Now where were we?
This young man turned 1 earlier in the month. He was baptised as part of the celebrations.
Remember when he fit in here?
He has been an absolute joy. His hobbies include feeding himself, feeding me, watching himself on the iPhone, climbing everything, throwing/chasing balls and putting hats and shirts on his head. He does not like sitting in high chairs (prefers to stand), rafferties packet foods or keeping a hat on his head.
In holiday news, we went camping at Fraser Island last week.
I was living the dream, floating on an inflatable killer whale down Eli Creek, the envy of all backpackers who had a measly volleyball, and all the Japanese tourists who marvelled at my porcelain skin. I think I was the whitest person on the island. There might have been one other white person, but they were hiding under a full body rashie underneath a beach tent somewhere.
But there’s only so much glamping you can do when you have 4 children (aged 6,5,4 and 1) in tow. My sister had organised blow up mattresses, a tent light/fan contraption and cold coke zero, but she was helpless when half the sleeping equipment fell off the roof as high tide was approaching. So there I was in my Camilla Kaftan and Jimmy Choos buried under mattresses, sleeping bags and a blown up killer whale, praying that the tent would stay on the roof and that we would not get bogged/ flip over. It was not glamorous.
My husband was paranoid about the dingos, but we only saw one from a distance the whole time we were there. I grew up visiting Fraser Island and remember dingos being a constant, but the electric fences seem to have minimised the risk. If you want a guaranteed sighting of a Wild Dingo, you will have to try the cocktail at Kingfisher Bay resort.
I saw someone propose yesterday!
Also congratulations to my dear friend Monika Radulovic (okay so I only met her once…. and it was brief) who made the top 5 in the Miss Universe contest! She can talk world peace as she escaped from war torn Bosnia as a child. Here she is below at a high tea function wearing her tiara with $200,000 ‘hearts on fire’ diamonds.
We move to Toowoomba in 2 days.
Which gives me one day to set up for Christmas.
In case I don’t have the internet connected, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.