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Almost There!

Well we are all packed and ready to go, last-minute farewells to the fur babies, sad to say good-bye after 5 months of them constantly being by your side. So off we go at 5 am, it’s dark and very cold, but at least it’s not raining. Keeping in mind we are supposed to be taking 2 leisurely weeks to get home, when Boy Wonder get’s behind the wheel of the car he turns into some sort of maniac and just keeps driving, so we managed to clock up 600 odd km’s and ended up in a small seaside village called Eden on the South Coast of NSW. On the way we did have some stops and I managed to get a couple of photo’s:

We set up camp and went to bed quite early, but woke up in the middle of the night absolutely freezing, the temp has dropped to -2c and no amount of heat out of our little heater can counteract it. So I made hot drinks and we sat it out until about 4.30am and started packing up. In the meantime we had looked at the map and decided to stop off in Canberra the next night and catch up with some Family. So once again we where on the road very early and headed towards Canberra, this time we managed to clock up 265 klm’s, an improvement on the previous day.

Stopped for Breakfast
Stopped for Breakfast

We decided however to spend the night in a Motel rather than another night in cold conditions. I was so very glad we did as it dropped to -5c the next morning burrrrrrrr. We are now on day 3 and almost halfway home, so much for the leisurely drive!!! so I put my foot down and insisted we stay somewhere for a couple of days, as by this time I am suffering from Craft Withdrawal Symptoms and I really need to get my hands on some wire and tools. So after map reading we have decided on a little Village by the sea, one shop which sells everything including fuel and nothing else in sight, except the caravan park. We are parked right next to the beach, awesome!

 The bird life is amazing they are very tame and will come right up to you and eat out of your hand

Finally managed to find my little bag with wire, beads & tools and sat and played for a couple of hours, it was lovely just sitting there listening to the ocean and the birds flitting around in the trees. I managed to make a couple of pieces but couldn’t finish them as they need to be work hardened,

But I have satisfied my need to do a little wire bending, I like brooches and stick pins, they can be worn in so many different ways, Stick Pins can be pushed into a hair bun or used to hold your clothes together i.e. shawls, sarongs or could  be pinned on to a hat or even on your belt, if you have any more idea’s I would love to hear them, just share them with us here. So we will be packing up again in the morning and heading for home, looking forward to that, but not unpacking the van and re-packing the house, so much to do will keep you posted……………..M