Last week Miss Bobbie, the kids and I all headed over to Mrs Savvy B’s place for a School of the Air Group Day. For those of you who are new around here Mrs Savvy B is my bestie and she lives next door. We use the term “next door” loosely because she is actually 120km away, through about 5 paddocks, 6 gates and about a 1 hour and 45 minute drive away. Oh and she is in a different state and time zone. But she is in fact my neighbour and I am so lucky that she is.
So off we went, up and at it very early and out of here by 6:30am because we lose 30 minutes going over to Mrs Savvy B’s house as she is in Queensland.
The kids were super excited to see their friends. I think there were about 12 kids and even more adults. A Group Day is a chance for the kids to get together and work with 2 teachers for the day. The teachers are called a “Field Team” and it is their job to travel from station to station conducting Group Days. They cover a lot of km’s, from the Gulf in QLD to Tennant Creek in the NT. The kids had a wonderful day. They read books, played music, did science experiments and much more.
For the adults it is a chance to catch up with other women. Mrs Savvy B didn’t disappoint. I tell you, I always underestimate that woman but she always comes through with the goods. We had a lovely ladies luncheon, of sorts.
There may have been a cheeky punch involved. No one goes hungry at Group Days. Everyone brings a plate to share – a box of Clix count …. right? (because that is what I took – Mother of the Year). Anyway there was more food than you could poke a stick at so it was ok that this slack Mumma only took biscuits, cheese and tomato.
Mrs Savvy B has her garden looking so lovely…
It also gave Mrs Savvy B and I a chance for a quick chat about our up and coming hike. Yes my friends, we are really doing this. If you missed it go and have a read of THIS post. The one where I chat about Wild – the book I listened too and found myself obsessing about hiking. Who the hell am I??? I have now listened to that book twice and watched the movie twice, not to mention listened to 2 other books about hikes.
No one actually believed that we would do it, but we have set a date and bought a heap of gear – hiking back packs, sleeping bags, water bladders, dehydrated food etc etc. So we are all set – well we will be once the gear arrives. We haven’t left much time to think about it or prepare because we head off in just over 2 weeks. It is only a 3 day (2 night) hike from the top of Mrs Savvy B’s station down to her house. I think it is about 70km.
Ok, enough blabbing. Have a great day my friends.
Any hot hiking tips?
What food should we take?
What should we wear?