What kind of a drongo fails to complete her own photo a day challenge?
Errr.... that'd be me.
In my defence, August was a sharp departure from normal for me.
On the very first day of this month I rediscovered my love of diving after a fifteen year hiatus. I did two dives on the ex-HMAS Brisbane - a former Naval warship that was sunk off the coast of Mooloolaba. I've never dived a wreck before and exploring the inner workings of the ship was an incredible experience. Just to make sure I really got the full adventure, for the first time in years a humpback whale appeared beside the wreck as we surfaced from our second dive.
It was not your average Saturday and it set the tone for my month-long departure from reality.
Since then, I've spent an incredible amount of time away from the farm and my normal life. I've eaten more dinners out this month/worn more high heels/carried more evening bags than I have in the preceding seven.
Sharing the news about the book deal was about as far a departure form my normal life as I could have possibly imagined.
To atone for my #realityaday failure, I'm donating an extra hundred dollars to the Hamlin Fistula Clinic - $200 total. This money will enable the Hamlin team to buy two support packs for long-term patients returning to village life, including furniture and other household items to get them settled in their new lives.
how was August for you?
Edited to add: reality is returning to Casa de Cooker. Since I typed this post the Big Sister's heel met the Little Sister's beautiful face during the execution of a front flip on the trampoline and my car has sprung a leak.
Perhaps I undertook the challenge a month too early! A x