Wednesday 23rd December 2009, Melbourne.

About time to tell what has been happening over the past couple of weeks. As one can imagine our time has been fully occupied with the things that would normally happen at this time of year:- visiting family, Linda filling in time baby-sitting and doing all her Xmas shopping, in fact she is on her final day of shopping today with a venture into the city on the train. I have as usual on our annual visit to Melbourne being rearranging the storage area in the back of ‘Tilly the Truck’ to make things easier for our next year of travelling, things can always be improved. We are still thinking of having a relaxed year again next year with another extended stay on the Sunshine Coast till, hopefully, the financial situation improves a little, but having said that things do change. We are looking forward to a very quiet Xmas on our own this year for the first time that we can remember, as Matt, Lou and family have gone to Tassie to be with Lou’s mum and family, and Narrelle and matt having Matt’s parents down from Albury so we thought we would let them have a dedicated get together with his family. We intend visiting them late afternoon on Xmas day though so we don’t miss out on family all together. So soon all the pre season rush will be over and we can get back to a normal lifestyle once again, but I guess we are not the only ones in that situation.