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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Mid Life and A Crisis

I'm midway on the path of life!
Last weekend, I turned 50 and although it was intended to be low-key and quiet it turned out to be quite eventful.

It was the weekend of the Campbell Town show. Founded in 1838, it is the longest running show in Australia. Plenty of agricultural displays along with wood chopping, dog trials, horsemanship, whip cracking....

And LOTS of sheep, fleece judging, shearing competitions, yarn bombing, knitting and wool corporation fashion parades. This area was built on sheep and still remains a key part of the community today.

Tasmanian Fisheries had a great interactive educational set up for the youngsters too.
With two grandsons in tow, the hours were filled and fun. There's nothing like looking through the eyes of the young, and a fitting way to celebrate the onset of midyears.

The rain held off for the show but the next day it poured...
and poured....
and a king tide hit and the swollen rivers couldn't escape fast enough.
Massive flooding hit Tasmania and it rivalled the worst not seen since 1920 but the millions spent on flood levies around Launceston and the town of Longford proved to be well worth the cost. The worst was held back but unfortunately other areas experienced disaster. 

Thanks for all the messages and well wishes and concern. We stayed high and dry and we pray for those still missing.

And through all the highs and lows of the weekend, just as he has been in life, one of my best friends flew down to surprise me. It was the best birthday wish come true.

"Into each life, some rain must fall
But if the storm becomes too much for you all 
Don't be afraid to enter my life
I will be there when you call me."
(Lyrics from "Call Me" Style Council)


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  2. Happy birthday! What a week it was. Glad you enjoyed your day though xx

  3. Happiest of birthday wishes to you. What a lovely event to attend. Wasn't the rain just terrible. I'm so glad you weren't too much affected. I feel for those poor souls and the ones who had great damage to their homes.

  4. Happy birthday darling Tanya
    (it doesn't sound as though you're too worried about turning nifty fifty, but if it makes you feel any better, I will be FIFTY ONE in September!!!)
    Glad you survived the big wet. Anthony showed me a video of Cataract Gorge! OMG! I couldn't believe it Tanya! Hard to imagine riding the chair lift like we did last year.
    Lots of love, Kylie x

    1. Check out my post on sheep (well kind-of) I'm sure it'll raise a smile ;)

    2. Oh Kylie! I'm not sure it is anatomically correct. The body looks a bit short to me.


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