We do live a very simplistic life while we are there, which is wonderful, and I always get the chance to unwind a little. This time, instead of dragging up my computer to blog or write articles, I took up my sewing machine and made a little tunic (for my daughter), two skirts for myself and started making the sweetest little dress with a sailor collar (also for my daughter!) I will share these projects with you at some point I promise.
Before you ask the photo above really did happen! This is Mamma (the pig) and she belongs to my sister in-law. She has had a few litters of piglets and while we were there she popped out this lovely collection! She had 15 in total (whoa!), although several of them died...some unfortunately got laid on by Mamma (which sows often do...hence the 'sow stalls' in piggeries that the Animal Activists are so against).....and as my sister in-law discovered (which I also had a sneaky suspicion), the sow doesn't have enough milk so a few were lost through dehydration. When I left yesterday for our five hour journey home......heaven help me with three little kids.....my sister in-law was busy bottle feeding the sweetest pink piggy in the lounge room! I really hope it makes it, along with all the others.
This is my other son with 'Ryan'....the gosling. Get it! My sister in-law had to explain it to me. I know, I'm not thingy about celebrities, and although Ryan Gosling does "look like he's been photo-shopped" he actually looks a lot like my brother and I just can't form a celebrity crush on him. Because he looks like my brother. It's just a bit 'weird'.
Thankfully we made it home safely, after only TWO traffic jams....arrgghhh...getting stuck for an hour because some grey nomad had rolled their caravan........