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2019 has been another eventful year for me with plenty of happenings throughout the year. Not only did I move interstate into a new home, but I retired from my job, gained a new granddaughter, went on my first ever women’s health retreat in Bali, holidayed in Sri Lanka and The Maldives and spent some time caravanning in New South Wales.
So here’s the best of 2019:
We enjoyed our own backyard over the summer holidays in our temporary home on the Tweed River and local beaches. We had many trips down to our house under construction in Kingscliff and checked out our new surrounds to be.
Being the month of my birthday I enjoyed a couple of lunches out with friends and family.
I spent a week in Ubud, Bali on a women’s wellness retreat with six other women, followed by a week with my husband and another couple in a 5 star resort in Nusa Dua. On my return we moved into our brand new house in Kingscliff.
We spent the month settling into our new house and new surrounds in Kingscliff, on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales.
My husband’s birthday was celebrated aboard a sunset cruise on the Tweed River cruising from Tumbulgum down the Rous River and back along the Tweed River taking in the mesmerising sight of the sun setting against the backdrop of Mount Warning.
We were keeping warm in winter in our new home with the addition of a new firepit in our outdoor entertaining area. Also I had a chance encounter with a very greedy Osprey at Cudgen Creek in Kingscliff.
Undeniably the best part of 2019 was the safe arrival of a beautiful little granddaughter. She’s a sweet little girl who is a perfect blend of both her mummy and daddy. Words cannot describe the love I feel for this beautiful little bundle of joy. Becoming a grandmother is definitely one of life’s big events.
Later on in the month we tested out our new caravan with a long weekend in Iluka on the North Coast of New South Wales.
35 kilometres of gruelling and challenging walking through all types of terrain on the Bloody Long Walk on the Gold Coast. This annual event is a fundraiser for Mitochondrial Disease and was a very well organised and worthy cause to raise money for this charity. My team of seven walkers managed to raise an incredible $1829.
Caravanning down the Coffs Coast of New South Wales on the Bellinger River and day trips to Bellingen, Dorrigo and the beaches along the south Coffs Coast. We camped right on the Bellinger River at the town of Repton.
We took off overseas on an extraordinary two weeks holiday to Sri Lanka and The Maldives.
The arrival of a foster puppy called Orchid, a little black labrador, who will one day become an Assistance Dog to someone in need of assistance with daily tasks.
My daughter returned home from the UK after six months. It was a very social month with High Tea for a friend’s birthday and Melbourne Cup celebrations. Towards the end of the month we took off on another caravan trip to Nambucca Heads exploring the beaches in the area and the Nambucca Valley.
On our way back from Nambucca Heads we stopped at Lennox Heads for a few days . Then we returned home for Christmas preparations as it will be the first Christmas we’ve spent together as a family for a while, and with the addition of a granddaughter this one will be very special.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my readers for your support during 2019. May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to providing more informative blogs for your reading enjoyment in 2020.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.