It’s hard to believe we’ve been here 5 months already. I’ve had a really settled couple of weeks and am feeling in control again. The girls are happy and have made a little friend in town who comes and plays every now and then. They’re very excited that a new skate park has been built across the road from the pub and we can walk over there and practice skateboarding after school now.
Now that the weather has cooled down a bit, there is an organised ball sports every fortnight at the local public school oval. Last week the girls had a try at cricket, next week is rugby. They were a bit nervous at first not knowing how to play and not knowing many of the kids that turned up but they had a go and ended up really enjoying themselves. One of their friends from school goes and we’ve arranged with her parents for her to have a sleepover next Tuesday night afterwards so all three girls are very excited.
We have a couple of big concrete water tanks in the backyard that were looking a bit drab so Linden decided on an art project and we started painting them last week with some funky designs. One will have a rising sun over some green hills and the other will have a garden gate and a hedge. The girls are enjoying the project but we haven’t had a chance to finish it yet. A really busy weekend and a few days of rain have postponed our painting for a while.
We went exploring on Sunday and went to the Channon Craft Market and Nimbin. The Market was fun and colourful as always. I managed to buy my niece a lovely 21st birthday present that I hope she likes. After lunch we drove out to Nimbin to check it out. I’d never been so it was good to see all the funky little shops and cafes. We went for a swim at the local pool and stopped for a chai tea and soft drink while people watching the colourful characters of the area.
I’ve been busy up at the school logging up my hours for my course and have managed to get myself a few more days paid work next week so that will keep me busy. They’ve even asked me to work in the office doing some administration work soon. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to do casual work up here since I didn’t think I would be able to find any work. It’s only a few days here and there but it’s doing wonders for my mental health and helps the bank balance too which is the main reason we moved up here.
All in all, things are looking pretty fab at the moment.
Until next time x