2017 Started With A Bang – Litterally

Lorne-Beach

Happy New Year Blogging World! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break, if you were lucky enough to not be working! Hubby only had the stat days off but we did get to head away along the Great Ocean Road for 5 nights in early Jan. Although it’s not really that far from where we live, Lorne is a beautiful seaside town that we love visiting. We spent 5 glorious nights at the Lorne Foreshore Caravan Park, our first time as a family but the second time Hubby and I have visited. We stayed in a spacious riverview cabin, swan every day at the beach and did a day trip to the 12 Apostles.

**Warning, you need to book at least 12 months in advance if you want to stay there over the Christmas period as they sell out of accommodation every year**.

It was so great to get out of Geelong (albeit not that far away) and spend time relaxing as a family. Ella loved the novelty of sleeping in a ‘strange’ bed every night and we discovered that she is a water baby at heart. She absolutely loved the ocean! All in all, we had an amazing time away as a family of 3.5. Our last holiday together before our baby boy arrives mid-April. There’s only one thing I would change…

We were heading home from our 5 night stay in Lorne and only about 20kms from home when our car broke down just outside of Torquay. Thankfully, we weren’t on a busy freeway and traffic was relatively quiet, but still, Ella and I weren’t impressed at the prospect of waiting for a tow truck to arrive in the 30+ degree heat. Hubby decided to call us a taxi, seeing as we were only 20kms from home, and he called his mate Leo who runs Mobile Mechanic Geelong, to come down and take a look at the car. Ella and I arrived home within 45 minutes of breaking down but Hubby didn’t make it home until 4 hours later. This wasn’t entirely car related though – as a thank you to Leo for fixing our car, hubby took him out for dinner at their favourite local in Geelong. I never did find out what exactly was wrong with the car. We’d only had it serviced a couple of months prior but Leo did a great job at getting it back on the road again.

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