We’ve had about a month of illness in our family. A whole month of wiping snotty noses, dealing out doses of Panadol (and secretly hoping that it will encourage less waking and more sleeping), and very little sewing or anything else really. I’m choosing to look at it positively and see the beginning of school life as an immunity-building exercise. My mum said the sicknesses will slow down the further into school life we get, as we develop some resistance to all the horrible school-related bugs that are out there. I’m praying this is the case because I don’t cherish the thought of spending months cooped up inside caring for up to five sick persons (myself included).
A trip out was definitely what the doctor ordered, and I didn’t take much convincing to head down to The Farm at Byron Bay for a catch up with my dear friend Sarah of Ric-Rac & Retro. It was so enjoyable. The fresh air, the delicious food – pork and fennel sausage rolls washed down with delicious kombucha, followed by house-baked cinnamony, sugary doughnuts and a Portuguese tart (which Sarah and I shared!) – and the company was most definitely a panacea for all the ills I had been experiencing.
Lewis was determined/busting to see the animals and would have been happy (as a pig in mud!) to stay and watch them all day. Alas, the school run beckoned and our enjoyment was cut short. If nothing else, I was reminded of the need to get out and do things more often, for this little boy’s sake, if not my own. Another trip to The Farm is definitely in order, and I need to do some research on other activities for little boys in the Gold Coast area.