Thursday, October 6, 2011

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}

Gosh, it is a month since I last posted.  I have neglected this little ol' blog!

Joining Like Mother Like Daughter for {pretty, happy, funny, real}.

Last week DH had a week off work so we went away on our first family holiday since June of last year.

Which, incidentally, does not count because taking a 2 month old to England to visit relatives is certainly not a holiday for the mother:)

We had three nights on the world heritage listed Fraser Island staying at the Kingfisher Bay Resort.

All I can say, is we timed it very well as the day after we left there was a fire on the island and half the resort had to be evacuated!

The island and resort are certainly very pretty.

We approached the island by ferry and the resort was hidden away in the trees.

Our room was probably the only one in the resort that didn't overlook the water - but we were happy with our view of the trees.


Ginger had her first visit to the beach - we are in that small percentage of Australians that don't live within a cooee of the beach.

Once she got over being uncomfortable with walking on the sand she had a great time.

I love those darling sturdy toddler legs.

"Honestly Teddy, you just have to taste this sand!"

The second day we were on the island was really overcast.  

We were supposed to go on a whale watching cruise which was included with our package but had to pull out because there was a severe wind warning and we were advised against taking young children out.

So, DH suggested we walked to Lake McKenzie instead.

The brochure we picked up from the hotel desk said it was a 5 1/2 to 6 hour round trip for a moderate to fit person. 

DH said that they always overestimate these things and it "absolutely will not take us that long" because they won't really have measured a really fit person.

Well, you guessed it ladies, it did take a long time.

5 and 1/2 hours of a long time!

And we took shortcuts on the return leg by walking on four wheel drive tracks.

On the plus side we did see the stunning freshwater Lake McKenzie.  

And, were able to refresh our feet in it for a whole 10 minutes before starting the homeward bound leg because it was already 12 pm and we only had muesli (granola) bars with us, and the hotel restaurants closed at 2pm:)

Ginger was sorely unimpressed by the whole proceedings.

In fact, she did this for a good portion of the walk until her Daddy forgot he was carrying his daughter and not an army pack and jolted her awake while readjusting the weight.


Ginger sleeps with a lot of plush toys at the moment.

So, they all had to come to Fraser Island with us.

Sometimes, it is even hard for her to get her arms around them all!

When she tries to pick one up, she loses the others.

Got them all at last!


  1. Wow, beautiful pics! Makes me wish I was there. Your little one is just precious with her toddler legs.

  2. Looks like an amazing trip! How beautiful.

  3. I've been wondering where you were - the beaches look beautiful - glad you had some time away.

  4. Your daughter on the beach with her teddy bear is priceless! Looks like a lovely get away, glad you enjoyed!

  5. Well what a wonderful trip for you all! It is nice to get a away once in a while. Matt and I just returned from a 10 day trip ourselves.

    That last sequence of photos is adorable! What a sweetheart!

  6. Love the tentative beach steps and the armful of friends. Thanks for posting!

  7. I've missed you!
    Your holiday photos are beautiful. Ginger is so cute with all her stuffed friends.
    That was an ambitious hike! Well done!