It has been a massive two weeks up here for us due to all the activity of the Ord Valley Muster!
After watching Daz have all the fun last year singing with the Adult Community Choir, I joined up this year. Those who have heard me sing karoke are puzzled by this! But it was so much fun. Here we are about to go on stage for the Kimberley Moon.
Straight from the hairdressers!
And here we are on stage! I'm third on the right and Daz is on the left, at the back, about 5 faces in? Can't see him that well but you could certainly hear him!
Then we had the kids triathlon. One of the Mum's at school roped me into the committee in March. Me? On a committee for a triathlon??? Whoever thought I would be saying that sentence a few years ago. The kids had a great time though.
Go Gracie! And we did it all again the next day, this time with the adults!
Daz has been training since February, has lost 10kgs in the process! Looking very trim and terrific as he zoomed past on his bike.
We all cheered as he crossed that finish line. Well done Daz!
We also dug for diamonds. Remember last year? 25 pink diamonds up for grabs this year. See Milly head down in the yellow shirt? Alas, no diamond for us, although it was exciting to know about a dozen people who did win one! Daz dug up nothing. Grace dug up nothing. Milly dug up a $10 voucher to the local toy store which was better than a diamond to her. And what did I dig up then? A 3 day self guided canoe tour down the Ord River. Cool!!! Now to wait for some grey nomad grandparents to arrive to leave the kids with so we can go off and do it!
And amongst all that, Grace and I made some lanterns with an artist called Bec Massey who makes these amazing lanterns. The bamboo structure here behind Grace becomes a boab tree.
Then on the last day of the festival, that night there was a street party and the lantern's had a parade.
Spot the boab tree at the back?
And so ends another Muster! See you all next year!