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March 10th 2010
Published: April 13th 2010
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Here’s some news we prepared earlier.

The Easter Bun Rush has started at the Buttercup Bakery, and other employees have told us that we could be working 5 or 6 x 12 hour shifts per week. At the moment, that doesn’t seem to be a reality, because they keep bringing in 4 hour shifts. The regulars aren’t happy - they’d like to be offered extended work opportunities. Peter has had one 12 hour evening shift and one shorter one. Wendy has had a few more, varying shifts. Apparently, most of the production at the moment is for freezing in Sydney, in readiness for the huge demand closer to Easter. We’re already sick of the sight of bread rolls and Easter buns!!! And 60 buns per tray make for heavy work. At least Wendy gets to handle everything at room temperature. Peter had to lift these heavy trays for positioning on a bench for the glazing process, and then slot them back on to the racks, straight out of the oven. The racks are hot too!

Where we’re living, at the back of a friend’s house, we have great views over the distant mountains. Sunset is our favourite time of
The 4WD hillThe 4WD hillThe 4WD hill

Although the clouds look threatening, we didn't get any rain.
day. Photographic opportunities every evening! There is also a 4WD hill within sight of where we are camped. Our hosts have been promised a ride up the hill in our car so we’re bound to make it at sunset, for sure.

We haven’t done much exploring lately, but we hope to change that real soon. We did go back to Armidale for the markets, but we made it a day trip. We did manage to investigate a dam, 14 km out of Armidale, where free camping is allowed. It was quite popular, since the temperature that day was 27˚C. The next day, the temperature plummeted to 10˚C. We’re glad we didn’t stay!

The weather is starting to cool down here now; it’s not so hot during the day and very cool sometimes at night.

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13th April 2010

love the photos
13th April 2010

Sounds and looks Ideallic
Dear Peter and Wendy It sees that you are having a very relaxing time. It certainly seems a good lifestyle change. I imagine you meet some very interesting people on your travels Good Luck Marguerite
13th April 2010

Are you still enjoying life on the road? Sounds very varied and carefree. Good luck to you both I think it's wonderful! Keep cruising.. All the best Maxine
13th April 2010

Glad to hear from you.
Was just thinking, I hadn't heard from you for awhile. Hope all is OK. When I walk to the beach, now (the end of Umina, just before the ridge on the way to Pearl) I often think of you. Sometimes there are camper vans over night or for a few days. It's a lovely spot and has loo's and a beach shower. Hope you visit us again soon at CC. Wombats is not far away! Love, Ann
13th April 2010

Great to be "sharing"your journey
Good to hear from you - it seems a long time since Christmas! Lovely views - must make up for handling all those buns. Hope you are keeping well and enjoying the cooler temperatures, especially at night. Dawn.
25th April 2010

new baby
Hi, great hearing about your travel days. We had a new addition on 15th April another little girl for Lauren and Dave she was 2wks early 6lb 15 oz "Amarnie" just beautiful. love Shauna

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