finishing 2012 – byron bay

Byron Bay – a fabulous place for people watching and the last stop of our family holiday.  My kids and hubby often say ‘ Look out, Mum’s on holiday,’ when we holiday.  What they mean is, mum is relaxed, she’s not organizing anyone , she’s not glued to her desk crafting, she cracks jokes, she puts down everything to play and go for walks.  When they say this phrase there’s a tiny bit that is sad.  Sad that mostly i am task focused, working or schooling and i let life get in the way of relaxing my guard and playing.

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So we walked, swam, ate ice cream, hired a surfboard and took it in turns to fall off it, BBQ’d, lay around reading books in the heat of the day and drinking a coffee in the double hammock as the day cools.

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At the start of our holiday i put forth a challenge to each of us to learn three new things/ skills.  I chose to conquer crochet (forgot to take pics), learn Psalm 139 off by heart (half accomplished), and learn to juggle.  Boy is juggling harder than it looks and i learned to throw and catch for about 15 seconds then it fell apart.  hee, hee.

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Among other things, Miss 15 learnt to tight rope walk, Miss 11 started to learn to  harmonize and our son learned to say the alphabet backwards.

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Hubby was the surprise, he learnt to knit. 

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On our last morning we got up before the sun and drove to the lighthouse .  We experienced an exquisite sunrise.  Altogether, talking and goofing off and getting lost in the colours.

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Sunsets awaken the soul.

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