Friday, July 11, 2008

Been away

Picture taken by Master B - it's probably his fingerprint in the middle of the frame as well :)

We've been away for a couple of days. My sister-in-law booked a guesthouse out in the vineyards for all of the clan - it's a 4 bedroom, self-contained house set on a huge bushy area, owned by a friend of hers.

Pete has 3 siblings, and they live scattered from 30 mins away to 2 hours away. While we get together for birthdays and Xmas, nobody usually has much time to just sit & chat with each other. So Cher booked the guesthouse so everyone could spend a few days together without having to rush back home, rush off to sport etc etc. One brother & his family weren't able to make it, so there were (only) 8 adults (siblings, partners & Mum & Dad) and 5 kids!

It was noisy, chaotic but good fun! It was great to be able to see the cousins getting along, and to be able to spend time with my newest niece who we haven't seen much of before this. After the kids all (finally) went to bed, the adults were able to kick back and chat.

Hopefully we'll make this an annual event.

(So for those who asked, the extreme $21 challenge is going well - obviously the last few days were budgeted separately!)

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Heard a few people recently doing this, sounds like a sensible and enjoyable thing to do ;)