Things I’ve learnt on holidays…

Our trip was an eye opener for many reasons. Here are some of the things I found out while away…

  • All the planning and organising in the world is no match for Mother Nature. In January we dealt with 40degrees in a tent, this time round was gale force winds.
  • Alex is a flirt! Every waitress or shop assistant we came across got the full brunt of his charm… and they were putty in his hands!
  • I think kids and piers should stay clear of each other. I have a not-so irrational fear of my children doing something silly and falling into the deep, black ocean. I’m a confident swimmer and would dive in to save them, but I’m not confident enough in the kids’ skills to feel calm while wandering along a jetty.
  • I know way too many HI-5 songs.
  • Driving through miles and miles of lush, green farmland has concreted my desire for an acreage. The rolling hills, scrubland full of ghost-gums and gorgeous farm houses are my dream. Sadly, these quaint dwellings are always so far out of even the smallest of towns, and since I also crave late night access to shops and doctors clinics, I think this is on the back burner for quite a while.
  • I find it hard to switch off and relax. I need to learn how to just be.
  • Alex discovered pay phones! Every time we passed one, he shout loudly “that’s for when your iPhone is broken”!
  • My kids are tired criers. Once fatigue hits, the tears start over the smallest of things.
  • Holidays are a great way to overlook all the things that annoy me about our house, coz in the end…There’s no place like home!
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10 thoughts on “Things I’ve learnt on holidays…

  1. We are seasoned campers and I think each time we go I still learn something new! Totally agree with you about piers!! Hubby thinks I am nuts but the Murray also scares the shit out of me and I never let the kids even get within two meters of it…..it’s just so fast flowing and scarey

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