Pre-Christmas catch-up

The stomach virus that has been doing the rounds recently has finally struck Wendy and I but thankfully not the kids.  With us both confined to bed and couch respectively, I thought I’d do a brief catch-up on what’s been going on in the last month or so.

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The local wild turkeys tempted fate by obligingly coming within range to assist with our seasonal cost reduction exercise.

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While I am rarely on top form at 0500hrs, I was blessed one morning to witness the most wonderful sunrise – a rare moment of beauty, peace and tranquility in a crazy couple of weeks.

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Through the keen ears of friends, we learned of an old but remarkably well-kept Honda CRX for sale at a price we could afford.  While not quite what we had originally planned to get, it has proven to be popular with the girls’ young male friends and pretty reliable once we’d worked out the quirks.

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Two weeks ago, we spent three evenings in a row at Robyn and Maisie’s prize-givings and Ariella graduation from her polytechnic.  Immensely moved to see our girls embrace their education and grasp opportunities in a way I never did.

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After a good few months of discussion, research, planning and preparations, we have launched a farm stay bed & breakfast business.  As well as building a website and Facebook page, we have erected signage at the gate…

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…and on the main road…

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…received our first batch of rack card brochures from the printers…

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and had a good friend and accomplished snapper help us with the publicity photography…

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…just in time to take a wedding booking for January and welcome our first guest yesterday evening. In between all that, we have found time to enjoy the almost daily spectacle and glory of stunning sunsets…

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…knock up some portable yards to help muster our sheep and heifer… 

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…search all possible hiding places for Christmas presents…

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…spent time making some wonderful rainbow decorations…

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…and put up the Christmas tree and arrange the nativity.

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2 Responses to Pre-Christmas catch-up

  1. Looking really good and inviting. I am off to buy my lottery ticket to be able to make the journey :)

  2. Hey Urge! Nice to see your name pop up – always smile when I see a comment from you. New Zealand ain’t Greece (23 degrees today though) but what we lack in baklava and kleftiko we make up for in lollies and hobbit soup! Have a great festive season!

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