There was a good wind so Cat, Leeann, Grace, Christian & Johnny took off sailing in Alibi.
Tim followed a bit later in 88 South with the rest of the troops.
Seb & I stayed back.
I was in a real quandry as to go or not but as it was such an impulsive decision I felt too rushed and opted to stay back.
I thought I would have plenty of time to get lots done & to have a rest.
But that didn’t happen.
I received several long phone calls which wiped out the rest of the morning.
I cooked up some over ripe peaches and made a peach & apple crumble for dessert.
Also made curried sausages – which actually took ages to make due to all the interruptions.
I had several visitors and the mailboat.
Seb spent the morning cleaning his car and then slept on the couch before leaving for town in the early arvo.
After the mailboat left I thought I would sit down and have a peaceful lunch and finish watching ‘Rain of the Children‘.
But after more phone calls and visitors I saw the boat heading home so I gave up
They had had a good day out at the Chetwode Islands.
It was quite rough though so they never had their picnic on a beach.
Just cooked up fish on board and then came home.
They were putting up a good lot of spray as they came into the bay so it must’ve been a lot rougher out in the Strait.
Began as a beautiful sunny day but soon the clouds closed in and it got rather cool and windy.
Christian spent the morning weed eating the lawns – good job done – Thanks Christian
We had visitors arrive by boat.
Thought it was Cottage guests but it turned out to be Andrew, Lizzie & Tim, & a friend.
Lindsey, Simon & Jonathon went off fishing and left the others here.
Cat took them and Leeann off to look for oysters.
Over the past week there has been a fluctuating population of around 25 young folk between 14 and 35 plus 4 younger and of course us 6-8 ‘oldies’.
There has been gravitation between various accommodation sites, beach, boats and the food.
At meal times it has felt rather busy in the kitchen but in between times there is often no one to be seen!
It has been good
Last night we had our last dinner of 2009.
For dessert we got the chocolate fountain going.
I had promised Christian we would while he was here as he had been rather disappointed not have experienced it while down for Tim’s 60th
So after Nathan had got the chocolate melted and into the machine and I had chopped up bowls of fruit I held back the wee hoards and told Christian to go for it!
Then it was all on!
Little people dipping and dunking fruit
chocolate everywhere, on the bench, running down chins and on licky fingers
The older ones had gathered up driftwood for a bonfire.
But when they went down after dinner they realised they had miscalculated the tide and it had washed the wood all away!
So they decided to all go possum hunting instead while they waited for the tide to go out.
That was a fizzer too as it was too windy for possums to be out.
So they came back and chilled out in Anson’s room.
Nicola, Erica & I watched ‘Persuasion’.
Maddie and Amy watched it with us cuz ‘the big kids were just being boring’!
I had watched it a couple of nights ago but really enjoyed seeing it a 2nd time.
I was glad I had already seen it as I slept through a good part of it
We spent the last 30mins of 2009 having a cuppa with Tim, Dave & Adrian.
Tim looked at the kitchen clock and announced it was midnight so we all wished each other a Happy New Year and headed off to our respective beds.
When Tim and I finally got to the bedroom we realised that it was actually only 12:09 and the kitchen clock was fast.
Oh well! Never mind.
We have just formulated another timezone to add to the Grenwich listings