Back from another trip (this is getting ridiculous – we’re averaging every second weekend away)… It was the big weekend with family for Grandads 90th, and the arrival of Nuy and her family from Bangkok. I see my Grandparents in Sydney quite regularly, but my cousins are scattered all over the east coast of Australia, so getting everyone (almost) together is pretty special. I adore my cousins and have special memories of our childhood. So much has changed in our lives, but the bond of family keeps us connected, even if it’s been a while since our last conversations.
We bought a fabulous digital camera on Saturday so we could capture some family moments as well as all those other random moments when you wish you had a camera. We’ll be learning to post photo’s and videos on our website, which I’m really looking forward to. YouTube here we come! What a great way of connecting and sharing news.
Entertaining friends from Thailand has been so much fun and a chance to see things from a different perspective. Everywhere we went was a great photo opportunity – we had over 300 photos on our new camera over the two days. We stopped at Scenic World in the Blue Mountains, rode the Scenic Railway and Cable Car, then home via Orange, where we took photo’s under the gorgeous autumn leaves.
We arrived home to dinner with James Hall & Hannah Welch, who were part of the second team I took to Bangkok, (December 2002). Nuy was delighted to see them and it was fantastic to reminisce about our time in Thailand.
The next day we visited Dubbo Zoo, (we’ve never spent so long in the Australian section!) then on to Dad & Mum’s farm, via The Burrells farm… to experience sheep shearing, tractor driving, get up close & personal with horses, cows and countless other animals, not generally seen in Thailand. Of course a farm trip is not complete without Dad’s special BBQ and dinner under the stars, a little cold, but absolutely worthwhile.
Thank you for coming to visit with your beautiful family Nuy!!!