Wednesday, 18 July 2007

I'm Back

Wow, doesn't time fly when you are having so much fun.

We have had a wonderful holiday in Queensland and New South Wales. We drove all the way, stopping along the way. We spent most of the time on the Gold Coast visiting some of the theme parks.

The weather was warm and sunny and even though it was very busy, we had a wonderful time together as a family. The kids voted 'Movieworld' the best theme park for rides. I loved Dreamworld but my absolute favourite was the Australian Zoo (Steve Irwin).

I was so impressed with this park. It is so well run. The gardens and grounds are amazing. It feels like you are right in the Irwins' backyard. The landscaping features are just amazing. I will post a few pics just to show you.

The work they have done on this park is outstanding. It is so family friendly. My kids were even patting an echidna (not sure if that was a wise thing to do or not). Kangaroos are hopping all over the place, and of course there are the crocs. The staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and encourage questions. They are so knowledgable. I now know why we all need to be 'Wildlife Warriors' just like the Irwin family.

Anyway, please do visit this amazing zoo if you are ever in the neighbourhood.

We spent this last weekend in Sydney catching up with family and friends. Sydney is just a beautiful city - I can never get enough of the gorgeous harbour. Although, the driving in Sydney is alot faster than in Melbourne - which had me gripping the door a fair bit.

So we are finally home, and what a lovely welcome we received. July's coldest day in 9 years!!! and today is not much better. It really makes you appreciate the holidays up north, doesn't it.

Confession time - I have not been to one fabric or craft shop since I have been away. I also have not done any sewing or crafting of any sort. It was really hard going in the beginning, but I am so glad that I have had a break - I will be ready to start again very soon (after the washing and unpacking is done, that is).

I can't wait to start reading all my bloglines and catch up with everybody again - thanks for all the comments for a good holiday -

Back soon

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dizzyjadey said...

Welcome back! We missed you heaps. Looks like you had a very good break. Can't wait to see more happy snaps.

Louise said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had some fantastic family holiday time and I'm sure your boys loved it. I think it would be nice to have some time away from crafting - I'm sure it would be good for the creative juices!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! You're back! We missed you. It's so funny to think of you going north to get warm -- we go south. But then you knew that. I just forget stuff like that. ;-)

Drewzel said...

Holiday sounds fab! Lucky you! I know what you mean about having a break from crafting, I must try that one day...except I can't even watch tv at night without my fingers getting fidgety!