We had a fabulous time on the weekend celebrating Amanda's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA, again.
The resort is really lovely and the apartment was beautiful and very spacious, perfect for a family. The only draw back was the weather. We've had months of beautiful weather and then we go away for the weekend and wouldn't you know it, the weather is miserable, very overcast and windy with rain most of Sunday.
The kids still spent a lot of Saturday afternoon in the pool which totally tired them out, the plan worked, haha.
We had a lovely lunch on Saturday with Amanda being very organised, as per usual and giving us all gorgeous homemade party bags. They were so cute, she's such a clever Chicky that one. She also made her own cakes which were Yummo!! Can you see a theme?? The boys even got stubby holders covered in frangipanis. The kids thought they were fantastic, thankyou again Amanda, your way too kind :)
We managed to get the kids into bed pretty early on the Saturday night, before the baby sitter arrived, even though she arrived 1/2 hour early, so they were none the wiser about us not being there. It's funny how you stress over things and they then turn out to be nothing to stress about at all, human nature I suppose. We had a great night, the food was good and the company lovely. It was so nice to go out with a group of friends and not have to worry about the kids at all, well I did worry about them but not in the same way.
We went for a walk on Sunday morning down to the beach but it was so windy there which was very disappointing. The beach there is beautiful , a big long stretch of lovely sand that is patrolled by the resorts own surf club.
Because the weather was miserable we thought we would drive down to Byron for lunch but when we got there the traffic was atrocious so we turned around and ended up going to the gorgeous little town of Bangalow where we had lunch in the pub. The food was lovely and it was a really nice way to finish off the weekend :)
We drove home via Byron because Col had never been there and we thought he should at least drive through, lol. The drive from Bangalow to Byron is beautiful with some fabulous views, thank goodness it had stopped raining a bit by then. We drove up to the lighthouse, what spectacular views from up there!! and then home, back to reality.