The year is buzzing by already. Here we are and half of January has disappeared. Our short holiday at the beach seems forever ago already. My work place was closed between Christmas and New Year so we were fortunate that our booking at the beach was for the right time.
It was lovely to be away and able to walk on the sand and go for swims. The weather was quite good and made for very enjoyable beach time. BJ's new boat came along too, so he and Mitchell enjoyed the afternoons on the river. I just read and achieved a very small amount of stitching.
Cameron is still on his wonderful trip. This time next week though he will be home and somehow getting back into the swing of going to work. I'm sure he will find it very difficult to settle back into the routine for awhile. He spent Christmas and New Year in New York and had the most wonderful time. Between those times he headed up to Boston only to find the most horrendous weather, so he used that time to sleep, he said is was -20 degrees and that it hurt to be outside even.
After all of the thrill of New York he headed down to Miami only to become very sick while he was there. Now just a question to someone from the USA way - is it normal to pay $400.00 to see a Doctor. Well, that's what he paid. (Maybe it was a special price for an Aussie tourist) Plus $190.00 for an injection, plus $60.00 for his prescription and $40.00 in taxi fares to get there and back. If that is normal for the States, then I would hope to never get sick if we lived there!!! When you convert all of that the poor kid paid almost $800.00 of his holiday money to try and get better to continue his trip. Thankfully, he has travel insurance, but it is an awful amount of money to come up with at 19 years old backpacking your way around the globe.
I began work on putting together this lovely little "market bag" which appeared in the Homespun magazine just a little while ago.
I am making it using the beautiful Rouenneries fabric from French General. I am really looking forward to completing this lovely project. I am especially loving the lovely leather handles I am using for it.
The next week will see me getting the children organised to go back to school. Nine weeks is an awful long time to be on holidays, especially when both your Mum & Dad are working full time. Thank goodness for Grandma and Grandad. I think they will be glad to get back into it all.