So here I am back at the beginning of our trip.
But being the troupers that we are, that very night we headed off to St. David's park for Carols by Candlelight (Ella's first). We met for the first time my niece Sarah (my brother's little girl who until recently has been living in Korea and now lives in Tassie with her very devoted and awesome dad)
Between Kit and I being not so well matched for rowing, the water being only inches deep in some parts and Ella freaking out every time the boat rocked slightly to the side (like when I leaned in for this photo), it was hardly relaxing.
But we managed to row under the oldest bridge in Australia...eventually...
Ella really didn't have much faith is us.
|Ella LOVES little caravans like this|
I also took Kit and Ella up to the old fort, near where I grew up. My old house is now a school, but I was really disappointed generally with how the area has changed. Funnily enough though, I've since remembered that I have a really similar photo to this of Kit and Ella when they were both A LOT smaller.
Somewhere in here my Dad arrived and Jake and Sarah and I had a lovely dinner with Dad (but sadly no photos)
And then Oscar arrived and we picked him up from the airport and went down to visit my Nan again.
My gorgeous, lovely, sweet Nan.
Oscar arrived just in time to celebrate Ella's 13th birthday
There was some bubble tea...
|I'm not sure why it looks like I'm sitting on my mother in law's lap|
The girl had a blast!
And the next day, Dad and Remi arrived and we were all together again...