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Hooray for Holidays

I started this Blog as a personal diary for our family of our time in Tabulam. One day, we hope to print it out for us to remember what we did and what fun we had. I can’t believe that it’s been almost a month since I last wrote a post. The last couple of weeks of term were crazy busy with me working full-time in the office at the school.

I missed out on a lot of things the girls were doing at the school but we are finally starting to see some money being saved and getting that step closer to paying off the mortgage. The girls had their school athletics carnival and both did so well, receiving ribbons for almost every event they entered and Alice being named Junior Girls Champion. She was so proud of herself. They will compete in the District Carnival next term with the other local schools.

We’ve celebrated a couple of birthdays since my last entry. Alice turned 10 and Linden turned 40. My Mum (Nanny) came to stay for Alice’s birthday and we had a lovely time with her. At least the weather was kinder to her this time around and not as hot as her Summer visit. Alice chose to spend the day in Byron Bay and while the sun was out, it was a bit too windy to spend much time at the beach so we wandered around town, visited the lighthouse, had afternoon tea at a lovely café and then drove home for dinner.

While Nanny was here, I took her to visit Tooloom Falls which had a heap of water flowing after the recent rain we’ve had. It was looking much better than the last time I visited a few months back.

The girls and I have started a beginner’s Archery course in Lismore on Saturday afternoons. I’m loving learning something new and we all get so excited when one of our arrows hits the gold in the middle of the target. Admittedly, our target is pushed pretty close to us but we are just learning technique at the moment. I hope to get a bow and arrow for us to use at home, we have a huge paddock out the back that we could set up with targets. The girls are enjoying it too, though Alice has a hyper-extended elbow and it gets bruised by being hit with the string each time she shoots (even with arm guards). We have been given some exercises to help her twist her elbow without twisting her wrist which will hopefully help.

We are so happy for two weeks’ school holiday and are waiting for one of Lucy’s best friends to arrive this afternoon for a visit. Then tomorrow we are going to go over to Byron Bay for two nights with them. A girls trip away sounds perfect. We are so excited to see her and her Mum and we have lots to show them. The cows up the road all have calves and we have a beautiful big python down by the river that suns itself on a tree. Linden even saw a platypus a couple of weeks back but I’ve not seen one yet.

Next week we have another adventure planned – Sea World for two nights with one of my dearest friends and her two girls. Stay tuned for the updates.

Until next time.

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