|Gum trees with a view
|What's out there!
|More gum trees
|Crikey ,...cliff face both sides of this track ... Hope I don't go flying right out there.
|I was a good boy ..... I stayed close to Mum and Dad
|What the heck was that????
|It was a car ...... right down in the valley. I could see it!!
|Old man emu!!
Then we headed off to Sydney for one night only. Had another visit with Nan. Her arm is healing nicely and she was a lot more comfortable and looked a wee bit better. She always brightens up when she sees me. Well .... doesn't everyone!!
The next day we headed off for Glen Innes and the Australian Celtic Festival. Crikey ..... would you believe the weather had deteriorated again. It wasn't raining but it was looking very much like it was going to. Remember the Man from Snowy River festival? Seems like if WE are going to a festival it is going to get washed out. Surely we couldn't be that unlucky. This festival is good fun. I'm allowed EVERYWHERE and along with lots of Celtic music and dancing there are sheep dog trials. How good is that going to be? It doesn't start until tomorrow and we couldn't get accommodation in Glen Innes so we are staying at a nearby town called Inverell. We have a really nice little cottage with a nice garden so I'm happy. Today we went into Glen to check things out and we also went and had a look at a cottage on a sheep farm. It was booked out this year but we have booked it for next year. WOW!! You should see it. Did I say it's on a sheep farm???? Well it is. It's on a bit over two and a half thousand acres and OMD it's beautiful! The cottage is lovely and FULLY fenced so I will be able to explore our little area AND I will be able to see all the happenings outside the fence. I'm also allowed to go anywhere I like on the property as long as I'm under control around the animals. Me ..... under control around the animals? Hahahahahahahah!! There's sheep and alpacas and cows and horses and roos and roos and roos AND ..... OMD ..... rabbits, rabbits, rabbits, rabbits!!!!!!!! I got to have a look at the cottage and I got to have a look at my little yard and outside my yard I got to meet, up close and personal, a SHEEP!!! I got to sniff it's head and it's butt. Crikey ...... the smell ..... it was delicious!!!! But the best part was the poop. I've never seen so much poop in one place. We went for a bit of a walk around the farm. Me on lead, of course, but I didn't care ...... it was still fun. There was so much poop. Cow, sheep, roo, horse, alpaca and rabbit. A virtual smorgasbord!!!! I didn't know what to try first. I can't wait for next year. We are going to stay a whole week. How good will that be?????
Now here's the bit you are not going to believe. I don't believe it either and it mightn't happen but a big cold front is supposed to be coming to Glen Innes and it's supposed to be VERY cold over the next few days and the weather bureau has even said it could, and probably would, SNOW on Sunday. OMD!!!!! SNOW!!!!!! I've heard all about it from all you blokes over there and now I might get to see it. Crikey ...... I hope it happens. Dad says it will probably melt almost as soon as it hits the ground but I don't care. At least I'll be able to say I've seen snow!!!! How good will that be?????
Wanna run ...... Love, Charlie.