Sun, football and back to work

It’s late so there isn’t much to say for now. Woke up in Nelson Bay, another really nice day, and we headed to the beach again. But the water was still dirty and it was surprisingly hot. We didn’t last more than a half hour before heading back to pack up and head home. Listened ...

Review: Robot Chicken Season 1 or Pop Culture geekery at crack speed 1

Miracle of miracles today … good weather! Found out today that there had been 13 days straight of rain before now, which I was also reminded coincided exactly with school holidays. But finally, today was actually pretty nice, so after the usual morning difficulties we headed to the beach. The water was kind of dirty, ...

Such a lazy, lazy day …

We drove up to Nelson Bay late last night, which was probably a bit insane, but safe enough really. It rained a lot at different times, but we got through with only one pitstop for dinner. And today was just so lazy … a public holiday for Anzac day, and it was still raining a ...

If the weather doesn’t improve …

After usually averaging at least a year between visits, we’re back to Nelson Bay this weekend with only a month’s gap since the last trip. It’s a three day weekend, so should be a good relaxing time. Except, the weather is still nightmarish, possibly worse now than earlier in the week. Who can I blame ...

Holidays end … but just the beginning?

Had to head back to Sydney today … always sad to go, but there’s a few more days of break left to relax, and there’s a happy realisation that Nelson Bay isn’t that far away anyway. We’re already aiming to coming back here late next month, with the appealing realisation that Anzac Day is on ...

Photo stop without the photo …

More fun in the sun today, with the weather coming good in the morning again, so we headed to Dutchies again. It was basically empty, and while it’s kind of constantly surprising even though we’re here completely out of holiday time, it’s still odd to see. After a while it became more clear why not ...

Why I like holidays now …

This is why I like holidays now … getting away from work, from commuting, from not being with the family. Truthfully, the reverse can be a little tiring of course, but being able to spend all your time with your kids and not actually having to worry about anything else just distills the good bits ...

Fog, holidays and pondering the future

What a day … the strangest fog first thing in the morning. Tom and his family had to go home early, so everyone ended up at the crack of dawn after Millie got up at 5am! The fog was really heavy, and it didn’t look like we’d do anything much, but by lunch time it ...

Being a kid again

An overcast day today, but with a house full of kids we went to the beach anyway. The little one, Dutchies — a perfect kids beach really. And while the water was so-so, it was a great morning anyway. Seeing the four of them, with a collective age of 10 (that’s 4,3,2 and 1) probably ...

Holidays and fan favourites

Headed up to Nelson Bay early this afternoon, to spend nearly a week up at the family house. For the Easter weekend Sallie’s brother Tom and his family will stay with us, which will be a good chance for Will and Alex to spend time with their cousins Millie and Emma — something they don’t ...
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