makar [ˈmækər]
n (Literature / Poetry) Scot a creative artist, esp a poet
[a Scot variant of maker]

Monday, January 14, 2013

This summer holiday, we've spent a lot of time doing things like this:

Towards the end of the year, we were all in desperate need of a break. I am most definitely an advocate of less is more when it comes to small children, so I've been trying to keep things slow. Quiet days full of creativity, exercise, delicious food, plenty of books, and a little rest when the heat gets too much. However, we did venture into the city last week, on a ridiculously hot day, to visit the museum. For at least a year, I've been saying: "We should catch the train into Perth and go to the museum some time...", but my enormous belly and sore hips last summer stopped us, and then the arrival of the baby...and well, it never happened. The kids preferred the train ride and the cookies at the cafe more than anything they saw at the museum, but it was so great just to do something different and remind myself that there is a world beyond the suburban, domestic one I inhabit. Plus air-conditioned trains are pretty damn nice when it's pushing 40 C!

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