We returned from Adelaide on Monday and stayed in Brisbane the night before driving home on Tuesday. The children and I really enjoyed our stay although the first morning was the coldest in 2 yrs! We found the cold very difficult to adjust to but luckily it wasn't quite as cold by the end of our stay. We had many rides on miniature steam trains and played in some great playgrounds. We visited my Aunt and Uncle who live on a little farm in the foothills of Adelaide. The farm is picturesque with cows, alpacas and abundant bird life on the small lake. The kids loved the huge rope swing and riding in Nigel's 106yr old Speedwell - vintage car. Of course we visited the zoo and saw the cuddly pandas. Luckily one was on the move whilst the other just lay about on hot rocks. We loved the graceful giraffes and cute little meerkats who were never still.
I attended my 20 yr school reunion whilst in Adelaide. It was very interesting to see how there have been many new innovations made but the old traditions still remain. After a tour of some of the school we went to an old "watering hole" which has been done up into a boutique pub and enjoyed many champers with the girls.
We stayed with Richard (brother), Trudie and the children's cousins, Alex and Lachlan at either end of our trip. It was lovely for all of us to catch up and the kids loved playing with their cousins.
This week has been filled with washing, washing, washing and work. I have a huge ironing pile to tackle this afternoon. School holidays have begun which will be relaxing and spent at home as we've already had our holiday.
Have a good week.