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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Road Trippin'

So we took a drive up the coast to Southern New South Wales.  With pit stops, food stops, shopping stops (booze, more food, motor bike parts etc) it's about an 8 hour drive.




But before we could go anywhere, someone needed a hair cut!  Our destination is rife with ticks including paralysis ticks which require you to check your pet all over every day for them as well as prevention medication.  She travelled like a dream in the back seat with me, as I'd given up my front seat for the MIL.





We were staying in a friends holiday house halfway between 2 x towns, so this means that while Plumbing Boy, Trix & I were all able to walk (or run or cycle for the 2 legged peeps) into either town, MIL had to be driven so careful planning was required to accommodate everyone's needs.

PB & I got up early most mornings & went for a run, walk or cycle before MIL was up & dressed for the day's activities.  








We were lucky to be able to walk from the house through the scrub to the back beach, then along the (mainly deserted) back beach into town for coffee & then back home through the scrub.  

Trix loved her first time at the beach & being off the lead!  She wasn't so keen on the water although I did take her in with me into the shallows another day to cool her down.  She doesn't hate it (or me for doing it) but I don't think she'd go in voluntarily yet!







There was wildlife to enjoy & a drive one day up the coast.






While there was plenty of exercise there was also plenty of relaxing, reading & eating.  I had icecream one day for lunch!!!









There was a little shopping - I found a little bit of Brunswick Street in down town Pambula - Zoe.O designs 



 I bought this skirt - they didn't have my size on the rack so they made me one the same day with the band & button colour of my choosing!  I also bought a pair of trousers (no pic yet) which they individually hem for you on the spot.  Beautiful fabrics, beautiful designs & Australian made on the spot!

We came home to an out of control garden.  The lettuce went crazy with all the rain we've had & lucky too as there has been a salmonella outbreak here from bags of mixed lettuce!!!



This is Jim.  He's about to fall off the wagon & into the drink.  Not me!! I'm on the wagon this month doing Febfast. Day 11 & going strong.  I wasn't even tempted on Sunday night while at friends for dinner, although the smell of the pictured wine was pretty divine, I did not partake!

That's about it for now.  I have half a dozen posts floating about in my head that I need to put on paper (or screen) with appropriate pictures & next week I hope to introduce you to a new 4 legged friend who is hopefully joining our family on Sunday!!!!  No - he's not a puppy, but he might be 2 & he might purrrrrrrrrr!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AWOL

Yeah, I've been slack blogger!!!  Been away on holiday for a couple of weeks & now playing catch up.  In the interim, here's me & miss Tongue out Tuesday last week while we were away, pretending to be wilderness explorers.  




Hopefully I'll catch up with you all by weeks end!