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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Happy Swedish Midsummer!


Happy Swedish Midsummer 
to all my family and friends in the Northern Hemisphere

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Hoppas ni alla hade en trevlig midsommar!
Kram från midvintern i Australien

Last day of term 2


Yesterday was the last day of Term 2 in Semester 1 
and time for the last parade before the school holidays. 

We said Thank you and Goodbye to Mrs Francis, 
our much loved deputy principal who is retiring after 25 years at our school.


Lily was awarded The Learner Profile Silver Badge. Well done, Lily!
We are proud of your efforts in Yr1.


Jonah finally got his bronze badge. We are so proud of you, Jonah. Well done! 
Let's aim for The Silver Learner Profile Badge next term!

The Report cards were handed out at the end of the school day 
and we couldn't be more proud. Lily is doing so well and Jonah too. 
An awesome end of the term!

Now it's time for our two week Winter holiday! Yay ☺

Senior Sport's Day 2016


It was a cold and windy day, but the Senior Sport's Day still went ahead. 


J with his friend M




Lunch break with the boys - a nice bunch of kids!

video

Google+ created this little movie from photos I took during the event!



The kids had a great Sport's Day! 
Jonah came second in the 80m heat so we are very proud of him.






Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Name day in The Swedish Calendar

Today is my Name Day in the Swedish calendar... A day worth celebrating!

Cake and card - the perfect way to celebrate my Name Day and say goodbye to the month of May!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Road Trip Reminisce

It's been two years since our little family had a weekend holiday away from home. Yep, you read it correctly... Two years! We are not spoilt with trips, holidays or vacations... ☺

This was our first road trip as a family and hopefully this wasn't our last - even though our return trip home turned out to be slightly scary...

Photos are a perfect way to reminisce especially since I've uploaded heaps of mobile phone photos to Google+ recently. I can't believe two years have gone... We started our journey from Brisbane and drove west towards Warwick and then south to Texas and our end destination was the small country town of Bingara in New South Wales.





Family photos in the National Park



Texas, NSW, Australia


Oh, wonderful countryside!





La Familia


La Familia in motion


Beautiful sunset over Bingara



Old farmhouse


The windows had seen better days, but I still think they are beautiful!


Old stove


Hello!


Ah, the patina... ♥




Hubby and I ♥


More countryside


Panorama pix

Bingara Museum

  
 


 
 
 



 
 
 


 




 
 




 


Bingara town centre with shops, hall and cinema













Even my movie favourite Marilyn had a special spot in Bingara. 


All Nations Goldmine, Bingara, NSW.



 
 
 

 






For the first time in my life I visited a country cemetery. Wow, so different from any of the many cemeteries I've ever visited in Sweden.




 










 









 

 





 




 












An open gate to... ?




Driving home we almost hit a dead kangaroo on the road. We had oncoming traffic so hubby had to break really hard - so hard the break fluid cable broke and the breaks stopped working. Our next problem to find a mechanic open on a Sunday in the middle of nowhere... 


A distant relative to hubby's family was able to assist us!
 


All's well that ends well. 
We arrived home safe and sound later than planned, 
but at least we made it home!

♥♥♥


If you want to take a look at the original road trip posts: