So many things to be grateful for this week, like fabulous schools, wonderful teachers, the vouchers i get in the mail from where i buy sneakers, school shoes & uniforms (read: i spend THAT much on these items, they send me $50 sympathy vouchers). But, this week i'm going to be grateful for an unsung piece of jewellery from my childhood - my charm bracelette, filled with trinkets & memories of my travels.
People tell me they chose to have children later in life as they wanted to travel first. I thoroughly appreciate my travelling childhood - but we also have the 'have children, will travel' attitude of my parents. I often get strange looks when i say we take our children with us on holidays or board a plane with them - have to say, their best behaviour ever is on the plane, in hotels & the joy or being tourists on a new adventure. They eat anything & will try new customs, we're pretty thrilled how flexible they are. They have even worked out who is studying which language at high school so they can travel together - i absolutely love that!!
Carribean sailing ship, German cow bell, Welsh dragon, some French tower, San Diego zoo dolphin, Cornish pixie, Belgian deer . . .
I was so thrilled when my non-stop-travelling parents insisted on starting my 3 girls with charm bracelettes of their very own. They have been lucky to gain charms on their own travels to Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore & Disneyland.
Happy gratefuls with Maxabella Loves this Saturday, i am promising myself to wear this gorgeous charm bracelette more often & finally add all my charms on (from Switzerland, Croatia, Greece, Italy.) Love Posie
PS for those of you who visit Shop Handmade in the school holidays - i play full time mummy to my 4 children & only work there during school terms - so sorry if i miss you!!
EDIT: thanks for no comments so far saying i was spoilt - we knew we were very lucky to travel so far & wide & often. My husband didn't travel until he was 21 & considered me incredibly spoilt & unworthy of EVER having the window seat again. He often gets upgraded to business class on our family trips & i happily sit in economy with all the children, so who is spoilt now?? I said he was charming!!