We have just returned from a few days away at the river in beautiful Bright. It was indeed very hot, with temperatures reaching 44, 42, 42 and 40 degrees. The average temperature for the whole of Australia was over 40, which is a record for our hot country. The threat of bushfires is very much on our minds now, but we still spent a beautiful few days escaping the heat by floating in the river and riding waterslides run by the local rotary club.
Here are my three blondies, Juliet doing her 'cannonball', and me parasailing off the nearby mountains for my birthday.
I've been showered with gifts, inexpensive and unique, which have made my birthday the most special, memorable and amazing birthday ever. I can't wait to see what lies ahead for the next 37 days.
In my twenties I was lucky enough to be able to travel the world, adventurous enough to work on 4 continenents, and to find a job I adored in teaching. In my thirties I married the love of my life, had 4 beautiful children, and found a dream home in the bush after many years in the city. Turning 40 was a wonderful experience with my family, combined with launching myself off a mountain and faceplanting into the landing paddock with my usual grace and coordination. I can't wait to see what adventures life will bring me in my forties. They may not always be easy but I know they will be filled to the brim.