September was a busy month for us. A quick trip to Bruny Island, Tasmania (a great mate of hubby’s was turning 60) meant stuffing into a suitcase appropriate clothes for the cold, jeans, jackets, boots and jumpers.
Beautiful Bruny Island
Windswept and 60 .. Stephen B
We were back home for a couple of days before a complete repack of same suitcase with bathers, dresses, shorts, sandals, sarongs, sun hat and suntan lotion. Ten days on Vanuatu with our good friends Grant and Juliana, staying at Eratap beach resort, which is quiet and secluded and tucked away on Efate Island.
Vanuatu is a group of islands located in the South Pacific, the perfect place to visit to shake off the winter doldrums. Beautiful days with temps sitting around 25 and nights around 18. Balmy weather and not a mozzie in sight. Vanuatu is lush and unspoilt, although Port Vila is busy and not the easiest place to get around as the roads are super busy.
My holiday summary.
- loved paddle boarding but would recommend against learning where there is a current
- have been kayaking with hubby now for over 20 years – and yet he still tells me how to paddle?
- used to love snorkelling! It is now appears to be one of my least favourite holiday past times – who cares that the sea snakes don’t bite
- really enjoyed reading ‘The Woman in the Window’ by A.J.Finn
- now realise mobile phones should be treated with caution. Viewing Insta on mobile while wearing a long dress and walking is not a great idea!
- over indulged in food no doubt about it, but it was outstanding
- was so pleased to note the absence of single use plastic bags in the Supermarket!
- love seeing hubby with a beard – handsome man
I wouldn’t hesitate visiting the Resort again … thanks so much to all the amazing staff you made the visit so special!
So there we have it … life has been busy. I love going away but I’m a homebody so coming home is special.
The weeds certainly enjoyed my absence and with a relatively mild start to spring, they had attempted a fairly good take over of the veg gardens. They had done a terrific job of smothering beetroot, spring onions and herbs while shouldering aside broccoli and kale. Not for long though – yours truly attacked them with vigour over the weekend, I won’t mention my back.
Wanting to contribute to spring growth, I have started throwing about some liquid seaweed fertiliser in the general direction of my brassicas, broad beans and leeks. I have a grapefruit and lime that need some TLC, so they have been given a liquid brew of Epsom salts and more seaweed .. next up for them will be some coffee grounds and some wood ash, oh the joy of organic gardening.
Our weekend will no doubt mean more fertiliser fun feeding the orchard with Rok Solid – which is a wondrous black brew of basalt rock, fish fert and seaweed.
My heritage spuds are eagerly awaiting the dirt … I’ve given them the thumbs up and assured them it won’t be long now and they will be planted.
A Sheep with attitude!
Life is grand isn’t it?