Seeing as I did such a terrible job of blogging in 2017, I thought the best way to bring everybody up to speed was to do a ‘Fealy Family 2017 Highlight’s reel’ post, so here goes …..
The major events of 2017 were Matt’s Nuffield Australia scholarship travels (Matt spent a total of twelve weeks last year overseas!), my QLD Rural Women’s finalist award, a trip to Bali for the kids and I, a visit from the Brissy cousins and Jack finishing primary school and graduating as the male school dux along with receiving the instrumental music award for the year. Pretty awesome all in all.
However, if I had to describe 2017 in one word, I think I would have to choose ‘overdone’. It was a fantastic year, so many amazing things, but looking back we definitely overstretched ourselves and pushed our little family to the limits of what we could cope with, and to be honest, without all the help we received from our extended family – I think the wheels would have fallen off. Continue reading
Well, all the kids are back at school today and Matt is back in the Blue Sky orchard picking mangoes, which means our ‘routine machine’ has cranked into motion again. I used to love routine and the productivity it brings, so far this year – honestly? I just want to keep everybody at home and on holidays forever – sigh. All good things must come to an end I guess.
I’m feeling restless, all over the place and a bit low and teary today. Feeling old with our eldest baby starting high school and so not ready to launch back in to the craziness of mango/avocado season, work, work and all of the things and demands on our time.
So, I thought today was a good day for a ‘Taking Stock’ post – feel free to join in and post your responses too via the comments, Facebook or wherever. Continue reading
Although things have been very quiet on the blog over the last couple of years, those of you who follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will have seen we’ve still been out and about having a few adventures with Black Betty and Peter Prado. As I have been getting to know our blog again, it is really interesting to review our stats and see that we still get anywhere between 50-100 visits per day to the blog through people searching for camping spots and landing on places we have visited, so I definitely want to add this small trip to the blogosphere!
Way back in June 2016 when Matt and I were both still Scout leaders, we headed off to a scout camp with the kids in Ingham and along the way managed to add in some quality family time by turning it in to a long weekend. To start with, we took a whole day to travel just over 300 kilometres to our overnight camp at Abergowrie State Forest. It was an ‘explore your own backyard’ kinda day. We really loved it – we could almost pretend we were back on the road travelling around oz again!
Here’s how the weekend went down ……………. Continue reading
Poooft. Hear that? That is the sound of a layer of dust being blown off this little ole blogging space! I can’t believe I only wrote one measly blog post in the whole of 2017 – what a disaster! I sure did miss it but 2017 was definitely the year of total overcommitment for the Fealy Family, despite our best intentions for it to be otherwise.
2018 is going to be different! You heard it here first and no famous last words this year. Continue reading