15.6.11

a *good life wednesday*...

a good life wednesday...
we never knew it would be like this on our doorstep...

it's not quite on our doorstep...
we live in a village...
but scotland is on our doorstep...
& this is what she is made of...
& it makes our heart sing...
our kiddos love the connection with home...
australia & scotland- where nature is larger than life...



we were regulars on the manly ferry into sydney harbour...
it's on our doorstep back home...
here we use the Isle of Skye ferry...
the kiddos have loved this trip many times so far...


Glen Coe...
a battle field of beauty...
think Braveheart territory...
a very *favourite & best* spot for us...


when we moved from the beaches of sydney to the english countryside...
we never knew we would fall in love with an island that holds treasures like this...
old fishing cottages...
made of stone & on the wild edges of deep bays & lochs...
off the top of the UK...
off the top of scotland...


memories are made in many ways...
when we decided to take our kids 15,000 miles away from all they knew...
we wanted to fall in love with other places...
we wanted to fill their hearts, & ours, with memories of special places away from home...
we've done that & so much more...



moments to last a life time...a good life wednesday...every day...
it's all there for the taking...if you want it...
acceptance...resilience...adventure...hardship...love...
life abroad...& we don't regret a moment {yep...even those moments!}




a good life wednesday...
travel broadens the mind. the heart & the soul...
we knew that...
but until we actually made the move...
i don't think we really knew quite how much...
~~~

thanks sarah for the reminder to reflect on a *good life* today
a moment to think & smile about the small things
xox

19 comments:

  1. Wow, this is just what I needed to hear today. To be reminded of all the reasons we made the leap somewhere else. The reasons and the blessings {like everything in life} are easy to loose sight of. I want to copy and paste your words into my heart.

    {And I love the reflection in the window.}

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  2. Such stunning images! I loved that part of the world too... my pictures are nowhere near as gorgeous as yours though!!! X

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  3. Such gorgeous photos Melissa - definitely a good life happening there!! Leanne xx

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  4. your kids will LOVE you for doing this for them! what an amazing experience! beatiful shots!

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  5. a great experience for you all. lovely photos take us there with you. some of my ancestors are from islands north of scotland.
    cheryl x

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  6. These photos are lovely. I can't believe I've never visited Scotland. I definitely must do it soon!

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  7. This looks so wonderful - you lucky stick. It's not all bad up North is it?! ;-)

    The pillow cases by the way are from Cath Kidston - aren't they lovely? I am rather smitten with them.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom - as ever a comment from you is like the blog equivalent of taking a deep breath and holding hands with a good friend. Lou x

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  8. Thank you for sharing such intimates moments of your adventures! I have dreams to travel {some day} ... to travel thousands of miles and see new landscapes, experience new cultures, meet new people … but for now, I will just soak up the beauty of this world {and the enriching power of travel} through your pictures!

    ♥ Cat brideblu

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  9. What a powerful post. It's so easy to get caught up in the things that cause us difficulty, we often lose sight of the many things to be thrilled about. Most of us don't dare take on the challenges you have - love your perspective and outlook on your "good life". Beautiful

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  10. Smiling....and still smiling after reading this. Thank you for a gorgeous reminder of a 'good life'
    PS My old house was called Glen Coe - lovely memories.
    x

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  11. Very beautiful post. Love your lovely words and pics. Happy Good Life Wednesdays to you.

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  12. Gorgeous photos and images Melissa...we are considering heading up there in August. Robx

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  13. I'm two days late,
    but loving this
    Wednesday gig!!
    There IS something
    about an old country
    versus our "new"
    countries, isn't there?
    BTW, gorgeous photos and
    GORGEOUS kids!!
    xx Suzanne

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  14. Wow, Love your blog, Such Beautiful photographs, such a beautiful place ! I'm Ava from Australia ( and just a little jealous of your fabulous life ;) xx

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  15. I'm so impressed that I'm now following your gorgeous blog xx Ava

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Thanks for taking a moment...x

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