Life gets the better of me occasionally, and I find myself needing to retreat for a while.
Blossom came home safely from the UK, and a day later was trying on her bridesmaid's dress for Kezzie's wedding in October...
With her arrival home, she brought other news.
By Christmas she will have left Australian shores again and be on the road to a new life in England with the man of her dreams.
They have been email friends for five years...and now it's official, he's stolen her heart, and she his.
Mr E and I have just four more months of our baby girl at home, so we're trying to avoid tears as much as possible and create beautiful and lasting memories with her.
You can all console me in December, but for now I am trying hard to make these next few months really special, ok?
We've started by exploring our own town!
On Saturday we all went to the Museum of Tropical Queensland...
We arrived in time for Mr E to play a role as a gunner on the HMS Pandora...
He even received a Gunner's certificate!
The Pandora was the ship sent by the British navy to hunt down the mutineers from The Bounty. The museum has many, many artifacts from the Pandora as she sunk off the North Queensland coast and is the most widely studied shipwreck in Australia.
We had a few laughs along the way...
Mr E in shackles!
Along with Blossom!
I, unfortunately, was beheaded instead!
There is an entire section of the museum just devoted to the art of Taxidermy...
...but that was pretty yukky for Blossom and I. Mr E, however, thought it would be a wonderful occupation. Erk!!
Today I am printing and packing patterns for a new shop opening in the USA early next year...
...and planning more changes to Elefantz later in the year.
Time now for dinner plans - I'm thinking lamb, done in Greek way...mmmmm, yummy.