greg and i had our first night last week
we dropped the kids at my folks where they had a super time decorating biscuits and cupcakes; playing with playdoh; eating icecream; reading etc and sleeping really well with no tears at all!
we headed up to eumundi for lunch (to scope it for the following day's markets) and most of the town was shut due to a little horse race we forgot all about - sigh. we got lunch at a local bakery - very yummy thanks. we drove over to noosa and walked along the foreshore stopping at some of the shops to giggle at the high heeled crocs!!! then we finally found hastings street and went for a wander - yes the drunken, loud, hat wearing patrons rubbed in the whole horse race thing. i did get my new hat - it's a lovely grown up one - i should get some pictures before one of the kids destroys it
we stayed at a gorgeous http://www.cudgerie-noosa.com/index.shtml we had the whole place to ourselves - so we watched scrapheap challenge whilst henna-ing each other and then a game of scrabble whilst eating yummy pizza (mine was satay chicken) before some not for blogging us time. wednesday we got up and had a gorgeous breakfast of fresh fruit salad, bircher muesli and fresh baked banana muffins made by veronica (thanks so much). then we headed off to the eumundi markets where we bought a few things - it was most enjoyable - lots of lovely things to look at and the kids scored honeycomb, strawberries (theo) and a fairy dress (alex) and we each got a top. i bought a couple of bars of soap to tide me over until i hear back from my regular supplier. some avocado oil for my mum and some magic cards to put in alex's santa sack.
after the markets we drove to yandina to the http://www.buderimginger.com/gingerfactory/ where we got to be a pair of big kids and rode the train and more importantly the boat ride through the hundreds of puppets - oh my the fun we had!!!
when we got back to the kids at my folks place they were having so much fun with nana in the bus they barely said hello - my parents were fabulous but i think rather worn out by our kids - thanks nana and pa - for our break, for keeping the kids safe and happy and for agreeing to do it again "sometime" xox