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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

First week of holiday freedom

Where do I start?  First week off work and I feel free, free from stress and distress!  I must weigh at least 5kg lighter!!

We have taken our caravan to Brunswick Heads for a short break before Christmas.  Not great weather until today, but we’ve managed to dodge the showers and have a great time just the same.

We gave Greg a kayak for his birthday recently, and the creek running right beside the caravan park is just perfect for first timers like us.

Sunday was my birthday and Leah, Corrie and Brooklynn paid a visit to help me celebrate. It isn’t really a birthday without all my family to share the day with me.


The highlight of the day was watching this little darling with her first “Dagwood Dog”

We all had a turn on the kayak and went for a walk, getting caught in a shower of rain.  Then dinner at the local pub, all too soon it was time for them to go home.

Yesterday was a little sunshine, some clouds and a little rain, but not enough to spoil our day.  I’ve just finished reading “I Don’t Know How She Does It - by Allison Pearson” it was an enjoyable read, but I did find myself getting a little annoyed with the main character at times.  I guess if a book makes you feel anything it has to be a good thing!

The next book I’ve started is The Help – by Kathryn Stockett, the feelings this book has evoked in me right from the first chapter has caught me by surprise.  I look forward to my next session with this book!

Today, Tuesday my friend Carolyn and her two sons Josh & Andrew dropped in for a visit.  The boys had a wonderful time paddling and swimming, as did Carolyn and I.  Greg spent the afternoon sorting through his fishing gear, while Carolyn and I walked for miles on the beach, it was blissfully cool and peaceful. As Carolyn and I work together, she was as much in need of de-stressing as I was!

After dinner of Fish & Chips they headed home and it was just the three of us again.  My left elbow is feeling the effects of my kayak adventures earlier.  It may be a weight loss device as I’m not sure I will be able to lift food to my mouth by this time tomorrow!!

Jordan was well overdue for a haircut, but time wasn’t on our side before today, we just happened to pass a barber in the main street who wasn’t busy, so in we went and he is now several kg’s lighter for the effort.

P1040803  He certainly looks so much better.  

That is all I have to report so far…. I do hope to have some interesting photographs for my next post.

Thanks for visiting,

Julie xxx

1 comment:

Jan Quigley said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday I was sure you would with your lovely family.
Don't you love those firsts? We have a pic on dd Emma with her first Drumstick ice cream, she was sitting in her carseat, sound asleep & wearing most of it, lol.