What started as a let's take the girls to Australia Zoo for the day - turned into a 4 day mini break at Twin Waters. The best sort of holidays I think are the unplanned unexpected ones. We didn't tell the girls until the night before. I gave them a list of stuff to go pack and they were so crazy with excitement.
Thank you to everyone who linked me to vouchers for Aus Zoo - in the end we decided not to go - the weather was glorious and we had enough to do just hanging around the resort. We will get there one day.
We spent many hours walking this beach- though I'm ashamed to say it's much more peaceful to walk without children. How much further ? I have sand on me ( it's a beach ! ) I want to get wet, I don't want to get wet, I want to take my shoes off, I don't want to take my shoes off, Can you carry these 5 kilos of shells? Can we have a dog ? Can we learn to fish? I have sand on me, I have sand on me, I have sand on me SIGH. I ended up making a deal with Richard that I wanted to walk twice a day and one of those walks had to be child free LOL. It was lovely though each time and despite the children chatter - the girls and I had lots of good chats too. Amazing some of the stuff they tell you when you aren't distracted by life.
Sue told me the strawberry farm was open - so we stopped there on the way up and back. It was really pretty there and has a great shop with yummy parfaits and coffees.
We stopped on the way home too because I wanted to get some jam grade strawberries and then Sue told me she makes sorbet and icecream so I wanted strawberries for that too. The jam grade strawberries were $5 a kilo and I swear they are better quality than what I get at the supermarket. I have them prepped ready for jam making but I'm still trying to decide on which recipe to use. I'm going to freeze the two kilos I bought for strawberry icecream making - they were $7 a kilo.
Saturday we visited Eumundi markets and bought some gorgeous necklaces which I'll share the details of in another post. On our way home we called into two scrapping stores and I was chatting to one lady who admired my necklace. She confessed she had lived on the Sunshine Coast 40 years and had never been to the markets. FAR OUT ! They are so awesome. If you are a Sunshine Coast reader and have never been - GO this week - Wednesday quick LOL.
Two evenings we went into Mooloolaba for dinner which was really nice to do. We try to let the girls choose the restaurants - there are heaps all in a row so we just wander until they find one they like. I have a rule - no chicken nuggets. While they are both foodies - love to cook love to eat they tend to gravitate to the kids menus because inevitably they are swayed by the comes with a drink and an ice cream thing.
It was all over far too fast and now we are home unpacked Richard's back at work and today I had my first radiation treatment. I'm trying to get back in the swing of keeping the girls occupied minus TV.
Happy Holidays :)