Sunday, 22 May 2011

Away

I don't know if it is because we went on a little holiday, or the change in the weather, but I feel a little spacey lately. Just after Remi's 3rd Birthday, we took a weeks vacation to the Gold Coast in Queensland. We visited the theme parks, beaches and shops. It was exhausting with our kids in tow. They are so full of beans and wanted to go a million miles an hour every day. We just wanted to have a little relaxation but there was no time for that. We will have to wait for Fiji again, later in the year. It seems to be the only place we can truly relax.

When we came back from the Gold Coast, we had a family weekend planned a few days later. On the Saturday we had High Tea planned at Butler & Cook in Newport, with my Mum, Sister, Aunty and 2 Cousins. It was for Mum and her twin Sister's 65th birthday. After a few hiccups, only 4 of us ended up going. We ate lovely sandwiches, pastries, scones and cakes. A few glasses of bubbly and lovely tea were had as well. A lovely day, except for the missing company.
High Tea
Me and Mum

High Tea
Leanne and Elise

High Tea
Yummy treats.

High Tea
Delicious Scones

High Tea
And Tea of course!

The next day, we all gathered at the Dingle for our annual May babies combo birthday BBQ. I flaked a bit on the cake for Remi this year. I was feeling a little exhausted after the no holiday- holiday.
Thomas's 3rd Birthday Cake
Thomas' Cake

Layla's 2nd Birthday Cake
Layla's Cake

Luca and Remi
Remi's (sad, no effort) cake

My lovely cousins put in way more effort than me, I felt a little guilty. I'll try harder next year little guy, I promise.

We had a lovely, very busy, weekend.

Since then, we have had non-stop sickness at our house. Things are now looking up, it's the start of a new week and I am more motivated. I am starting to paint for two upcoming exhibitions, I am hoping to get chosen for both this year. Wish me luck!

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