I was woken at 5:30am after only 3 hours sleep.
I was not in good shape
Tim was taking most of the crew out mustering so they wanted to get away early to beat the heat.
Rolf hopped on his bike and headed off to Nelson.
I had dropped his pack at the back packers so he only had a light load and was hoping to do the trek in about 6 hours and beat the rain.
I got the 3 or 4 loads of washing underway and on the line.
Kept on trying to get back to bed as I was totally shot.
The musterers all got back.
Nuana offered to clean and make beds at The Croft which I was most appreciative of.
I went to bed and tried to sleep.
Wasn’t terribly successful and I got up feeling even grottier than before.
I decided I needed to take some Panadol but it did nothing
Azzan & Shanni walked around to Bush Inn to visit Arabella and baby Matilda who had arrived on Monday with their Mum and Dad – Charlotte & Mark.
Bri got the troops organised to begin the concreting of the aviary.
First they had to go gather rocks.
Then wheel barrow them around to the aviary.
Then fill the floor area with them.
Bri had already boxed in the outside.
Cranking up the concrete mixer was a team effort.
Grace smoothing the cement.
They built bird baths in as they went.
Great job girls
I left Brooke to cook dinner and I went back to bed.
Told Azzan on his 2nd visit to ask me for food that I would deal to him severely if he came near my bedroom again.
Shanni also got the same message – I am sure telling me all about the daily events of her birds is totally imperative, but not today darling!!
I have been told that I haven’t had any photos of Christian so here’s a lovely one of him and Azzan.
It’s hard to catch a photographer in front of a camera!!
It began raining in the early evening.
Not terribly conducive to bonfires and fireworks.
But it was short lived and when I looked out here was Azzan with his toys all set up on the deck.
Serving dinner to the masses is a bit like camp so Brooke handled it all very efficiently.
I was feeling incredibly nauseated by the smells coming from the kitchen so I stayed well clear and took more Panadol.
By the time I made it out to the living room dinner was finished and the party had begun.
Brooke had found the $2 shop and was dishing out funny hats and Azzan got these wonderful glasses that he just thought were the best thing.
He was so giggly with delight when he came to show me.
When you look through them everything sparkles in rainbows.
In amongst all of this I got Cat to try on the clothes I had brought home for her.
The dress was a success – I was so pleased.
So was she – her comment – ‘Now I don’t have to go shopping.’!!
I might get a pic of her at the wedding to show you – doubt very much if I will get one before.
When I got Tim to come look he said she looked stunning.
First time he has seen his daughter in a dress.
I told her she owed me a massage so she immediately rebargained with Phoebe and I ended up with Phoebe giving me the massage.
My neck and shoulder were so sore that the Panadol were just not doing anything.
Phoebe got stuck in and gave me a great working over – it felt so much better afterwards.
This is not the best shot of me but you can see I was not looking good!!
Meanwhile the noisy party was continuing around us.
Spoons was the go and soon everyone was playing a rousing game with great hilarity.
They played it a bit like musical chairs.
Each time someone lost the round they were out and swapped places with the one who was out before.
Around 10pm the bigger ones decided to move the party up the hill.
Tim popped the wee ones to bed and then we hopped into the spa.
I was trying to update this blog before midnight but when the power failed at 11:45pm I called it quits and decided to see the New Year in listening the midnight news.
I woke at the end of it!!