After Christmas we went back down to Rosebud for our main family holiday. Unfortunately we didn’t see much of the beach as Rosie became ill with a mystery virus. After her third night of a high fever and no sleep we wearily entered Rosebud Emergency department. Here’s our sick Rosie thoroughly enjoying the attention of the wonderful medical staff.
Good friends Liz and Chris came to visit us at Rosebud. We were able to have some proper time on the beach, share some lovely meals and enjoyed playing games and drinking wine in the evening.
Early in January Mum and Dad came over to spend a couple of weeks with us. They have been looking into the feasibility of coming to live in Australia and had various meetings to attend. However we did manage to do a couple of nice family outings including, time at the beach, lunch out for my birthday and a trip to Healesville Sanctuary, where we found this friendly parrot.
Rosie has started attending childcare; which she has quickly settled into. I am very impressed by the quality of care and the level of reporting that they do. She regularly returns home with photos and written reports about her day. It was initially quite upsetting to leave her there but I have to admit that I have enjoyed the freedom of going to coffee with friends, gold class cinemas with Jason and getting some work done before school starts next week. Here’s a picture of us enjoying an evening walk at Rosebud.
Jason did the 28km Two Bays run again this year from Dromana to Cape Schanck. He was satisfied with his time as he had improved on the year before. Jason also had fun competing in the Slam beach volleyball competition with a group of friends. They made it through to the semi-finals despite their interesting fancy dress!