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Our First Visitors

We’ve only been here one month and have already had our first visitors stay for the weekend. My Sister and Brother in Law arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed until Monday and we had such a lovely weekend together. We showed them around town, our swimming spots on the river and took them out for lunch in Lismore on Saturday afternoon. On Sunday we did a tourist drive through some really pretty areas, visiting Tooloom Falls and Bean Creek Falls, through Yabbra State Forest and ending up at Bonalbo to take the girls to a birthday party at the pool for one of their school friends. Unfortunately, we haven’t had much rain here lately so the Falls weren’t as spectacular as when they have a lot of water in them. Bean Creek Falls actually had no water running but the drop off and pool at the bottom are pretty impressive. We even saw turtles swimming in the pool and heard what we thought were dingoes howling in the distance. The photos I took are of Tooloom Falls and the girls had a quick swim in the bottom pool. It was a great weekend with some late nights chatting and catching up (well anything after 9pm is late for me!).

I think I’m really settling in to the quiet life. Our house is massive! We have 12 foot ceilings and the bedroom sizes would probably be around the same size as our old loungeroom. I honestly don’t know how we are going to go back to a smaller house. We’ll feel so cramped in comparison. I’ve started to get into a slight routine each week. Wednesdays are generally my home day where I clean the house, edit photos, write and sometimes bake. I enjoy just pottering around listening to the birds.

We think we may have found a rescue dog that will be a perfect fit for us. The girls and I are going to meet her on Saturday to see if she likes us and if we like her. She’s a 6 month old brown and tan kelpie cross and from the photos we’ve seen of her, we think she’s beautiful. If all goes well, we will be able to adopt her and bring her home with us in a couple of weeks time.

The blueberry season is coming to an end so we’ve been stocking up on the cheap blueberries for the freezer so I can keep baking yummy treats. I joined the local CWA Branch last week and will go along to their monthly meetings. They seem like a nice group of ladies and I’ve offered to start up a Facebook page for them to promote our Branch and the CWA. In May, we have a blueberry day so I’m researching some treats to make for the stall. I’m thinking my Monte Carlo biscuits would be delicious with a blueberry cream filling instead of the raspberry one I usually do. Possibly also adding blueberries to my banana bread recipe. I’ll have to test it first. If you have any suggestions for great blueberry recipes, please send them my way!

I hope you’ve been enjoying our updates. Until next time x

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November 23, 2016 - 10:43 am

Janelle - Loving your blog, Kathryn. Takes me back to my daughter’s early years in Mudgee – exploring the countryside. Thanks so much for sharing. Great photos xx

November 23, 2016 - 10:45 am

admin - Hi Janelle! Thanks for taking the time to read it. I’m glad you are enjoying it. Makes it more enjoyable for me to write and share out experiences when people enjoy it 🙂

November 23, 2016 - 10:58 am

Carl - Loved the time spent, will definitely be back up your way, not until after February I figure. Your blog is so entertaining, and photos are great (as always), although surprised by the ‘sneaky’ one you got of me at Paddys Gully crossing

November 23, 2016 - 11:46 am

admin - After February is totally fine. Mum will be here in December and we’ll be back on the Coast in January anyway 🙂
It was great having you here, hope it was okay to post that photo – I thought it was a good one.

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