πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„Ho,ho,ho Mrs Clause here!!!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„


WIshingΒ all our family,friends and loyal followers a wonderful Christmas and an amazing 2015!

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Maybe some of you will visit us on our travels?? Hint hint!! Just having you all follow the blog and sending us messages and challenges brightens our days! So keep them coming… If you have troubles logging on or responding to a post let us know.

So… 8 weeks on the road – where has it gone? And what have we done? And what have we achieved and learnt??

Leaving Sydney, packing up our home and trying to decide what a family of 5 has to pack to travel for 12 months in a little camper trailer…. Hmmm Β tough job – I still remember the last day and squeezing the last of our belongings into our storage and other stuff into the car – 2 of our lovely friends C and S helping us close up the camper – because we had only taken delivery of our CT only a week earlier we were still learning – it took a while!! And I’m happy to say we have it down pat now!! Β Our first stop at green patch ( which is divine!! Sydneysiders – tip go outside of any holidays) where we stayed 4 nights just to get over the pure exhaustion!!

The kids are learning what their jobs are and are getting better at packing away their sleep bags and camp chairs, washing upπŸ˜‰,helping with tent pegs and ropes for the awnings, filling drink bottles etc,etc! They have barely seen tv, and are learning to find there fun elsewhere – climbing trees, finding beetles, bird watching, beach combing, looking for bones😁 of various animals ( even a whole seal at one beach!) do they still fight ?? Of course they do – especially in the car😠 but they are learning so much about life and nature etc! Distance education is amazing – I am happy to say we are on holidays though !! Yay !!

Four wheel driving is not one of my favourite things – in fact my stress levels go into overdrive – if any of you read about a track we did coming into the Huon valley called Jeffrey’s track πŸ˜– I could barely watch and thank goodness for the 2 guys that helped us out Β I couldn’t do anything!! I was asked to take photos – but not being able to even watch made that quite hard!! We got stuck in sand recently which wasn’t as bad but still had the grey hairs emerging! We had to turn back to the road to go another way that time! But we finished the day with fish and chips ( a big treat) and Christmas carols in Robe SA.

Christmas for us is on Kangaroo island – I am hitting the shops tomorrow for some Christmas cheer – will try and sneak some home made rocky road in ( we are staying in a house! Yes a house for the first time in 8 weeks- thanks Hugh πŸ‘) some Bon bons – J is hoping to catch us a crayfish for lunch???? I heard Oscar telling one of his classmates on the phone that no Santa won’t find us this year …. But grandma is sending a small parcel!! My heart melted- he was so ok with it!❀️

My my favourite places so far …. Hmmm Green Patch NSW is definitely up there, I loved the VIC countryside around Omeo, Boat harbour TAS, NarawntapuΒ NP in TAS is gorgeous as was friendly beaches and bay of fires TAS , the Coorong is very pretty SA and I am sure lots more to come.

Animals – we have seen lots!!! Β Today we found 3 shingle back lizards which was cool! Tassie Devils, rare black carnivorous snails, seals, echidnas,wombats,kangaroos,wallabies and other hopping things of all shapes and sizes – I’m officially confused as to what wallaby is what and what is a pademelon or a bennets wallaby etc etc!!! We have seen only a couple of snakes,dolphins, koalas,emus, thousands of birds – John has turned into a serious twitcher!!

Cooking for a family of 5 on a 3 burner stove – sometimes I see the photos on Instagram that friends are posting of things like weetbix slice!!!! Thanks B!! Made my mouth water!!!! We do lots Like fried rice, fajitas,bbq, damper and toasting marshmallows has been fun – we still need to perfect our damper if anyone has any recipes – Hannah is our damper chef!!!! Hamburgers, Koftas,bacon and eggs and tuna pasta is a rough idea!! Any recipe ideas? Send them through!!!!

Anyway, enough from me! Have a wonderful wonderful Christmas – think of us – we think of you all, have an amazing holiday break and fabulous 2015,

lots of love from all the fifty toes! πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽ

 

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  1. Nigel Hayward

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, John and family. Your adventures are awesome and inspiring so keep them coming!!

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    • Hi Nigel,
      Thanks for following us – hopefully lots more adventure ahead of us!
      Happy Christmas to you and family. We had 34 degrees today in South Australia but luckily it will cool down over the next few days making Christmas a bit more bearable.
      Best Wishes
      John

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  2. Toby bennett

    Hi Xavier Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you to. I hope you get lot’s of presents from mum and dad and Santa . I enjoy reading your blog posts they always amuse me. I look forward to seeing your next post.
    Have a safe and happy holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Toby

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  3. Morris

    Oh that was an amazing blog. Missing you all soooo much. Now I can’t stop crying!!!πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ Santa will come for you all. Maybe not too much in the way of presents but in the amazing trip you are all having and the wonderful experiences you are all sharing. Love you all so much and missing you all xxxxπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§πŸ‘Ά

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  4. Great Aunty

    Hi fifty toes, loved this blog, you all look so happy. We are heading to Orange tomorrow and the others are freezing it off in Canada. Miss you all and the competition sweet for Xmas night. Have an amazing Christmas Day, I wonder what you will see and find that will make it special. I think the tree on the beach is amazing. Love and hugs to all

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  5. Gareth

    Happy Xmas John and family, all the best for your Christmassy travels

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  6. Andrew X Vaughan

    Hi Guys,

    Have a wonderful Christmas! Enjoy your different and adventurous Christmas. We are off to Melbourne tomorrow and I’m frantically packing and getting organised.

    Take care, Love The Vaughans

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