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Sunday, 13 October 2013

Bull Sales and Birthday Weekends

As this year continues on at a relentless pace, the final school term of the year has commenced, Jessie's last at primary school.

The last weekend of holidays saw us head to town for bull sales,


harder than we'd hoped but not entirely unexpected given the current state of the industry.  With 70 percent of our state drought-declared and cattle prices depressed all year, one should be grateful to sell any.

This weekend we travelled some two hundred kilometres north west to a "mini-Olympic fun day", an opportunity to stay with some friends formally from this area and ones we don't see nearly often enough.  With our team of seven from Marlborough


 we set about competing in volleyball, tennis, cricket and t-ball, on what was a hot, dry day out.

















And today I'm feeling every inch the forty-three years I'm celebrating.

20 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Fiona - you don't look a day over 25!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you.
    You have a true Aussie cricket pitch there. Beaut photos. x

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    1. Getting a little brown around here everywhere at the moment Zara, typical of this time of year. Hopefully storms not far away.

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  3. Happy Birthday you! I know ... sometimes I feel the age too ... and I don't flog myself on a dry sports field!

    I must say I love last term of school more than any other ... it's busy and short ... and it means Christmas holidays at the end!

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    1. Thankyou Carmel. Yes, Term 4's my favourite too, the countdown is on and we're already singing carols here!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Fiona. Keep playing games, girl, it's good for you. It's my theory it doesn't matter what you play as long as you keep doing it.

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  5. Happy Birthday!

    You look amazing. Go you.

    It does look so dry in your photos. Term 4 starts here tomorrow and it will be on! It is good fun but one of those terms that just starts and the next thing I know I look up and it is Christmas!!!

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  6. your birthday?! Hope that Jess whips you up a super cake and gives you the night off cooking :-)
    I smiled when I saw that the Olympians were all wearing their felt hats, what a great get together. Even though the pitch and the volleyball court did look a little on the crunchy side.
    ... and dare I point out it looks like its been awhile since the big fella wore a pair of shorts outside ;-)

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  7. PS I woulda sung happy birthday, but that's not a gift anyone seems to appreciate. Apparently my singing voice doesn't sounds as great in reality as it does in my head. I know, as my kids told me :|

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  8. Happy Birthday also. Don't know what to say about the athletes though.

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  9. Seriously! It was my birthday yesterday! So that's why we get on so famously!
    Hope its a lovely day for you too.
    I have one finishing primary school too. Lots of celebration nights ahead it seems!

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    1. Actually I'm the 14th . I just checked your post date. Have we figured this out before or was I too out of it last year?

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    2. I don't think this was mentioned last year Annie ... but do hope you had a wonderful day.

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  10. Oh happy birthday Fiona!!! You look fabulous......and extremely fit! Hope you had a great day :-) xxx

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  11. happy birthday Fi, I hope your 5 spoilt you rotten.
    Love that all you bushies wear felts, we have a couple up in the top of the cupboard for when we visit the old stomping groups but city folk don't appreciate them!
    xx

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  12. Many congratulations on your birthday! I just love your photos - despite the dire conditions for you all, you seem to manage to have real family and community fun :).

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  13. Happy Birthday! Hope you weren't too sore today. I hope your husband and children spoil you like crazy today.

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  14. That looks like it was a fun weekend. Always good in the middle of a dry time to have a bit of fun with family and friends!

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