I smell, I’m tired, I’m quite badly sunburned (naughty, naughty, I know), and I could quite possibly be in bed before 8pm. We’ve been away with friends since Friday afternoon and it has been glorious fun. Riley had his sixth birthday up there – more on that later – but just look at the countryside. We went to the same place as where we went bush camping last time, but the difference in this case is I got photos! Decent ones!

camper trailer

We hired a camper trailer this time and it was well worth the money.

Riley

Riley having his birthday breakfast by the fire.

countryside

Thistles

Tree

camp

(You can see the edge of our camp city on the left hand side in the bottom photo.)

wombat hole

Wombat holes were all over the hillside. Didn’t see any though. Wildlife spottings: kangaroo, fox, cows, and an echinda.

thistle

Pretty purple thistle.

fire

Evening necessity: a good fire.

More to come later, once I’ve washed and gotten myself sorted out.

I hope you all had a fine weekend! x

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Karen Andrews is the creator of this website, one of the most established and well-respected parenting blogs in the country. She is also an author, award-winning writer, poet, editor and publisher at Miscellaneous Press. Her latest book is Crying in the Car: Reflections on Life and Motherhood.