Hello there, we are back from our lovely trip to Mullumbimby, and right back into the swing of things, but first Mullum and Bimby (thank you Ilo). Staying with my aunt Patma was so easy, she adores Poe and Ilo and they feel the same way about her, which basically meant sleep ins for Scott and I and lots of laughing and craziness. We ate lots of Milk and Honey pizza (best pizza ever, yes ever and they also do a mind blowing chocolate mousse), checked out the growers market, which was full of interesting and delightful local produce such as tempeh made with fava beans, a sprout stall and a brown rice sushi stall that included tempura pumpkin and goats cheese (Nikki, are you reading this?), searched through op shops and garage sales with limited success, caught up with another aunt and cousins, ate scrumptious organic donuts (two words that are rarely placed side by side) at Brunswick Markets and had loads of cups of tea. It was a lovely little break.
Just a couple of days after we returned we celebrated Ziggy's 7th Birthday, which was also lots of fun and then my mum and dad came up for a couple of days. Yes only a couple of days, nowhere near enough but they will be back in August for Ilo's birthday. As always it was so great seeing my mum and dad, they have so much love and energy to give to Poe and Ilo, you can see them beaming with adoration, beautiful. Both Poe and Ilo wanted to go with them back down to the Coast and all today, after they left this morning, they have both been lamenting the fact that they aren't here with us (so was I).
Tonight before reading books, Poe, Ilo and I had a talk about their upcoming birthdays, Ilo upon asking what he would like for his birthday answered "a book and a perfect apple with no holes in it and another perfect apple to give to Sidney for her birthday and a Bally, Bally, Bally, Bally (i then intervened "Ballet?") yes a Ballet skirt in red". Poe meanwhile was getting excited about a torch and a detective kit with a notepad and magnifying glass.
Two more sleeps until the Pop up Shop, woohoo and eek. Bell and I definitely have fears of sitting in the space by ourselves as the clothes gather dust and spiders find some new homes. But I have stifled such thoughts and after a little panic today managed to sew a whole heap of new items, which has been fun, including some tops that are orange and white striped with, wait for it, cherries on them (thanks Mum). So hopefully I will sell some stuff but leave enough for the markets next week and some for the Blue Caravan shop (it is looking a little empty, which is great but also not so great).