We arrived back home last night after a very, very, very long journey home. Seriously, why do all the good holidays have to be sandwiched between difficult days travelling with kids?

The weather at Port Douglas was lovely and we enjoyed going to the beach at least once, but often twice a day, every day with a short intermission back at our apartment for naps – bliss!!

The only real challenge, apart from the travel, was dealing with not having a coffee machine and therefore no fresh espresso as soon as I open my eyes. It’s my one vice in life and completely necessary, in my opinion, with three small kids.

Adele’s new bonnet got a major work out during the holiday and protected many hours playing a the beach.

I’ve now listed it in my shop – so head over there to get yours!

Don’t you wear goggles to the beach? Thankfully he didn’t insist on wearing them every day.

Lots of activity = easy daytime naps!
 The bonnet also protected Adele from the crocs at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures.

She’s not afraid of anything!

 Family photos are always taken at dinner time these days. It’s the only time they all stay still.
 The boys on the Bally Hooley steam train in Port Douglas
Very tired!
I missed my sewing machine while I was away, but I did manage to squeeze in a little holiday craft. I’ll be back tomorrow with some show and tell and to draw the winner of my Oliver & S competition – have you entered yet?
  • Sounds like you all had a relaxing, well deserved break!
    I am very familiar with the great holiday almost ruined by the return journey home scenario too.

    Very glad to see you had the kids art satchels on hand at dinner time by the way 😀

  • It looks like an amazing vacation. Although I feel your pain about traveling with kids…it's the pits!

  • Susan

    I"m Canadian and my chef brother worked in Port Douglas for a year. Looks like your family had a lovely time!