Hello from sunny AND hot Mildura.
On December 27th, we drove 7 hours to get here.
In a few hours we will be home.
A few months ago, I rang Scott's cousin that lives here and asked if we could come and stay.
By the end of the conversation, we were coming to "house sit".
At the moment we all feel like the "luckiest" family in the whole wide world.
The house is a mansion.
It is magnificently decorated.
The gardens are immaculate.
And the "piece a resistante"........there is a massive pool outside the back door.
The setting for our "holiday" could not have been any better.
Scott has many family members that live around Mildura and the hospitality we have been shown is indescribable.
Amelia and Tom had a wonderful afternoon driving around in a boat.
Tom and I even attempted knee boarding!
The food, the fun and the relaxation has been well needed.
The lifestyle is unlike anything at home.
I am coming home with many "creative ideas" for our own home environment.
Our animals at home have been well looked after by my awesome brother, as has the house and garden.
Amelia has struggled with the heat, late nights and social stimulation.........
but as always she recovers the next day.
Amelia, Tom, Scott and I have each had our own memorable experiences to last a long time.
Happy 2013 everyone.
We are looking forward to sharing our lives with you over the next 12 months.