Monday, 23 April 2012
We got home last night from our time away, exhausted and happy. It was lots of fun and we were really lucky with the weather, after battling through torrential, flooding rain on the drive up we were blessed with bright autumn days.
There was lots of eating while we were away, in fact we actually had two roast dinners! One was cooked in a camp oven when we spent a night camping in the bush and was followed up by marshmallows toasted over the campfire. The next morning we woke to a beautiful sunny day and the kids swam in the icy cold creek and gold panned in the shallows.
We also got to have afternoon tea with that beautiful new baby who is just so lovely! Miss A made a butter cake to take with passionfruit icing. My lovely mother in law had made a double batch of her coconut jam slice before we came and had chocolate easter rabbits to top it off. She then whipped up a banana cake in case we got hungry. Needless to say we rolled back in the door last night.
In between eating we thrifted through some country op shops and antique stores and I found a sweet vintage tea and sugar caddy set, some fabric and a floral sheet. My gang have all caught the op shopping bug too and I'm pleased to say they each found a treasure or two to bring home.
The countryside was beautiful with the trees all putting on their autumn colour show and big skies of orange and yellow each evening. It really is a beautiful part of the world and we always enjoy our time there.
Today is the last day of our long school holidays which with Easter to start seemed to have stretched out for ages (and we have Anzac Day on Wednesday!). We are planning a health week, which we talked about and planned while we were away. We're going to give up meat, alcohol, chocolate and lollies this week. We're going to plan our meals to try and make the healthiest choices, steer clear of processed food and cut down on bread and dairy and sugar. We're hoping it will make us feel healthier and reset our food choices when life speeds up again. It wasn't planned with this trip in mind but the timing is perfect.
I'm itching to get back to my Flower Press projects and have some crafty ideas brewing. And with perfect timing the Show & Tell interview for April goes up tomorrow. My guest is someone who I've long admired and followed. Her work and blog are funny, clever and original. I'm delighted to be sharing her interview and loved learning more about her and how she came to be doing what she does. I think you're going to love it too!!!