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Monday, March 11, 2013

I'm Back from my Bloggy Vacation!

G'Day from Oz sweet friends!

It's seems like it's been months since I've posted something...oh dear...it really has been months. I really can't believe I haven't posted anything since September...time sure does fly by when you are having fun!

I think the timing of my break from blogging really was perfect. I really needed to take a break so I could focus on my family and all the other things that come with being a wife, mother, teacher, daughter, sister, friend...You've all been there and done that so I know you get it! Anyway, after a few hours pinning away on Pinterest the other day I had my 'Aha' moment and realized I desperately missed my blog! I realized I was desperate to get back in touch with all the beautiful bloggers who I have missed so much these last few months. I realized I was ready to Say G'day again!

So, thank you so much for sticking with me, for checking in on me and for the kind messages of friendship and support I received whilst I had my break. Many of you saw that I was doing a bit of micro-blogging while on my bloggy break over at my Tumblr blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so thank you to those sweet folks who joined me there!

2013 has been a brilliant year for me so far and I can't wait to share all of my news with you.

So, what have I been up to? Well, 2012 was an unbelievably busy year, from start to finish! By the time the school year had finished our whole family was totally exhausted with the most important event for our little family happening in December when Maddy turned 16!


It really was a great year!


To top everything off we went on the trip of a lifetime to Europe! I won't bore you with all of my holiday snaps so here are a few collages I made from each place we visited.









We really did have a truly magical holiday and now we have settled back into our usual routines I'm desperately trying to plan our next trip...I miss Paris so much!

Well, I sure do hope you are enjoying 2013 so far. I have been as busy as ever and have accepted another teaching contract but this time it's only for the term and I'm only teaching two subjects! I have really enjoyed myself so far and feel that my work/life/family balance is all under control.

All being well I am hoping to start up my Say G'day Saturday linky party again so if you would like to join in again in 2013 I would be so thrilled to welcome you!

Well, I think that's about it for now. I look forward to catching up with you all over the next few weeks.

Take care and thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 

25 comments:

  1. you are gorgeous in every way and thank you for sharing your family with me.
    xx

    ps: I know that feeling of "it's been a long time between blog posts"

    L x

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    1. I knew you'd understand Lou Lou and thank you for stopping by; you are such a wonderful person!

      See you soon I hope!!!

      Natasha xo

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  2. I am SO happy to welcome you back to blogging! You have been missed! Your vacation photos are gorgeous. You are a very talented photographer! Stacie xo

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    1. You inspired me to get back into it Stacie! Thank you so much for your kindness and support-I truly appreciate it!

      Hope you are having a brilliant day-are you still living it up in Hawaii?

      Best wishes,
      Natasha.
      xo

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  3. Welcome back. I am at the moment in Melbourne myself but hating the heat!

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    1. Thank you so much Mystica! How wonderful to hear from you! I heard that Melbourne was hot at the moment-I'm glad that Brisbane isn't experiencing the same heat. It was quite autumnal here today so I am very happy indeed!

      Take care and thanks again for stopping by.

      Best wishes,
      Natasha

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  4. Glad you enjoyed the few months! I am happy to see you back, however, we have missed your posts and link party :-) Thanks for sharing your photos with us!

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    1. Hello Linda! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! I am ready to get back into blogging again but I've missed all of my dear friends like you. I hope you have been well. I'll be over to visit you asap! I hope to get the linky party up and running again this week so perhaps I'll see you again then?!

      Best wishes for a great week,
      Natasha

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  5. Welcome back, Natasha. It's funny because I was thinking about you the other day and realized I hadnt' "seen" you in quite a while.

    But who can blame you for dropping off the blogosphere when you had so much else happening. Didn't you just love Paris!!

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    1. Thanks so much Heather! How wonderful to hear from you-you are so kind! I did indeed have a brilliant time in Paris. I can't stop posting pictures of it on Instagram I miss it so much!

      Take care and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Natasha

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  6. Whee! I am glad you are back, Natasha. I have enjoyed your pics on Instagram--I would show them to my husband and tell him where you were now. We would love to go to England once our lovely government could straighten out this sequestration nonsense and we would have more of an idea of whether he is going to be furloughed or what not. >:|

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Katie! I'm glad you liked my instagram pics-I was hoping I wouldn't bore people too much!

      I had no idea this was going on with your husband? I don't know what's happening with the economy over there but I hope it gets back on track too. This uncertainty is awful.

      Take care and thanks again for your sweet comment!

      Best wishes,
      Natahsa

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  7. What a wonderful vacation you have had. Wow. Something your kids will always remember. It is hard to keep up with blogging when life is so full of things that need doing. By the time I get home from work there is little time left for blogging or even doing anything interesting enough to blog about.

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    1. You are so right Lori! I wonder how long I'll be able to keep this up for? I do love blogging but I know that when it gets to be a chore I have to stop!

      Thanks so much for stopping by-it was so wonderful to hear from you!

      Best wishes,
      Natasha in Oz

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  8. I got excited Natasha when I saw that there was a new blog post from you. I love your collages that you made from your Europe trip. All the best for 2013 :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! It was so nice to hear from you. Hope you have had a great week-is it getting warmer there!?

      Best wishes and happy weekend,
      Natasha

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    1. Thanks so much Mindy! How sweet of you to stop by and comment. I really appreciate it! Hope all is well your way.

      Best wishes and hope your weekend is wonderful.
      Natasha

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  10. Oh Natasha I could lose myself in those pictures! A trip of a lifetime is right! I haven't even ever been overseas! :) Someday... Maybe :)

    SO fun to see Maddy turned 16! Wow! Time sure flies!

    Blogging breaks are soooo necssary! I took a two month one after my latest babe was born but yes...when we feel like we miss it we just know it's time to start again :)

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    1. How are you Libbie! It was so nice to see your comment pop up in my emails. It has been so long! I will be by soon to say g'day and catch up on all your news.

      Best wishes and happy weekend!
      Natasha

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  11. So happy you're back to blogging! I'm happy you have been keeping up on instagram though :) Your trip looks amazing still & I'm completely jealous!!

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  12. Well, how wonderful to see you back here in blogland, Natasha! Welcome back. What a wonderful time you have had. Love all your photos today, and your daughter is such a beautiful looking 16 year old! By the way, those cakes look absolutely scrummy. Yum! It has been good to keep in touch via facebook with all your happenings. Lots of my bloggy friends keep in touch that way now.Paris is such a wonderful city, isn't it. With my daughter living just on the outskirts, I am blessed to be able to visit quite often!

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  13. Welcome back! Itooks like you had a magical holiday!

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  14. Oh, I am so happy to see you are back!!! YAY!! I have missed you so much, but it looks like you had a much needed wonderful break. Love the amazing photos. Looking forward to having you back. :)

    XOXO
    Kathy

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  15. So glad to see that you're back from your bloggy vacation. I've popped over here from time to time, glad to see that you're back but had exciting times while away. How exciting to be able to take such a fabulous vacation, great photos btw! Welcome Back and look forward to visiting you often again.

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