This week I have been thinking on family traditions, particularly from my side of the family.
One of these is rock collecting. My parents loved taking us rock collecting as kids and I still love it. Recently Jack has become fascinated with rocks, and fossils and so we have been exploring the Longreach countryside for great rock treasures. We are having so much fun and Longreach is ideal for such a hobby.
The photos don't so them justice but in the sunlight they are beautiful. We found agates, loads of petrified wood, and many others that I just don't know yet.
The other tradition that has begun, is that I have become an Avon Representative for Longreach. My Grandma and my mother were at one time before me, so in a small way I feel a part of something bigger than just a new business venture. It is fun and I enjoy meeting new people and talking with them. I get to take Sam with me and I enjoy having a new challenge. I even started my own Facebook page for customers here. Come on over and join, especially if you live in Longreach, and even if you don't, do it to make me feel loved :) Brochures arrived on Friday and can also be emailed. All of this and a new haircut and I'm ready to go!
This week we also adopted Mango the magpie. He had been blown out of his nest in a very tall gumtree by the wind. He was unable to get back up, no matter how hard his parents tried to get him to. In the end we brought him inside and took care of him. Sadly he died overnight and we all cried, before burying him with the petunias in the back garden. He fell over 10 meters from his nest, so it was possible he had internal injuries or died of shock.
This week we have also acquired pet lizards and a very big green frog that would easily filled my entire hand. This combined with a big week of friends and visitors has been action packed. Time to go and have a little nap I believe.