Sunday, December 28, 2014

Festive Break

I've had a bit of a break over Christmas, I've been crazy busy, just like everyone, and my kids have been keeping me on my toes.  Tomorrow I'm heading up north to my in-law's other farm, which is in quite a sparsely populated area of New South Wales.  The town has a sign that reads 'Population 300'.  Not sure how out of date that one is.  My husband has a week of shearing, and for a change I'm going with him, along with the kids.  As a result today was spent shopping for food supplies (with four kids...major nightmare) and cooking a casserole to take for one of the meals, (there is no oven...only an electric frying pan and a microwave so you have to careful think out your meals), two batches of chocolate chip cookies, a jelly slice (hubby's favourite) and 96 sausage rolls for smoko. 

For those who are unaware, smoko is a bit of a shearer's term for morning and afternoon tea, and at both you will find that shearer's will consume a fair bit of it.  Shearing is hungry work!  Anyway, I was cooking and baking for 6 hours straight today and my back is killing me!

So, next week while I am away I will be blogging as normal, I just will be in a different part of Australia and showing you some vastly different landscape from where I live.  I am also planning out my 2015 blogging year so that shall keep me busy!

Looking forward to New Year's Eve, which will no doubt be spent around a 'fire-in-a-barrel', drink in hand, and then on Saturday we are heading off to the Deniliquin Rodeo where my brother in-law is riding a steer!  My husband is also hoping to get a ride.  I am kind of hoping he doesn't!  I will post photos I promise.

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas!


13 comments:

  1. Hope that you have a safe trip up north and a happy new year!

    Bree
    Quirky, Brown Love

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    1. Thank you Bree! Happy New Year to you too!!

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  2. What a lovely little update! 96 SAUSAGE ROLLS?!? ! (Also thank you for clarifying smoko, I would NOT have understood why else you'd need so many sausages.... hahah!) I hope you have a fantastic trip 'up north' and good luck to your brother-in-law (and husband???) in the rodeo. That sounds like a blast! I am so glad we've "met" in 2014 and I can't wait to see your plans for the blog in 2015. Have an amazing and fantastic rest of the year!!!

    MUCH LOVE!
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. Hey! Thanks Stephanie. Yes it was a ridiculous amount of sausage rolls but my husband and his two brothers have gone off this morning for their first day of shearing and expect a lot will be eaten! The rodeo should be great, except it is going to be 42 degrees (or 107.6 Fahrenheit) so it's going to be a stinker (!) and hard to keep children cool and from getting sunburnt. I'm glad I 'met' you too! x

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  3. Just came across this blog and it's sooooo pretty! Keep up the nice work!

    SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE ALICE

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    1. Hi Hannie, thank you for your lovely comment. Been over to visit your blog and it's great!

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  4. I have been totally busy too! I know how you feel.
    Safe travels!!

    Love, Wendy
    http://CollegeCheese.com

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  5. Just found your blog! How pretty! Keep posting and have a happy new year c:

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have a Happy new Year too!

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  6. Lovely dear! adore the desserts…
    I have a new look on my blog; come visit!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  7. Hope you had a great time! x
    (Having a little catchup with your blog now things have finally slowed down)

    http://ditsysprinkles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey! Yes we had a fun week with swimming in the river, going to town and heading off to the rodeo (where my husband rode a steer!)

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