The girls have had a real treat this past couple of days. Lucy’s best friend and her mum came to visit on Tuesday and we showed them the sights of Tabulam. A lunch at the café, buying local blueberries that have just come into season and a play at the river were on the agenda. We then took a trip to Byron Bay with them and as luck would have it, Alice’s best friend was in the area with her family so we were able to catch up with her for a couple of hours too.
It was so lovely to see Lucy back to her quirky cute self and it was like her and her bestie haven’t been apart at all! Alice and her friend quickly picked up their friendship too and she was so happy.
We stopped for coffee and gelato on the way in Bangalow. I was pleasantly surprised by their CWA Rooms, it was a buzz of activity with ladies sitting around tables knitting and chatting. There were lots of beautiful handmade crafts to purchase too.
In Byron we stayed in a caravan park and the girls played in the water park and showed off their gymnastic skills on the jumping pillow. We had absolutely perfect weather and walked from The Pass up to the Lighthouse yesterday morning. Whale season is definitely in full swing and we saw dozens of humpback whales migrating, with some coming really close to shore. It’s such an amazing sight to see.
We wandered the streets, stopping for coffees and treats for the girls. There were buskers almost every each street corner to listen to and so much colour in street art. The three girls loved all the souvenir shops wanting to go in every one to see what they could buy with their pocket money. Eventually they settled on postcards, some jewellery, bookmarks, crystals, and little animals.
Walking along the main street one evening heading to Thai Lucy for dinner, we were stopped by a lady saying she’d love to photograph the ‘redheaded twins’. I had a little giggle and told her they weren’t twins but thanks for the offer. She gave me her business card and wants me to contact her next time we are in Byron. I did have a look at her work when I got home and wow, she is good! Maybe I’ll take her up on her offer one day.
We also visited The Farm in Ewingsdale, admiring the piglets and free range chickens, cracked Macadamias in the Macadamia orchard and ate delicious pastries from the bakery.
It was such a special couple of days for us to unwind and enjoy the company of friends. Although it is nice to back home to the peace and quiet of Tabulam, we do love Byron Bay.
We’ll have a few days rest then off to SeaWorld Resort next week for two nights with more friends. It’s really going to be an amazing but busy school holidays.