Thursday, 30 July 2015
|Greenhouses being prepared for berries|
|Testing the timer|
|Sausages with Graeme and Gladys|
|Men don't gossip!|
Monday, we headed once again to the Atherton Tablelands – becoming quite familiar with the road to Kuranda by now! Our first stop was at the Termite Shop for supplies of chilli chutney/jam (a carryover order from last year for deprived children!) and then a visit to Maria and Bruno at NQ Gold Coffee (the big kids needed a further supply!). After waiting for another couple to be served, we discovered that our pre-ordered coffee had been sold to someone else who called in, so we had to wait – and chat with Maria – while Bruno fired up the grinder. It was well worth the wait, though, and we now have enough coffee to last until Christmas, hopefully.
We had arranged to meet Jenny and Brian at Gallo Dairy for lunch, which was very enjoyable. We also enjoyed the company, the view and the scrumptious chocolates, however, the odour from the nearby milking sheds meant we didn’t stand around outside for too long. We finished off the afternoon with some very nice ice creams, handmade at a local strawberry farm.
With the clear, sunny skies disappearing on Tuesday, we sat around watching the mizzle turn into drizzle, which became rain by late afternoon. We pondered for half a second and decided to give bowls a miss and join in the sausage sizzle at the caravan park. Unfortunately, the camp kitchen wasn’t anywhere near large enough to accommodate all the caravanners, so Graeme and Gladys joined us under our awning for the evening; we only had a short dash to collect our food.
The rain continued on and off during Wednesday, with some wind for variety. It really was a good day for catching up on little jobs and reading. After a windy night, Thursday has been clear and warm, with many of the women making a dash for the laundry this morning. The Pajero was booked in for a service this morning, which meant that Himself actually saw the sunrise! All was well with the vehicle and he was back in time for morning tea with James and Maureen.
After much thought, I have come to the conclusion that I really do need a small printer in the caravan, so a visit to Officeworks this afternoon was called for and I now have a small $45 laser printer. The replacement toner cartridge will cost $59 when required – cheaper to buy a new printer!