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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Welcome Back, Torrential Rain!

The photo above is taken out our apartment window this morning. As you can see, the clearer weather we enjoyed yesterday was short lived. What does one do in Port Macquarie in pouring rain? I guess we'll let you all know once we figure it out...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Answered Prayer

I'm not sure how well this photo shows it, but the rain has gone. It's still fairly cool, so swimming is not high on our agenda, but the weather is perfect for walking along the breakwater, or enjoying a coffee by the shore. So yeah, thanks to God for the answered prayer!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Holidays in sunny Port Macquarie

So it's been a long time since I've posted anything, and I fully intend to post something more deserving of being the first post in ages,but I just needed to share this.
My wife and I have been planning a get-away for ages. We booked a holiday in Port Macquarie over 6 months ago, and had my leave booked in and everything. As the time to leave drew close, things started to conspire against us. Projects that should have been well and truly completed at work were delayed massively. My offsider who was going to be holding down the fort at work got called up for jury duty. Some issues arose at home that made going away less appealing. But with unnecessarily high stress we departed, and arrived at Port Macquarie with the intention of trying to forget the stressors at home and spending a week relaxing on the beach.
This is a photo taken from the balcony of our apartment:

This has been the scene for the last 36 hours, and there's no sign of it letting up. We're so bored that my wife is now picking fights with me, and the boys are going completely stir crazy. We're trying to find things to do that are wet weather friendly, but my wife was so set on spending a week at the beach that she'd rather sit and be miserable then do things that we might well be able to do at home like take the boys to a play centre, or go bowling. Luckily, today we're spending time with some extended family but if this doesn't improve, being on holidays might turn out to be an incredibly hard week's work.