Perth has been putting on a show with its glorious Autumn weather. We even hit the beach, kayaked and swam. It is amazing how your mood lifts as soon as your feet hit the sand. You feel relaxed as soon as you breathe the salty air deep into your lungs.
A last minute decision was made to make the most of the sunshine. We threw the tent into the 4wd and ventured down some tracks into the Avon Valley National Park. The tent was pitched riverside. We cooked dinner on the fire, drank red wine into the wee hours and star gazed.
Unfortunately Master B woke with a high temp so the trip was cut short. A quick night away was still enough time to recharge the batteries.
JJ had grandparents day at school so they could learn about the olden days! My mum drove 400 kms just to be a part of it. She taught the children games from yesteryear. JJ is a natural at marbles. Maybe she will grow up to be a champion bowler.
Her visit coincided with mothers day and while we had a quiet day due to Master B feeling poorly it was still nice to spend it with my mum.
I made the most of mums visit and relished in some me time! Not having family in Perth makes motherhood even more challenging. It is not easy to get a break, some time out. My eyebrows become two with a visit to the beautician. I even took a yoga class which gave me a chance to clear my mind.
In other news my little old blog turned two. I have enjoyed this space, my little spot on the internet. Being a stay at home mum I needed something for myself. A distraction from the challenges of motherhood. Something just for me. I started my blog as a place to share my knowledge of the travel industry and to share our adventures. It has given me more pleasure that I ever expected.
Once a week I am hitting the pool and doing some swimming training with friends. We have decided to participate in the Busselton Jetty Swim next year. It is a 3.6km open water event and the course goes around the jetty. The Busselton Jetty is 1.841km long and it is the longest timber piled jetty in the southern hemisphere.
The only thing that puts me off the swim is stingers! They love to wrap their tentacles around me and Busselton is known for them.
That is about it from my world. How are you? What has been happening at your place?