I really love the community in which we live, a community that covers a large area with a wonderful group of diverse, yet similar people. Solid, good people, many of whom I'm proud to call my friends.
Today we came together for our annual inter-school sports carnival.
As well as a grand opportunity for the kids to jump, run, throw and catch, it's lovely to catch up with friends. Some are mums of kids who go to school with my own, some go to other small schools in our district, mums who cook, sew, crochet, knit, milk cows, grow veges, run in fun runs, write freelance articles, ride, muster, fence and truck cattle amongst other things. And some do all of these things AND teach their kids. I take my hat off to them. And thank them for their lovely company today.
I managed to miss many of the kids' events. Too busy chatting. Busy cooking snags. Busy having a lovely day. This boy brought home an age champion trophy. He was obviously busy too.
I caught up with Sal at the high jump just as she was putting her shoes back on.
And Jess just as she 'put' her last 'shot'. Not much of a shot-putter, but a beautiful smile!
Next term we'll all come together again at one of the other small schools in the district for a T-Ball tournament. We'll all be looking forward to that one, for both the sporting and social aspects.