Another Weekend in the Country…

We seem to have enjoyed quite a few weekends away lately.  It is so good spending time outdoors.
Last weekend we were with my extended family in southern NSW on one of my favourite properties.   My parents no longer own the farm where I grew up, so being able to share with my own kids, a space where I spent quite a bit of time in my own childhood was pretty special.


 The gastro that slowly passed from one family member to the other on our return home was not so special.  Amazing how much kids really can fend for themselves!  It was my turn on Tuesday and thank goodness Goose was home from school as she managed to get breakfast, lunch (sandwiches) and dinner (baked beans) for all.  I couldn’t have been more grateful or proud.  Four movies later and they are still sporting fake tattoos all over their bodies (the crab on Bear’s forehead is my particular favourite) but they survived just fine!  

How gorgeous is this property.  I could easily live here permanently.

21 adults and 8 kids, tents, tennis, long lunches on the lawn, dessert making competitions, kids style party games for Mr FGB’s birthday, bagpipes, food fights, the annual Australian poetry competition to win the prized golden rabbit trap…
but for the kids, catching yabbies was by far the favourite activity of the weekend.
Do you have a favourite place from your childhood where you love to take your own kids?

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh that looks like so much fun Emma, beautiful pictures. The gastro, NOT so much fun, you poor things. What a good girl to look after the family like that, I would be very proud of that too.<br />So far we haven&#39;t taken the boys on any similar holidays to when I was younger… probably because we didn&#39;t go away much when I was little. But I kinda wish there was a special holiday spot we

  2. says

    That looks like a wonderful spot for the whole family Em. The gastro sounds particularly pleasant (how awful!) but what a good girl Goose is! I am proud too x

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