Friday, January 05, 2007

On the Road Again

on the road again

Were off on another road trip. This time to Armidale, although we've affectionately named it "Farmidale". It's a 6-hour drive, 567kms northwest of Sydney, so I am hoping to snap a kangaroo or some other Australian wildlife on the way. Were heading to the "sticks" for a goregous country wedding and then were off to a seaside romp in Coffs Harbour. If you are familiar with Coffs Harbour, you will know that it's the home of the Big Banana, which interestingly enough is where we purchased Cocoa the monkey. Trivial thoughts aside, I will definitely be posting some photographs of the New South Wales countryside as soon as I get back.


As for the topic of weddings, I hate to say this but I think that weddings will be the bane of our existence this year. It's only January and we are already slated to attend four weddings. Who knows what the tally will be by the end of the year. Maybe I shouldn't be such a wet blanket, I do love a wedding. I love getting dressed up, I love having an excuse to buy a new outfit, I love seeing old friends, I love being invited to share a meal, I love the free booze.

But for women, the whole process of getting married can not only be expensive for the bride but also for the bride’s friends. There is the engagement present, the bridal shower or kitchen tea, then the hen’s night and then there’s the actual wedding present. And who wants to give their friends cheap presents? Must I consider a second income just to support my wedding habit? If you see me selling cupcakes or lemonade on my front lawn please don’t hesitate to come and lend some support.

See you when I get back!

COMING UP: Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches (as seen on
this post)


Anonymous said...

If I see you selling your cupcakes in the front yard, you can bet I'll be there to buy some! It may be a long commute from here to there, but I'm sure they'd be divine!
Travel safe.

Anonymous said...

If you're selling cupcakes, I'm buying!!!
Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches.

Anonymous said...

We all go through the seemingly "endless going to wedding" phase - but don't worry there is a light at the end of the tunnel, because next you will be going to lots of christenings! Being invited to a wedding these days is a real novelty for me and my peer these days.

wheresmymind said...

Gonna get a monkey suit for Coco? *grin*

Anonymous said...

The Big Banana is my favourite 'big' thing in Oz (most disappointing, would have to be the Big (not very) Macadamia Nut). Hope you take lots of pictures .. I haven't seen it in ages and wonder if it still holds up to the test of time.

Anonymous said...

I love Armidale. Have a lovely trip Jen. YOu're soo right about weddings