Shellcove Revisited Dec05

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Shellcove Revisited

After picking up the trailer from Complete Campsite, we headed down to Mum and Dad’s for some R&R.  The kids have been a little feral after lots of late nights and partying.  Lindy and I were also a little tired from our time back in the “big smoke”.

Again, it was like we had never left.  Mum, well, was mum and went out of her way to spoil us with dinners and deserts.

I played my annual game of golf with Dad.  This time Kembla Grange.  The  clouds rolled in, but the fellow at the club house assured us there was no rain on the radar “it’s all up north”, he said.

It started raining as we teed off the first tee.  He could get a job with the BoM.

Unbelievably, I actually played well.  But it was cold and pouring rain.  Dad actually picked up his ball after losing three balls off the tee on the 7th into the water.  First time I have seen him do that.  We gave up after the 9th hole.  I never counted the scores, but I think I won for the first ever time 🙂

Shellcove council held a christmas fair for the locals.  It had it all:  pony rides, animal farm, bungy trampoline, rides, laser zone, bands, free sausage snagers, fairy floss, pop corn, ice creams… not a bad spread.  The kids and I waited 45 mins to shoot each other for 5 mins in the laser zone.  I waited almost two hours for Kai to have a go at the bungy trampoline (hang about – this is sounding worse than Wet and Wild!).  But it was free, and had a real community feel.  I even ran into our old next door neighbour from Georges Hall when I was a kid!

Shae getting a tattoo

Shae getting a tattoo

The spoils

The spoils

Mum getting some urgent repairs after tripping

Mum getting some urgent repairs after tripping

The airy floss kid

The airy floss kid

Picnic at the Fair

Picnic at the Fair

Shae gets a pony ride

Shae gets a pony ride

Kai on the Bungy Trampoline

Kai on the Bungy Trampoline

 

Poppy took the kids and I down to the Albion Park Train Museum where they restore old trains, mostly old cane trains from north queensland.

Restored cane train

Restored cane train

Kai and Shae looking at an old cane train currently being restored

Kai and Shae looking at an old cane train currently being restored

Other than that, we didnt do a lot… some more admin, rode our bikes, walked to the beach.  And tried to get the kids back into a routine.

Last words go to Shae:  “Poppy is a pain”.  Yep.  Pot calling the kettle black.  At least we now know where he got that gene from (must have skipped a generation).