Hi guys. How are you? Happy New Year to you all. What did you get up to? Were you a complete party animal like me? If so, you would have found yourself watching a re-run of Downton Abbey by yourself on the lounge over a glass of Chardy. I know – SHUT UP – I can’t believe how much fun I am either. Totally rocked NYE. Oh and I didn’t actually see in the New Year, trotted myself off to bed at about 10:30pm! Now that I am 36 I feel I have matured. Not only did I NOT HAVE A HANGOVER on NYD, but I also cleaned like a maniac. Washed sheets and tidied the house like it was nobodies business. I wanted to get the house all sorted for us to head off on holidays. I didn’t want to return to a messy house. And you should see it – possibly the cleanest it has ever been. It will be so nice to come home and start 2015 in a clean and tidy house. Surely 2015 is the year I finally get sorted…..ha ha ha ha. I seem to say that every year, but fingers crossed this is the year. What do you think? Do you think I can do it?
We managed to get out for holidays. I tell you, this outback living business is bloody hard work. Nothing is simple. NOTHING. You can’t plan anything, because plans always change at the last minute. We ended up leaving a few days earlier than expected as rain was predicted and we didn’t want to get completely stuck. So off we went, 2 utes, down the stock route. 3 hours with a squirmy 3 year old on my lap – give me strength, that kid would not sit still, and talk about bumpy and muddy…..anyway, it was all good, we made it down to the bitumen without getting bogged so it was a successful trip. Chards couldn’t wait to get in the Prards and put that toddler in his car seat. We only went as far as Camooweal on Saturday and decided to just settle in for a few cheeky drinks at our local watering hole – The Camooweal Post Office Hotel. If you are ever passing through Camooweal you must stop here. They have fantastic accommodation, a pool and a lovely Pub, it is one of the cleanest Pubs I have ever been to. We had an early dinner and all settled in at 7pm to watch Matilda – the movie.
We are now down visiting Mr Chardy’s Twin Brother and his family. They live on a station about 3 hours south of Mt Isa. So we are just chilling out here and the boys are having a lovely time playing with their 1 year old cousin, who they haven’t seen since about this time last year. And, of course, yet again….nothing is simple in the Outback. They only have 3km of dirt road, but there is a dirty big channel in the middle of it, which can come up in the blink of an eye. So we came in, unloaded our gear and took the Pradie Dard back over to the highway. Gee she must get sick of sitting on the highway waiting for us. They are in desperate need of rain down here though, so it is lovely to see some wet weather. It can set in tomorrow after we have left!!!
Tomorrow we head to Townsville for 2 nights. Looking forward to hitting the shops on Wednesday and just relaxing. They have MYER and a Benefit Brow Bar, can you believe it? I am beyond excited. This is a far cry from K-Mart Mt Isa!!!!
So there you have it. Our holiday so far. Have you enjoyed travelling with us? You can jump in our suit case and come along with us on our holiday through Facebook and Instagram (misschardy8). I look forward to having you along for the ride.