It’s wonderful

My kids woke up this morning at 5.15. They have done this for the past 2 weeks or so and I’m kind of getting used to it. OK, not really. See now it’s 2 hours later and I feel like we should be at 11am and it’s 7 freaking 15 am. When do the clocks spring forward?

We had a lovely weekend. Filled with family and friends and sunshine and not much sleep. This morning I was trawling through my blog this time last year and stumbles across this post which I wrote almost one year ago today. Wow. Just wow. We’ve come a long way baby…

Call me a cheesy MOFO but this song just sprang to mind over the weekend. Things…life…it’s good. So good. I feel lucky and blessed and grateful beyond words. I love this song, I walked down the aisle to it at my wedding and right now, well, it’s just about how I feel. Cheesy and all.

: I see trees of green, red roses too
: I see them bloom for me and you
: And I think to myself what a wonderful world

: I see skies of blue and clouds of white
: The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
: And I think to myself what a wonderful world

And if that’s song too cheesy, you could always try this one. It works too. Chips! Chips!


  1. Ugh Beth – I need your life. Your girls are beautiful xxx Savour it, soak it up and don’t apologise for the cheese. Cheese away if you want to sing it from the rooftops.

  2. You know Beth – you could charge an absolute fortune for all of us bloggy types to come sit on your porch in front of that fire with a glass of wine! How perfect!

  3. Love it, love it all! You have my ultimate dream garden. Need a lodger??!! Beautiful post πŸ™‚

  4. Never apologise for being happy and appreciating all the things you have.I say well done, there should be more cheesiness in the world! xx

  5. We entered our reception to that one. I f you can’t be cheesy at your wedding when can you! If only the whole summer was like this.

  6. It certainly does look like a wonderful world – stunning photos! (and now I think I’ll have that song stuck in my head all day!)

    PS My child is a serial 5.30am waker as well. I feel your sleep deprived pain x

  7. Lovely, just lovely. I LOVE your photos, I feel like I am there. I even smile while I am looking at them.

    Um, when can we move in?

  8. I love your photos Beth x

  9. oh god, what a wonderful world just gets me every single time. It never gets old. It never gets cheesy. It just is my happiness. And I’m not married but I would be happy if they played this on repeat the entire time πŸ™‚
    ps your blog just rocks my world. thankyou.

  10. You are, indeed, blessed. x

  11. Sounds all round delicious, the company, the lifestyle change & those sweet girls. Love your choice of wedding music, i was NOT walking down to ‘here comes the bride’ either. We finished on “Always look on the bright side of life” a nod to my Monty Python mad big brothers. Love Posie

  12. So beautiful! Yes the song is cheesy, but you can’t help but smile. Love all the lovely shots with the family πŸ™‚

  13. Thats all looking pretty damn perfect!

  14. Oh we all love a bit of cheese, it makes me smile x

  15. Your house looked it just leaped off the pages of my Country Style magazine. Gorgeous.

    Life? It’s good you know.

  16. Ohhhh beautiful, BEAUTIFUL pics lady. I especially love the one of Harper drinking the bottle by the fire, with the other lovely ladies. Such a glorious scene. No wonder you had that song playing in your head, a wonderful world indeed xo

  17. Your house is amazing! What a wonderful life. Thanks for those lovely pics of good old Aussie-ness as I’m sitting in a hotel room in China. It makes me want to get home and spruce my place up! Unfortunately Ii have only been here 3 nights and have another 2 weeks left. Not complaining though, I love it here! Hope you’re having some nice warm weather down there!
    Rach x

  18. Hi Beth, I am a new follower of yours and thought I should make my first comment! If it makes you feel any better my day starts at 4.45am when the twins start to wake up. They are 6 months old and by the way one of the girls is called Harper πŸ™‚ It is currently 6.15am and Ive already had breakfast, done a load of washing and cleaned the kitchen! My 3 year old wakes up at 7am which is completely manageable but the twins waking at 4.45am is crazy! I end up going to bed at 8.30pm exhausted and feeling like a nanna.

  19. Beth, I love this!

    You take the most amazing photos that tell the most beautiful stories.


  20. Wonderful indeed!! And I LOVE both those songs. πŸ™‚
    You’ve certainly come a long way. xx

  21. That song was used at my 6 months old sons funeral…..thanks for the tears.

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