms said...

awwwwwwww......(ps, i dont know how you managed having the princess arrive at the exact same moment as house guests, i would have been a mess!)

Alwen said...

awww, lookit the Baby!

Donna Lee said...

You seem to handle all of the excitement well. I would have been sitting in a corner twiddling my thumbs by now. You must be made of stern stuff!

Em said...

George, you have some truly lovely kids. I don't know what it is about your DNA, but it must be some good stuff.

Houseguests are always a pleasure, but that moment when the house goes back to being quiet, and being yours that is simply priceless.

Jejune said...

It's been such a full on time for you! As lovely as family and friends are, it's SO good to have quiet time, especially after the arrival of Grace. Enjoy the peace, don't rush to fill it up ...

Emma said...

George, the Princess is such a picture of peace and serenity!

I'm not sure how I'm going to randomly select the recipe cards (there's so many of them)... maybe I could give a list and you can pick!