We took a week and made a round trip to see family and friends in some Australian hotspots.
Chris’ brother, the legendary Mad Macka from Cosmic Psychos works in Canberra as one does when they are a rockstar. Chris also worked there for a couple of years before we met. Actually all the siblings had a full reunion over Easter for the first time in 8 years. It is always a small victory when there is a successful family reunion. Canberra is a very settled and family friendly city, perfect to be enjoyed with my niece and nephew and little son. We helped Gus discover a croissant at Penny University. He is a very selective eater so it felt like a huge accomplishment for him to add a new food item to his repertoire. Hot chocolates were drunk, LegoMasters was watched and great times were had.
Leura, Blue Mountains
We drove from Canberra to Leura in the Blue Mouintains for a visit with Chris’ Aunt and Uncle. Husband managed to find the best bathroom ever in an AirBnb, a little cottage on a property right next to the bushland. The cottage was very small and extremely romantic for a couple without a toddler. With a toddler it was a trap with many surprises. We managed to not have him burnt by the fireplace or the heaters, or drop stuff down accessible drains. It was all worth the effort for the lovely view. We spent some soothing family time with Cillian proving himself an orator yet again. To end the trip on a high note, we had probably the best croissant from Black Cockatoo Bakery.
We stayed with friends and we had a house of 3 kids. It was a lovely visit with a lot of fun toys and walks on the beach. I managed to get my phone stolen at Bondi Beach. I was just super happy I backed up all the photos the day before so I was less crushed.