99% humidity 
A slightly less quiet week. Some people are back from holiday, but not in the work mood yet!

We're off on holiday tomorrow for the week. We'll be camping by a sheltered beach, and hopefully we can keep Rachael occupied. She's going to miss her ice lollies, but she'll love sleeping in the tent. It's been warm, humid and wet this week, but they say it will dry up as the week goes on.

I'll then be back for a few days, and off again to do the night shift at the coffee bar in the Parachute music festival again. Bronwyn won't be going. She hates coffee. By the end of the weekend it gets everywhere. It was tiring when I did it two years ago, but the atmosphere was really good, and worth the effort and the slight ache in the stomach after three days of eating at the wrong hour.

Haven't got the slide going yet. They've got good hay off that paddock. He did 100 bales on his first circuit, and it wasn't a big circuit. Must be the rain. When Bronwyn's dad was young, he remembers every summer being a drought, and having to feed out the hay they'd just baled. Now he's into silage. You can bale it when the grass is still green, and it doesn't matter if it's damp. It also goes down well with the local horse owners. Don't know if the horses themselves actually prefer it, but the owners certainly do.

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Time for a barby. 
A quiet week, but I suspect a few customers will return on Monday and we'll have a blast of phone calls. Or maybe the next Monday. But we'll be on holiday then. We'll be off for the week camping in a spot about 30 miles north of here. With no laptop.

It's been too quiet for Rachael. She's running out of things to do, and getting bored. Fortunately the holiday programmes start soon. We've got the idea of getting the water slide going down the hill again. We'll need some more sand to line it, although there's still a lot available both from the original load and also where it colected at the bottom. The main problem is digging the chute. 50 metres long, and the cows have been on it all year. There's very little left!

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31st December 
Had a quiet Christmas with the family. Don't think much is planned for New Years, so we'll probably sleep through it. The girls are both worn out (and hence even more active than usual).

Potted up some more trees. Bronwyn's parents' garden seems to attract seedlings from the trees just above the house. I initially went to collect about 20, and found more, so I brought in more pots, and found even more. I must have nearly 100, but most are tiny seedlings. We'll see how they grow.

Got a 4x4x4 rubiks cube for Christmas, a telescope, and a camera / memory stick. Managed to solve the cube after memorising the instructions, haven't managed to see any stars due to the humidity and the clouds, and taken quite a few photos. I've also borrowed the bass guitar from church, intending to give it a try. So I've got plenty to play with. So has Bronwyn. She bought herself a racing car track, which we spent hours assembling, and hours playing. You have to be careful not to go too fast, otherwise the cars go into orbit.

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