Hello from Narooma, on the South Coast of NSW. It’s one of our favourite spots to get away, and we have been here almost every year since we moved to the farm. We’ve finally made it to the holidays! The last week of term seemed like a sprint, with so much to do, and not nearly enough time to do it in. I stepped away from the computer purely due to lack of time, and though we’ve been doing lots, we have been having fun too!
Last Wednesday afternoon we drove up to Sydney so that Hannah could compete at the state swimming finals on Thursday morning. She was in a relay event for small schools (less than 25 students) which I love because there is no way our little school can compete with large city schools. Her team had to go through a district and regional swim meet to qualify for the state finals. She had been training hard, and it was so exciting and special for her to be able to compete in the pool at the Sydney Aquatic Centre. It was all very serious, with them having to wear a certain swim cap, and her name was even on the board while she was swimming her lap. Her team did really well, and all us parents were bursting with pride at how our kids from a little village did their best, and got to compete in such a special place. It’s something they will always remember. Talk about proud mum – I never expected any child with my genetics to do anything so sporty! Just quietly, Hannah was pretty chuffed too!
Once Hannah’s race was over, we headed to the mountains for a few days catching up with family and friends. Hannah had grown like a weed all summer and had virtually no clothes that fitted her well, so she and I went clothes shopping in the afternoon. Gone are the days where she will wear what ever I buy. She now has opinions about what she likes, but thankfully, we are mostly on the same page. Finding jeans has been a problem though. She is so tall and thin, that jeans that are actually long enough slide right off her. We’re on the look out for some good jeans that have adjustable waist tags – Know any good ones? We did find some leggings, t shirts, a cute skirt, winter boots, and a winter coat for her, so at least we now know she won’t freeze as the weather cools down.
We had such a good time in the mountains. As well as shopping with Hannah, we ate like kings because Mum pulled out all the stops on the food front with all kinds of home made goodies, we managed to visit some great bookshops and everyone got some books, I had a quick peek in my fave clothing shop ever, and we managed to catch up with friends. A really good weekend!
Yesterday afternoon we drove straight from the mountains to Narooma. Today was spent lazing about, scooting along the foreshore path, playing on the tidal flats during low tide, and generally having fun.
We are going to spend few more days here, enjoying the quiet and relaxation before we head back to the farm and get into Autumn mode. I’m feeling motivated to clear out a few lurking cupboards, and we need to go for a drive to collect some acorns to feed the pigs. Clearly a week away is what I needed to get my head back in shape. Love a holiday!
Have you got a sporty kid, but not sure how it happened? Know any good places to get kids jeans? Where do you go to get away? What’s been happening around your neck of the woods lately?