It’s autumn in Australia! This is my first time ever experiencing autumn, and I’d been looking forward to it. I wanted to see the beautiful leaves and feel the cool breeze. I also think I have a special fondness for autumn because my Chinese name has ‘autumn’ in it. Seriously. If I were a character in a Chinese movie, I would be called “Little Wise Autumn”.
I strapped Alistair on me, grabbed my bag, did a last check at the mirror, said bye to Amy and the babysitter, and walked out of the door to go catch the train to the city. The moment I stepped out of the house though, I knew I made two mistakes: firstly, my jacket was way too warm for the weather. Secondly, I shouldn’t have worn these new shoes.
Have you heard of #The100DayProject? It’s basically a global art project that encourages you to commit 100 days to do something daily – be it painting or writing or knitting or cooking or learning how to sing a different song, the list goes on. It’s sort of an Instagram thing (hence the hashtag), where anyone anywhere can join in as a community. But then again, I’m sure you can also do it even if you don’t have Instagram.
We finally made a trip to Mornington Peninsula, after talking about it forever. Actually, we almost didn’t make it again, because the hubby and I were not feeling very well, but I’m so glad we did, because it was so so so beautiful!
It’s our very first CNY in Melbourne, and honestly, there is no feel at all… Well, there are several reasons. First, it is because I, being the terrible Chinese mother I am, forgot to buy new (red) clothes for my kids and myself.