Thursday, January 01, 2009


In the Wet Cave - Naracoorte Caves

Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier (yeeouch looking very podgy around the middle)

So 2008 ended not with a bang but a sort of half-arsed fizzle. Not that I expected a "BANG" as such but I did envisage having a champagne and some pre-dinner nibbles, followed by a lovely bottle of Giesen and a fresh lobster purchased from Port Macdonnell that morning accompanied by some lovely evening chatter with WH, rounded off with a Ferrero Rocher chocolate and a final glass of bubbly at midnight. I pictured lots of laughing, sharing our highs and lows of the year gone and what we hoped to achieve in 2009 on a number of different levels.

What I got was WH feeling off-colour and therefore not in the mood to drink, eat much or talk. He ended up building Lego with BS. I read my Womens Health magazine. Then BS and I watched Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (which BS was calling Herbie Goes to Mount Gambier as we'd been to Mt Gambier earlier that day). Seeing midnight in was but a pipe dream. At least I woke up with no hang-over from food or drink and a decent night's sleep. HOW SAD :-( LOL

So apart from last night not being what we planned, the rest of the holiday was fantastic. We explored caves, played on some great playgrounds, visited some nice towns, bought freshly caught/cooked lobster and prawns, saw the Blue Lake and Umpherston Sinkhole in Mount Gambier and did a spot of wine-tasting. Staying in the Coonawarra district, with very cool weather made for ideal red wine drinking conditions. Our accommodation had a great a-la-carte restaurant which we took good advantage of. Yep more "holiday eating" but I didnt go as crazy as I have at other times.
I have caught up on blogs and am planning my "GOAL POST" for tomorrow when I'm fresher and have thought it through a little more.
Cheers all Magda


Kristy said...

Happy New Year Magda and what a lovely break away. It's really nice area down there...

Doris's BEHAG journey said...

Happy New Year Magda. Enjoy your break in the beautiful Australian bush. Looking at a great 2009..........what a year it is going to be for everyone!

Magda said...

Happy New Year to you too Kristy. It was a great place to visit. We all really enjpyed it.

Hey Doris!! Happy New Year and bring it on I say!!

:-) Magda