First of all we had Easter with Chloe at the farm. She is in a farm house about half an hour from Mum and Dad's. We drove down there on Saturday and it was glorious weather. I usually avoid travel at Easter due to the traffic but it was not bad that day.
The farm is dry as there have been no rains yet but it still looked lovely.
We got to meet the puppy and spend time with Luke and also Luke's parents on Easter Sunday.
This was all beautiful!
Back at home the Easter Bunny visited Lucy's house and Harper found pink bunny footprints across the front veranda and the biggest egg she had ever seen in her little life!
Don't ask me about the glasses! lol
So we had a really wonderful Easter. Mum visited us on Sunday and Dad came to see us on Monday for morning tea. Chloe had made rum balls and I made fudge.
These came out a few times and we sent some home with Dad and I also had made Dad a fruit cake when I was making so many of them I set one aside as an Easter present.
I also took a large fruit cake for Chloe and Luke.
For Easter I gave Chloe a basket of essential oil gifts. I had made my own version of Thieves surface sprays, room sprays and roller applicators of immune boosting and germ killing blends. They all looked beautiful as I used some of the lovely labels on them. I had noticed that buying one ready to go blend in a roller is usually around $35 and I can make these up for very little. Also this was Chloe's chance to try different brands she hasn't had before which included Plant Therapy Germ Fighter and Hopewell Plague Defence. She and I both love Do TERRA On Guard. Well we love all of these now!
Because Easter here is well into Autumn it is a good time to be getting ready for winter and the flu etc.
For Luke .... I gave him a big basket of things that could be snacks when working on the tractor. He loved it! 😊 They are nowhere near any shops so snacks and treats are pretty popular.
Anyway when Dad visited he said it was a real shame we were going home as he was planning a day trip and he would like me to come. It is rare that he has anyone travel with him and he had places he wanted to show me so I said ok I will come back Wednesday for this trip on Thursday.
So we went back to Adelaide, I had a day to unpack, wash, repack, shop and organise Andy for the week... and on Wednesday I drove the three hours back to the farm!
Just before 7.30 Thursday we headed off for the day. We had a long way to go and stopped at several places of interest on the way. This was through beautiful areas of the state. It was just a fantastic day and we got home as it was getting dark. I really saw some special things including Brolga's on some wetlands. I have mentioned that we are thinking to move back to the farm... this trip had me see some of the options for the family and hear some of Dad's plans. It was a well spent day.
While away I used the camera Andy gave me for Christmas. This is making me forever to learn how to use! It is meant to be really easy so I would hate to have something more complicated! I would have no hope... but I did get a few bird photos finally and it is a start!
This is a Eastern Rosella at Mum and Dad's....
And Mum's duckings which are a captive subject..
It is progress at least!
I only got back from the farm yesterday, Saturday, and today I thought I had better catch up on the blog and I have unpacking and washing to do and so on, you know how it is when you have been away...
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to Vicky's post! I am working to catch up on the comments, thank you!
So it was not a normal week but sometimes you just have to take the opportunity at hand and not miss it. I am so glad I did. Dad kept telling me how much he loved our day and how much fun it was plus also how valuable it was towards planning the future. This is important. So although I didn't achieve normal savings etc. this was probably my most important week of the year so far.
I hope you had a wonderful week. How did you build up your nest?
Have a lovely weekend! xxx