Sunday, 14 April 2013

the sunday drive - picnicking

Sophie - our newly front-toothless girl - is a big fan of picnics.  To honour the last day of the school holidays, we packed up the car and headed off for a feast at Lake Nillahcootie.  It's about an hour's drive from home, a place I'd come to as a schoolgirl many moons ago.  Somewhere around the house, I should still have a sketch I reluctantly drew during that excursion. I remember being particularly bolshy that day (!) and annoying my already-grumpy teacher.  Joy of joys, I'm very glad my school days are behind me!
We thought we might walk across this bridge after lunch, but when we neared the entrance it had a very tall fence and no entry signs.  The best we could do was walk near it at ground level, where we sat while the kids played.  Jono and Soph made castles and house with stones, while Tom did a spot of rock climbing.  Only very low, mind you, as we didn't want any broken bones.  They tend to put a dampener on a day out!
 The kids loved getting out and about - just a simple change of scene.  The only costs were however much fuel it took to drive there and a loaf of bread!  We brought leftovers from dinner last night - marinated lamb, feta and beetroot salad and dips and cheeses we'd had with friends.  Delicious!
Jono happily picked up a stick and started drawing in the dirt.  He told us he was painting Sophie!  It's amazing hearing how many words he has, the most talkative of our children at this age.
Poor old Barbie was exhausted after her day at the Lake, just like me!  We arrived home during the early afternoon and we're all off to bed early tonight, ready for school tomorrow.  It's been a whirlwind holiday and think we could almost do with another week...  we will just have to wait until June!

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  1. Funny Jonno, gappy Sophie and philosophical Tom.

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    1. Absolutely! Gappy girl is almost minus another, it's hanging by a thread.

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  2. Kate is right with her descriptions but I was worried about the abandoned Barbie, I hope she managed to get a lift home! How lovely to have had an outing like this, especially with a yummy picnic. Love Mrs A

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    1. Barbie did make it home, as did her other mates who came along for the ride. You will have to join us next time!

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