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A much needed weekend away

A weekend away couldn’t have come at a better time. The heat here has really been getting to me. It’s constantly over 35 degrees and extremely high humidity. It’s only the start of Summer, I don’t know how I’m going to cope for the next few months. I usually love Summer but have always lived near the ocean where the extreme hot days don’t usually last more than a couple of days and we can usually cool off at the beach in the evenings. The weather here is so different, it just doesn’t seem to let up. Even with the evening thunderstorms, the temperature is still stifling.

So a weekend in Byron Bay was a perfect time to recharge our batteries and get back to the ocean we love. We stayed in a caravan park just out of town that had a great water park with slides and swimming pools. We were only a short drive to the surfing beaches and the shops. We spent Sunday morning surfing and playing at the beach. The cool ocean breeze was perfect and I felt immediately calm and relaxed.

Byron Bay is a lovely colourful town with so many beautiful murals and artworks. It’s very busy with lots of tourists and locals and always a good place to sit and people watch. On Monday morning we drove out to The Farm and had a wander around the fields and checked out the animals. We stopped in for some coffee and amazing pastries.

On our travels we came across some very artistic Christmas trees, one that was made from recycled bicycles and the other decorated with red surfboards. I’m always really impressed by unusual artworks.

Before heading back home, we drove up to Brisbane to collect our new pup Minnie. She was awesome in the car driving three and half hours back home. She’s a beautiful little pup and seems happy in her new home though it will take her a little while to settle in I think. She’s been barking a lot at the other dogs around town and I’m not too happy with how much she’s barking. I really hope that it’s just her getting used to her surroundings and it won’t be a permanent thing.

Fingers crossed she settles into a lovely dog that doesn’t bark quite so much and gets along with other dogs. I think it’s going to be a very long work in progress.


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