Turns out I really am on annual leave aren’t I … because these blog posts are very few and far between. I don’t think I would make a very good blogger if I lived near town, turns out I just don’t have time for it when there are actual real people to talk to. ha ha ha. Don’t feel much like getting up at 5am either after drinking wine or G&T’s with my sister of a night time.
Anyway… we have been having a lovely time. So much to tell you. On Friday Clancy and I headed over to Mum and Dad’s house in Mudgee. We had a wonderful dinner out with two of my gorgeous Aunties – Aunty Ann and Aunty Theresie (my Godmother). Also Stu & Joanie – remember them – our visitors from last year? They visited us at Chardy HQ last year. It was so great to catch up with them all, such a fun night.
On Saturday I left Clancy with Mum & Dad and had a lovely drive over to Bathurst for my school reunion. I caught up with my lovely friend Kristy – Mrs Incy Interiors – for a long lunch with a couple of cheeky chardy’s before hot footing it out to have a tour of our old boarding school. Gee that was fun. I had not seen some of the old boarders since leaving school. There were so many laughs and we were so loud reminiscing over all of the antics we used to get up to. Although it has been 20 years it felt like just yesterday, there was no awkwardness, just lots of laughs and hugs. So great to see you girls!!!
I booked a huge house in Bathurst which 8 of the old boarders shared – it felt like we were back in the dorms again. The house was massive and if you are ever looking for a big place to stay in Bathurst (because I know you will be, ha ha ha) then check out The Reservoir on Stayz. You won’t be sorry. It was just perfect. (sleeps 12)
We chatted over a few glasses of bubbly then got ready for our reunion dinner. Again – SO MUCH FUN. So many laughs and just a great night. Thanks so much for organising such a great night Khrissy you are an absolute champ!!!
The next morning after a leisurely breakfast we checked out the actual school and then relaxed in the park with an ice-cream before heading off in different directions for the trip home.
I headed back to Mudgee for the night. I tell you what, it was so gorgeous driving between Mudgee and Bathurst. Such a contrast to the roads I usually travel. Hills and bends…. what a treat. It was so pretty. I really enjoyed the drive and not even 2 hours…. can you believe it. That is an even bigger treat.
On Monday Clancy and I packed up and popped up to the park to feed the ducks before heading back to Gilgandra.
Mudgee really is such a beautiful town. A nest in the hills. And I think I was always destined to become Miss Chardy when my home town is known as “The Land of Wine and Honey”!!!!!
Here is the gorgeous old church that Mr Chardy and I were married in…
My boys had dentist appointments – because we don’t trust the dentists up in Mt Isa and it has been a while between visits. Kate – the Dentist – was so lovely. Poor Tom and Clancy had to have fillings. Tom was the perfect patient but Clancy on the other hand… well lets just say it wasn’t pretty. In the end he refused to open his mouth and no amount of blackmail was going to change that. We got there in the end…. just.
Look at us go… doing all the regular town stuff. This dentist visit was long overdue. The boys are still enjoying school. I dropped them at the bus stop this morning. Here they are with some of their friends…
My lovely sister has organised a lunch today with some local Miss Chardy readers. How exciting is that – I will actually get to meet some of the Miss Chardy gang. I can’t wait. It would be wrong not to have a Chardy with lunch so it should be a lot of fun.
Oh and in other news I have been to the hairdressers twice in one week – first to have it all chopped off and then back yesterday to have some foils… it was getting a little TOOOOOO blonde. Can’t believe I just said that, can you ever be tooooo blonde?!!!! Anyway, Shallon – my favourite hairdresser in the Central West – is such a legend and I just can’t get enough of her…. and god only knows when my next hair cut will be so I thought I should make the most of it. Right, I am off to sip my coffee in peace. Over and out my fine friends.
Have a great day everyone.