This was my favourite part of today.
From both children. At the same time. For an hour.
Oh holidays! They are wonderful and terrible all at the same time aren’t they? I won’t go on, but I will, because it’s my blog, but the girls have been SO exhausting this holiday. The sheer attitude, emotion and anger about EVERYTHING from the 5 yr old has been staggering. Beyond comprehension really. Add in a 2 yro who copies EVERYTHING her big sister does and it’s been a recipe of eye rolling disasters. The amount of times I have asked the girls to just turn down their volume. Be considerate of each others. Be grateful for new experiences. And new things. Be appreciative of a meal being provided by them. It’s just crazy. Rob and I asked the girls to be quiet 16,789 times and lost our shit 12,376 times today. And I’m not exaggerating. How do you shake sense into your kids? I know it’s age and excitement, but sweet baby cheeses I am counting down the hours until we get home so I can scream at them in the comfort of my own home and feed them bread and water and ban TV and not care less about their cries of indignation. I just do not care what they think. I SWEAR as a child I was actually grateful for things. I SWEAR I must have been. I remember enjoying holidays, and new times and just being with my family. Not crying because we had to eat out and have something like fish and chips and LEMONADE for lunch. The cruelty of it!
OK. Enough. Here! Look at the pretty!
And there was pretty. We drove up to the Hills, then out to the Barossa Valley for the day and then back to the Hills for the night. We saw some pretty landscape. Tasted some pretty special wine (and took some home in the boot). I love discovering different parts of this wonderful country – like the Snowy Mountains earlier in the year, and now South Australia. What a place Australia is.
I think my favourite part of this place is the stone. In every building, and house, amazing stone. It’s unique to SA and something beautiful to behold.
As is the shiraz from this place.
See? Stone. And vines. Endless vines.
Yes, it makes up for all the rest.