From this day forth, Thursdays in my space are going to be focussed upon 'The Art of Living'.
These posts will have a decidedly personal flavour where I will share vignettes from my everyday life.
You will see snippets of my family and my home. This beautiful corner of the world in which I live will also feature and I will share some of my creativity too.
And so to begin....
Life in 3D
Here I am with my gorgeous man, Captain Valentine.
We are sporting our very best 3D movie glasses and have just enjoyed a brilliant night of Retro fun with the kids [also wearing similar glasses*] rocking out to, of all things, Neil Diamond and Abba!
Let me just say at the outset, lest you get the wrong impression, that this wouldn't have been my first choice of music [honestly!] but the girls are really into 'Glee' and had recently 'discovered' old school tunes via the show. They were so excited that we had a huge selection of these songs and there was much dancing, loud singing and laughing. At one stage a dodgy brown wig made it's way onto the scene so Cpt. V briefly sported a more hirsute visage!
Captain V. has recently got a bit of teasing from one of his female work colleagues who had stopped by my blog and read my pseudonym for him. He was pretty cool with it though as he really is a very thoughtful, romantic, understanding and generously wonderful man.**
We have been together for over three years now and he has brought much richness to my life, in fact you could say that I have gone from a world of 2D living to one that is multi-faceted and at the very least 3D!
One example of this is that prior to moving in with Cpt. V's family I was a single gal living in a beautiful beachside apartment with a busy vocational life, wide circle of friends and oodles of expendable leisure time.
In the past three years I have become a StepMum to three, moved into a stunning home on acreage and have traded my full-time job for a small educational consultancy.
Without the constant love, support, patience and guidance of my wonderful man this transition could have been horrendous. As it is there are still kinks to be ironed out but we are moving forward together and I am very happy to be sharing my life with this most remarkable man of integrity and light.
We are working our way through life together hand-in-hand and for this I am eternally grateful.
And that dear friend concludes the first 'The Art of Living' segment, I hope that you have enjoyed learning a little more about my life.
A hug from me to you,
* art installation anyone?
** written at the risk of him receiving more drubbing