It only took us all week but we finally found a nice park WITH a playground! And much to Finn's delight ducks! Also while we were here I bumped into an old friend from my first years at high school, she also has two boys and is still as lovely as ever!
Saturday, 11 May 2013
In a bid to focus on something other then trains we went on a waterfall adventure, visiting both Fitzroy Falls and Fairy Bower Falls.
Ah but low and behold our day was not completely without trains! Conveniently the country link train was due in at Bundanoon just as we finished lunch.
|Edge of the Falls|
|I found a boy fairy in the fairy bower!|
|Fairy Bower Falls|
|And then I found an Imp!|
Friday, 3 May 2013
So the next day of our holidays consisted of a really bad chai and a few more markets in the morning (none as good as the previous days) and then ending up in Robertson for the afternoon. It was strange being in Robertson on a Balmy 24 degree sunny day... not at all how I remember it, foggy and rainy would have been much better suited to my memories!
|Mum take a photo of my ice cream!|
We took a wander up the street to the Old Cheese Factory (and yes we bought more cheese haha), all the while Hugh asking 'can we go and see some trains again?' The Old Cheese Factory sits by what I thought was an old rail line, it has lovely big glass window that face the tracks. So we were halfway through lunch and Hugh had wondered over to the windows and pipes up 'mum here comes a train' yeah yeah buddy if you say so ... next minute thundering pass the window comes a freight train! Voila train heaven again!
Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Our first morning in Bowral happened to be the same morning as the markets, yay! And boy did we hit the jackpot so glad we ventured there before the supermarket. We got all our fresh fruit and veg as well as some local olives and cheeses! All of which was completely delicious.
|Climbing was way more fun the fruit and veg!|
That afternoon, we unintentionally started a train trend for this holiday. We took the boys to All Aboard Model Railways in Braemar, just a short drive away. They thought it was great! I enjoyed a lazy seat in the autumn sunshine while they watched the trains both inside and outside go round and round.
They also had a range of Thomas stuff for sale so naturally we added to our collection with a Henry and a Victor.
|Keeping a tight hold on his new train..even in his sleep.|
Monday, 22 April 2013
We were all very excited/relieved to be finally holidaying again. It felt good to be back in an airport, and booking through our luggage for the first time in a very long time on a domestic flight, was great! Although my hand bag was still loaded with stuff and really heavy :( oh well I will have to work on that one next time.
Arriving in Sydney we picked up our hire car, which to Hugh's great excitement was blue (he had requested a blue one..I did try to explain that we really have no choice in the matter!) It was quite late and Hugh crashed out on the drive down, Finn on the other hand had different ideas, and was even up for some train playing when we arrived.
|Watching Thomas with no sound.|
|A bit of wind down time.|
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
Two sleeps to go!!! I think we are all very in need of this little get away. But before it happens one must set about packing again. I'm sure I do better at the unplanned quick chuck stuff in than these well thought out trips. I even have a list so I'm not sure why it still takes me forever. Hugh seems to have it sorted informing me this morning (right after he questioned whether I was human) that he had packed...
Hmm human or not I think we better stick to my packing! Although funnily enough it's Hugh that I have already completely packed for, I'm not sure whether he's the easiest or its just his complete lack of winter clothing that makes him the easiest...probably the latter.
For this trip we bought Finn a trunki! I'm excited ha ha I thought about them last trip and didn't but wished I had have when there still ended up being so much babes/toddlers in arms through airports. So we just got one and thought we would give it a go..I have high hopes :)
Friday, 15 March 2013
Yay! I only just realised it's this close! Although we are staying in the country this time, we are taking a week away for ourselves, usually when we travel domestically its to visit family, this time its a holiday (sorry family we do love you!)
So where are we off to? Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW. I'm excited as I grew up around this area and even did my first 2 yrs of High School in Bowral. However, I haven't really been back since so it will be really nice. Also I'm counting on it being nice and cool down there by mid April, such a refreshing change from here on the far north coast.
We haven't told the boys we are going yet, I'm bursting to tell them but I know if I tell them too early I must put up with the over excitement haha...lucky we have Easter as a diversion tactic in between. But I know Hugh we be even more excited when I tell him we are flying Qantas! (As am I!) last year they started flying from the Gold Coast to Sydney ... just can't wait until they decide to fly to Melbourne as well!!!
So anyway with flights, car and accommodation booked there's not much left but to wait and enjoy..actually I need to book car seats :)