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Monday, 18 May 2009

Home again, home again... jiggity jig!

Yesterday was spent driving, driving again so we could go home. We only had five days to "spend" on our holiday. I really needed to get away and I had the most wonderful time. It's quite hard to take holidays when you are self-employed, and I really appreciated Bradley taking time off so we could go away. The drive home was hard because I had a migraine all day. I so badly wanted to stay in Melbourne in bed, but we needed to be home by this morning. Bradley and the kids did all the packing up while I stayed in bed moaning and then we got in the car. It really was one of the longest days ever, I was so grateful that it was a cloudy, dismal day which made the journey more bearable. When we got home I crawled into bed and didn't emerge till late today and my head is much more bearable now.
These photos were taken at "Suga" in the Queen Victoria Markets. They make a feature in their shops of the toffee (candy) making. It is facinating to watch. It is quite a heavy job and involves skill too! They are so good at it! I was fascinated to watch them at the markets. Then we went to Southland the next day, found another Suga shop and watched them there too!

We loved our holiday in Melbourne. I guess anywhere we don't usually go to would have been fun, because everything was new and exciting. Even the zoo! We have annual zoo membership for Zoos SA which means that we can go to the Adelaide Zoo or Monarto as many times as we want for a 12 month period. It also meant we could go to the Melbourne Zoo for free. It was pretty exciting because of the butterfly house and also the elephants. We don't have any elephants here in SA so the kids were pretty excited to see elephants. Especially Mr 8. So, I am grateful for the holiday, but think I need another! (There's no pleasing some people, is there?)


Deb said...

Oww Kris, that wouldn't have been an enjoyable trip home for you at all.... I so sympathise with you.... migraines are the pits and I bet you're pleased to have been able to curl up in your own bed. Take care hun, hugs xx

Lotti said...

Driving home in the car with a migraine would not have been fun, but I hope that you are much better now. It must have been good to be home in your own bed. Well I guess it's like that isn't it .... you come back from a holiday and you can't wait to go away again. I think that anywhere that you go that is different to where you normally live is exciting, and nice for a holiday.

maria said...

I hope you're feeling much better as I know migranes can sometimes make you feel groggy even the next day.
Glad you had a good break.

Levin said...

we have zoo cards too and it's very handy when you go to melbourne :)
sorry to hear your trip back was so bad - hope your head clears up soon so you can get back to normalcy- and no doubt, mountains of washing.

Pip said...

There's no place like home is there,but isn't it funny how when you come back from holiday you need another to get over it. I hope your migraine is better now. I like the pictures of the toffee pulling, great how the reflections have come out in them. I can remember pulling toffee when we were kids,we did smaller amounts, quite fun, but not very good for our teeth.

dutchcomfort said...

Isn’t the best thing from a holiday to go back home? Sorry to hear about your migraine! I’ve enjoyed watching the picturs from your trip!

Jantine said...

I am glad you made it home and hope you feel better now. At least you had a good time together ;-).

Louise said...

I hope you enjoyed your few days away. I know what you mean about needing another holiday, especially after emptying the suitcases and having to do all the washing! x