Monday, October 10, 2016

Hello people.....

It seems that I have been away.  Not from my house or anywhere spectacular.  Just from my blog for awhile and it was all completely unintentional.  One day I just stopped taking photos and thinking of things to write and it sort of continued for a little.
Anyway, we're all good here.  The kidlettes keep growing and growing and lovely hubby and I are still plodding along.

The September school holidays finished recently and hubby took a little time off so we could go camping with the kids.  We had to dust the camper trailer off because it had been awhile since we had used it. 
In fact, the last time was when we went up to Double Island point about 18 months ago!
This time we decided that we would go out to Somerset Dam camping which is near the township of Kilcoy and only about a 45 minute drive from home.  In the end we didn't go there as we knew that it would be WAY too crowded and it's also quite expensive for a family on the school holidays. 
I'm not that interested in paying over $50 per night to camp.

Hubby came up with a great idea and contacted some friends who have a farm near the Pumistone Passage which is only a 20 minute drive from our place.
Down by the creek they have a couple of huts with plenty of room to camp.  In fact there's a fishing club which camps there one weekend a month and other friends of theirs camp on other weekends and on the holidays.
We were really lucky that we ended up having the whole place to ourselves for the 5 days we were there which was beyond fantastic.
Little Miss R loved to sit on the jetty and watch the water.  She would do it for ages then jump on her bike and go talk to the cows in one of the nearby paddocks.
There's also a shed which has some tables and a couple of barbeques in it.  You have to bring your own gas bottle and the rules of camping here are to make sure the barbeque is clean and the shed swept out when you leave.  That's it!

Hubby spent a lot of time with the fishing rods in the water.

The kidlettes loved having a fish, especially Little Miss R who was determined to cast her own line.  I untangled a few but she did a good job.
Master M and dad bonded for awhile....until Master M got bored.  (This doesn't take long to do).

We took the kayaks so everyone could have a paddle if they wanted.  Master M stuck close to home and evened braved up and paddled to the opposite side of the creek and back a few times.

Little Miss R was happy to explore further and one afternoon went for a pretty big paddle with her father.  She slept well that night!

There was plenty of room to kick a ball and play some tennis which we did with the kids each day.
Patch was also able to come on holidays with us this time too and he really loved exploring.  Unfortunately he also loved laying in the mud at the edge of the creek at low tide so we had a half white, half black mud dog.

Of course you can't go camping without a campfire and we certainly had one of those going all the time.

We came home pretty relaxed and the kids loved it so much they want to go back there all the time.

Hope you are all well and I'll try not to leave it so long until the next post.

xx Susan

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