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Hello 2017

Happy New Year to all my family and friends who take the time to read my updates. I am very grateful and without the encouragement and awesome feedback I’ve been receiving from my Blog posts, I wouldn’t keep going. I’ve always enjoyed taking and sharing my photos but didn’t realise how much I would enjoy writing. So thank you all!

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I’d love to hear what they are and how you are going with them. If you are like me and don’t make resolutions, what are your hopes and dreams for 2017? I’m hoping we get the chance to explore more of the North Coast while we are living here with as many weekend getaways to the beach as we can manage. I’m sure our 3 years here will fly by and I’d love to see as much of the area as we can.

Linden’s garden is starting to colour up with some pretty flowers he’s planted in the front garden. In a few months it will be a sea of colour and will look so good. He’s such a hard worker and just loves his garden. And we get so many garden visitors. Yesterday, the girls caught two Christmas Beetles, a Stick Insect and two Katydids. Today it was a huge green frog.

We had a lovely couple of weeks with Mum though the weather wasn’t very kind to us and we weren’t able to get out and about as much as we had hoped. Still, it was lovely to spend time with her and the girls loved having their Nanny around (even if she did leave her hearing aids at home and couldn’t hear half of what we said!!).

Saying goodbye to Nanny yesterday morning on another hot day we were so relieved by a beautiful cool change and rain in the afternoon. It’s barely rained more than a few drops since we’ve been here and as we can only get tank water, we were hoping that we would get a good downpour soon. It was perfect and the temperature has dropped dramatically which makes everyone happier.

Having one visitor leave, we are now awaiting the arrival of our next visitors. One of my dearest friends Louise and her two boys will be arriving tomorrow to stay for 2 nights. I used to work with Louise a lifetime ago. She moved to the Sunshine Coast and we’ve managed to stay in touch and visit whenever we are able. I love seeing her when we get the chance and it’s like we only saw each other yesterday. The girls are looking forward to showing her boys around town and swimming in the river.

Here’s to an amazing 2017 full of adventure. I wish for you the very best for the year in health and happiness.

Until next time xx

January 4, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Karen - Hi Kathryn, I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog and your photos are absolutely breath taking. I’m glad to hear you’re all settling in and I agree that your 3 years out there will have flown by before you realise! Happy 2017 to you all, I hope the year is full of happiness, good health and great memories (and lots of visitors). Take care, Karen x

January 9, 2017 - 8:45 am

admin - Hi Karen, thanks so much!! Only 33 months to go 😉 Hope you are all well, love seeing your beautiful boys on Instagram xx

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