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Published: April 13th 2010
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 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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