"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
I was reminded the other day of the pictures going round facebook recently of ‘what the boss thinks I do, what my mum thinks I do etc.’ there have been several variations of this including nurses, scientists and parents. At the time I was hanging upside down painting a mould stained wall whilst the whole boat was rocking in the wind, not quite the pims on the deck lifestyle or desert island with white sands and a singular palm tree which some might imagine but that’s not really our style anyway. I’m not complaining, please don’t get me wrong, I would much rather be painting a wall than lying on a beach, although I have no objection to the fact that we do now have time in our lives to sit sometimes with a glass of something nice in one hand and a book in the other or spend the afternoon playing on the beach. I love the mixture of experiences we have, I actually enjoy preparing lessons and writing letters and blogs, I even - say it quietly! - find cleaning satisfying. Whilst cleaning the toilet and washing up may not be my favourite things they have to be done and if constant mould/condensation removal and emptying our separating toilet is the price I pay for our adventure and all the fun stuff we’re doing, that’s fine by me.