Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trip away

I've been very busy over the last couple of weeks that I've hardly had a chance to turn my computer on let alone update my blog.

I've been working of course and have been called in a couple of extra days when an emergency has come up so that's been keeping me busy on it's own. Of course the kids are always keeping me on my toes too but the real reason I haven't had much of a chance to write is because hubby and I have been away.

We left last Saturday night after work and headed for Ingham in north Queensland. We made it to Rockhampton just before midnight and were both pretty exhausted so we stayed for the night and headed on the next morning.

Ingham was pretty well how I expected with only a few changes as expected by progress since I was last there. As a child and during my teenage years we spent many family holidays going up to Ingham and more specifically Lucinda on the coast where my mum's uncle lives.

I worked out that it had been 15 years since I'd last been in Ingham and Lucinda and some of the changes were a bit mind boggling but overall the places remained pretty much as I had remembered them.

Lucinda is famous for it's sugar terminal and 6km long jetty that transports the sugar to the cargo ships. It's a bit of a sleepy little coastal town on the mainland at the bottom of Hinchinbrook Island and is also quite well known for the good fishing in the area. You can either fish the Herbert River, the Hinchinbrook channel or go further out to sea and fish around Orpheus and Pelorous Islands or even further afield.

Even though we drove over 2500 kilometres all up to stay just a few days, it was so wonderful to get away and also to go back to an area I love and have so many fond memories of from my childhood.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Oh dear, my camera doesn't seem to want to download so I'm having trouble getting some photos on the computer. I decided to write without photos which may be a little boring but I'm off to work again this arvo and over the next couple of days so I probably won't have much time to write. Didn't want you all to think I was neglecting you.

The kidlettes and I have had a few lovely outings over the last couple of days which has kept them pretty excited. We've had a couple of unexpected trips to Caloundra to take N to the doctor so while she was there we went round to the park beside the beach. That was so much fun climbing, sliding, swinging and making new friends.

Then we had to go down early the next morning too so decided that a rare outing to MacDonalds (or Old McDonalds as Little Miss R calls it), for breakfast and a play. The kidlettes have been really well behaved and a complete delight to be with and I've thoroughly enjoyed our time together.

Today is N's birthday so it's been excitement in our house because it means the kidlettes get to open Grandmas presents. It also means cake which we'll make together soon which much mess I'm sure but it'll be fun.

Hope you all have a great day and when I work out what's going on with the camera/computer, I'll post the photos from the last few days.

Update: Yay, guess what? I've finally got my camera and computer talking together so I'll just pop in a few photos of that lovely day out that I had with the kidlettes.