I forced myself outdoors for my discovery date today. I had to take advantage of the fact that the rain had stopped (for the moment.)
I took my camera and headed into Wellington city.
I love how our city and the people can progress, but does not turn its back on the beauty from the past.
I ended my discovery date at Astoria in Midland Park. I grabbed myself a yummy tart and hot chocolate then found a table outside.
There were moments I actually wished I had sunglasses, and other times, a scarf! That’s Wellington for ya!
Recently, I received a surprise package in the mail. My best friend had bought me my very own copy of “A Mother’s Book of Secrets“! (She’s so good to me…totally spoilt!)
Shawni Eyre Pothier co-wrote it with her mother Linda Eyre. It is a BEAUTIFUL book, which I am sure a lot of mothers can relate to.
It is filled with real life experiences and practical tips as well.
I think what makes it special, is that it is written from Shawni’s point of view, which is from the trenches of motherhood. As well as Linda’s point of view, which is looking back on motherhood with a bit of perspective.
Some of my favourite quotes so far:
“There isn’t a more difficult yet more important and magnificent career than that of a mother”
“Sometimes success is when we don’t get through the to-do list but instead stop long enough to notice the little things. To savor moments. Not only to notice the delight in our children’s eyes, but to help create that delight.”
Shawni Eyre Pothier
(Shawni has a blog called 71 Toes. It’s a great blog, so be sure to check it out!)