School holidays were as hectic as usual with very little rest time but it was so good to catch up with family and old friends. The first week of school holidays saw us on the Gold Coast for 3 days catching up with one of Lucy’s dear friends from the Central Coast and having an absolute ball at SeaWorld and MovieWorld. The little daredevils are finally tall enough for the big rides at MovieWorld and they dragged me on all the rides with them. The new DC Rivals rollercoaster was as scary as it looks and I felt like I was having an anxiety attack in the queue but I’m glad I didn’t back out and can now say I’ve been on it. They say it’s the tallest, longest and fastest roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere. You can even pay extra to ride it backwards if you are keen which I most certainly was not but Lucy would have if I had let her. I’m not so sure I’d do it again but the girls loved it.
We also had a visit from one of our Bonalbo school friends who has moved to Melbourne. It was so good to see her and hear all about her new school and what she’s up to in Melbourne.
My best friend came to visit with her two girls and stayed for a few days. We showed them around town, introduced them to the calves along Racecourse Road, explored the river and had a great day at Bald Rock National Park climbing the rock and visiting Captain Thunderbolt’s cave. I loved having them visit and showing her our Tabulam life.
During the second week of school holidays, we flew back to the Central Coast for a couple of days for some appointments. We only had a very limited time to catch up with friends but we were able to squeeze a couple of visits with the girls’ Empire Bay school friends and a lovely dinner with family. We’ll be back again for a couple of weeks in January so will hopefully have more time to catch up with friends then.
The new term has started and we are all systems go with a new school for Alice. She’s now travelling into Casino to get her re-adjusted to a larger school and get her ready for high school. So far so good, she’s coming home all smiles and stories about the lessons she’s doing and the friends she’s met. She has lots of activities to prepare for this term which she is really enjoying. It’s a huge relief to see her so happy.
The frost has burned off most of Linden’s garden but it will bounce back once the warmer weather arrives I’m sure. All in all, our very busy life in Tabulam is going extremely well at the moment.
Until next time x