This year as is often the case the weather was horribly hot for the whole week. We still found lot's of activities to keep busy, our daughter had sent along a few craft activities with the kids which we usually did out on the verandah each morning. We found ourselves at the local pool most afternoons.
There is always great interest in the poultry and they loved letting them out each morning, collecting eggs and locking up at night.
We did a couple of trips to the park when the weather allowed and our sweet new mother cat and kitten also proved to be winners, filling in many hours with their care and attention.
After spending the night in there we headed off the next morning to Brian's sister and Brother in Law's home in Goulburn.
I especially love the round glass porthole windows that match beautifully with other lead light single and french doors throughout the house.
We had a wander around Goulburn, a coffee in the famous Paragon Cafe and lunch out to celebrate a belated 70 th birthday to Brian's sister.
We also had a wander around a lovely nursery and bought a few small bit's and pieces and while there spotted this gorgeous metal dragonfly sculpture.
We travelled up through Crookwell and were totally amazed at the large number of wind farms in the area.
Now that we arn't travelling with a dog it is easier to take time to stop a little more for leisurely breaks along the way.
After we returned home it was into Australia Day weekend, our older daughter and the three grandkids came to visit for a few days.
Our littlest man found the dishwasher and had a great time .
The afternoon before we (The Progress Association volunteers) went in to help the Men's Shed boys move the tables and chairs from the local school to the park ready for the next morning.
The next morning we were into town around 5.30 am to set up.
The Park is beautifully maintained by The Men's Shed boys and it looked a picture as usual.
The Mens's Shed, The Progress Association and The Show Society.
This social part of the morning is wonderful as we get to catch up with people that we only see occasionally.
Congratulations to Everyone that received a very well deserved award, they have given much of their time and energy to our small community and continue to do so without wanting or asking for recognition. It is people like these generous hard working people that make our small Australian towns great, no matter how small they are.
We all need to take a look around and see where we too can step up and volunteer in some capacity.
I hope you all enjoyed your Australia Day Weekend as we did,
Take care until I catch up again,
Jane and Brian.