And just like that the holidays were over.
The cake – with marzipan and before the royal icing. I liked it best like this…
There was Christmas. Which we hosted. I made Fruit Mince pies & a traditional Christmas cake with marzipan and royal icing (first time ever) to greet the season. It was mad, hectic, festive & fun.
To Lorne – to the house of my totally fabulous Aunty & Uncle who have been our hosts for 30 years now – in a house on Great Ocean Rd, just over the road from the beach and 5 minutes walk from The main shopping strip. Bliss.
On a wall in Lorne – Ghostpatrol?
Lorne has changed a lost since I was a teenager. And in other ways it hasn’t. It’s been fascinating over the years to watch the beach change shape – to watch the tourists change shape. To watch the guests change shape. To watch the house change shape. I used to go to Lorne every year when I was younger. As life got busier & commitments led me elsewhere the visits have grown less frequent. I miss it. It was nice to be able to spend some time there this year with my own little ones.
That’s a shrimp!
It was nice to go rockpooling, and watch them play in the surf.
Back with part 2 tomorrow.