Thursday, 28 August 2014

At last!

It's holiday time once again and finally after 5 attempts this year, my husband and I are travelling to the Sunshine Coast of Australia for 6 weeks.
This will be the first holiday that I haven't had to phone either of my late parents each day whilst away, or wondering how they are getting on.
Our youngest son, his wife and their 3 little children will continue to live in our house until we return.  Hopefully I will be able to visit blogs and post to mine whilst on holiday, I will enjoy doing it.

The mileage for the trip one way is about 2,450km (1,522m).  Of course if we divert it's longer and more mileage.
We go across from Devonport to Melbourne via the Spirit of Tasmania (the ferry), this trip on the sea takes approximately 10 or 11 hours. We eat on board, go to our cabin and sleep as it's a night sailing.  We stay at Motels which are lovely and clean, most being modern. We eat all our meals out and are both tired come bedtime.  Then up early the next morning for a days drive again until we arrive. 


This photo would have been taken when I was about 4 or 5 years of age. My mother used to make most of my clothes right up to when I was 16.


20 comments:

  1. Oh M have fun and enjoy every moment it is great that your son and his family are staying in your house there is nothing for you to worry about. You deserve this time my friend. You are going to have a fabulous time I just know it. xoxoxooxo Hug G

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    1. Thank you G. I will enjoy for sure as been looking forward to a big break away :) Hugs M xoxox

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  2. Dear Margaret - hope both of you have a great holiday and wonderful trip - this holiday is something that you both must need following such a difficult time this year.

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    1. Hello Rosemary,
      Thank you, we will enjoy and it certainly has been one heck of a year.

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  3. Margaret, have wonderful and fantastic holidays. And it is very nice you can be online. Take a lot of photos for a friend from Europe, please. Travel safely. Gosia

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    1. Thank you. I sure will take heaps of photos and put some online if I can whilst away, if not when I get home.

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  4. i hope you enjoy your holiday and return safe and sound and take lots of photos. your photo is so cute. your dress is lovely, your mum was very talented. :)

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  5. What a sweet picture. Your mother was very talented to make all your clothes, and I'll be you loved them. Have a wonderful trip.

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    1. Thank you. I always liked the clothes my mum made for me.

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  6. Hello Margaret,

    This all sounds wonderful and must be something that you are not only looking forward to but really need. This has been a stressful time for you and a long, adventurous break must surely be a good thing. Enjoy!

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    1. So looking forward to the holiday...and thank you..

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  7. I hope you are feeling refreshed. This is an adorable photo and how blessed you were to have a Mum who made your clothes.

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    1. Starting to thanks, it takes time after all of what's been happening and did happen :) my mum was always sewing in the evening after her day at work :)

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  8. Have a wonderful holiday! That is a long drive but I'm sure you will find things to enjoy on the way.
    The dress your mom made looks so girly and cute. Little girls were dressed so sweetly in those days.

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    1. Thank you Cynthia. It's a good drive, we like doing it instead of flying. Yes, little girls didn't wear slacks/jeans back in those days :)

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  9. At last you can relax and enjoy yourselves. Have a safe and enjoyable journey. Hope the wind has stopped by the time you arrive. We are having a cool snap but it is going to be hot soon.

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    1. Thanks Diane. Was windy yesterday but not too bad today though there was a cool breeze today.

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