Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I'm Back ... Finally !!

Hello Dear Blog-Friends,

It seems like ages since I last posted, and got around to reading all your blogs ... and I guess it has been ages ... since before Easter (excepting the brief post I did whilst away ... but that doesn't really count !!)

So, what have I been up to ??? More to the point, what have you been up to ??? OK, me first !!

We went up to Bonnie Doon on Good Friday, for a week and a bit of R & R. The weather was totally wonderful ... blue skies and sunshine all the way through.

It is a games and fun weekend, Easter weekend, up at the caravan park we stay at (Peppin Point). We played darts on the Friday night (well, the boys mostly did, we girls watched !!). Saturday had lawn bowls, tennis, and various other games. I played lawn bowls (which was held on the tennis courts), which I hadn't played before, and made it through to round 2, where I bombed out. Great fun, though.

Saturday night was Trivia Night. My cousin and I run this ... I had spent hours and hours putting together the questions in the week prior ... he calls the questions on the night, and I do all the scoring and sorting of results. The night was deemed a great success, with lots of fun (and drinks!!) had by all.

Sunday (apart from being Easter) was the finals of the lawn bowls, tennis, as well as BMX racing and something else (oops, I can't remember what it was !!). There was also an Easter Egg hunt, with the Easter Bunny making an appearance !!

As well as the Easter Bunny paying us a visit on Easter Sunday, so did my mum & dad. We went for a bit of a cruise through the lake-bed (no water, remember !!) with the 4WD, and ventured upon a river and bridge we hadn't seen before. So, of course, out came the camera ...

We had a wonderful day with my parents, we always do. We just get along so well, and have lots of fun.

Hubby went home Monday afternoon, as he had to work Tuesday through to Friday. Chicky and I stayed at the caravan park ... car-less !! Fortunately, there were a few others around, so we weren't totally stranded !!

Some friends took the kids out to a water (mud) hole, to try and catch some carp that had become stranded there. Well, the kids thought the pleasant art of fishing was no fun, so decided to have a mud fight. They had a ball, got totally covered in mud. Here's the end result (I have only chosen to share a back-view of these kids, as I'm wary of posting pictures of kids, other than my own, on the internet !).

During the course of the week, they ended up doing this twice more, each time coming back more filthy. Got some spectacular photos, though ... and the kids had so much fun. They do say mud is good for the skin, don't they !?!?!?!

Apart from the kids having fun, so did I. I read a couple of books (I loooooooove to read), crocheted a bit (I've been working on a blanket for years, but only do a little bit each Winter ... it should be finished this century sometime !!!), and attempted a bit more of my cross-stitch. The cross-stitch is another project I started some time ago, and it keeps getting put aside. One day !! It is a gorgeous picture of a cat (how unusual !!) laying on a tree branch, with his leg dangling down ... absolutely beautiful (at least it will be, one day !!). Also caught up with some friends, chatted heaps, drank some, ate a lot !! Well, isn't that what you do on holidays !?!?!

Overall, a wonderful week. Didn't take as many photos as normal ... but didn't really go anywhere, either.

Arrived home Sunday 1ish, dumped our stuff from out of the car, got changed, and headed out to a party !!! OMG, what a busy day.

Worked yesterday (Monday), so haven't had a chance to fiddle on the computer properly yet !!

I have a day off today, and I need to go out shopping (it's Chicky's 13th birthday on Friday), and then come home and do some long overdue housework (getting visitors on Friday night, not sure if I'll have a lot of time for housework Friday ... so it's today or never). Then back working Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is for groceries, and preparation for visitors !! Gosh, hope I have time to relax !!! We also have a pool-party for Chicky on Sunday afternoon, at the local wave-pool ... 20 kids !!! OMG !!!

So, that's me taken care of ... what about you ??? I guess I will have to drop on by your blogs, to see what you've been up to. Keep an eye out for me, I'll be there soon.

Have a wonderful week

Take care,


Anonymous said...

Wow now that's getting into fishing!

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Welcome back!

Val said...

I enjoyed seeing the photos of the re-emerged bridges.

Don't forget we're supposed to get together soon...did we decide on a particular week?

Diane J. said...

My, you have been busy! I missed you, Meow.

Happy Birthday to your girl! :-)

Have a great week, my friend.

Anonymous said...

I think it would have been even funner if you had tried to cross that lovely bridge you found..talk about an adventure!!

Anonymous said...

Just the idea of taking books and crocheting just because your relaxed enough to enjoy it sounds wonderful.

People pay a lot of money for those mud baths...lol

Take care,

Peter said...

Hi Meow, good to see you back sounds like a great Easter at Bonnie Doon.

CiscoKid said...

Mud and Fun. That is great combination. Those bridges must be quite something up close...

Clare said...

Welcome back Meow and sounds like you had a great time at Bonnie Doon as always and got some great photos.

Happy Birthday for Chicky for Friday. You will have to let us know what you have planned for her.

PEA said...

Welcome back Meow...you've been missed!! It does sound like a wonderful and fun time was had at Bonny Doon...I would have loved to join in that mud fight! lol Loved all your pictures, looks like you were having some nice sunny days! Happy Birthday to Chicky:-) xoxo

Chloe said...

welcome back kitty. i love the photo of the muddy kids.

Lee said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderfully relaxed time up at Bonnie Doon, Meow...you'll have wound yourselves up to get started again! :)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You look like you've had a great time. It's been quite warm where I am. I've booked a cruise to Ireland/Iceland & Norway for June/July.

Dawn said...

OMG the mud fight looked fun:) Looks and sounds like all had a great time!!

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Welcome back!

Greeneyes said...

Fantastic ,I miss you when your gone but it makes it all the better whne you come back with post like this ,love the pic esp the mud fights LOL , wish you were muddy too LOL
and a Humungous HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Birhtday to CHICKY on Friday ,what a wonderful age 13 , I wish her all her dreams come true and a extra wonderful day ,


Meow said...

Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments. Since writing that post, I haven't had time to scratch. Apologies for no individual responses to your comments.
Take care, hugs, Meow