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Happy Homemaker 6th May, 2019

Hosted by Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

We are staying with my father in a remote bay for a few days. The children love it here and, being where I spent part of my childhood, I love bringing them here when I can. We miss Daddy, but he is busy working, and wishes us well.

W E A T H E R: 

Overcast, the clouds hanging over the top of the harbour hills like a blanket.

R E A D I N G: 

Almost finished The Last of the Mohicans by James C Fenimore . Even though I am not American, I can see why it is a classic. I have been gripped by it from the start and I am almost at the end. Is it worth watching the film afterwards?

M O V I E S + T V : 

Nothing in particular, really. 

M E N U: 


Whatever I can scrounge up here at my father’s!

T O  D O: 

Watch the children enjoy being in this beautiful place, spending time with Poppa. // Finding books I need for Five and a Row from my father’s personal library (yes, he has a library of children’s books of around 5,000). Found Make Way for Ducklings! // Do a lesson or two with the children when it seems right. 

C R A F T: 

I have set up a homeschool bullet journal. I tried a number of years ago, but I don’t feel like I had the right tools and never felt satisfied with my creative work. But I am slightly less perfectionist and have tried various homeschool planners, and feel that a bullet journal will best suit. 

L O O K I N G  F O R W A R D: 

Seeing my husband again! But, mostly, enjoying this time with my father and keeping him company after he lost his long-time dog last week. I’m very thankful that I have the freedom to support him in this way, that I am not tied down to things that would prevent me putting family first.

F R O M  T H E  C A M E R A: 

Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera with me, so this photo is from the last time we came here as a family on holiday. Isn’t this place stunning? I love New Zealand and I am incredibly grateful that part of my childhood (about nine years) was spent in this beautiful place. And now, it’s in my children’s hearts also.

W E A R I N G:


It’s terrible – a hoodie, slacks, and sneakers. 

S I M P L E  P L E A S U R E S: 


A good book, a fireplace in a cool morning, and apple pie.

C H R I S T I A N  E N C O U R A G E M E N T: 


G K Chesterton,
“There is nothing more extraordinary than an ordinary man, an ordinary woman, and their ordinary children.”

Thank you for coming a long with me!
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9 responses to “Happy Homemaker 6th May, 2019”

  1. What a beautiful place! I love your quote for the week. Hope you have a great week visiting with your father.

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  2. Gorgeous photo, what a beautiful place to be 🙂 It's great to see new faces joining in every Monday, and I'm sure you will enjoy all the sweet, lovely Christian ladies participating in this feature. I hope you have a blessed week.

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  3. What a beautiful place! I'm surprised that I haven't read Last of the Mohicans, but I haven't. Think I might need to add that to my reading pile. Enjoy spending time with your father. My own passed three years ago today and oh! How I miss him! Blessings for a great rest of the week and weekend! Until next time. ❤

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  4. Thank you for coming by, Jean! That quote is one of my favourites.

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  5. I enjoyed last time and can't wait to dig in again this week.

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  6. Thank you, Rebecca! Spending time with Dad has been lovely and I love seeing the bond between him and the children.

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  7. New Zealand looks beautiful – glad you are getting to spend some time with your dad. Enjoy your time there.

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  8. What a beautiful photograph! And I am sure that it is remarkable there! I love you idea to Bullet Journal your school year. I really enjoy bullet journaling, but I was finding it took me soooo much time to set up my weeks, that I have traded it in for now. But I love the idea of using it for a school calendar/planner!Thanks for linking up @LiveLifeWell!Blessings,Amy

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  9. What a fun post! I enjoy getting a peek into the world of other moms – I'd like to learn more about the homeschool bullet journal.And reading how you'll be reading Make Way for Ducklings with Five in a Row lessons brings back sweet memories from the days I was 'rowing' with my little ones.Thank you for sharing this week at our Encouraging Hearts & Home blog hop – Have a marvelous weekend!

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