I have no excuses other than a troublesome few days of working livestock, washing and kids (the last two prone to troublesome as well). I even wrote some brilliant blog posts in my head, whilst following the aforementioned livestock. Took my camera, gave it to the chopper pilot (employed to help muster the cattle) hoping for some brilliant mustering photos. Guess where the camera is? Still in his pocket. I don't think he got a chance to take any photos but who knows what will be on it by the time I get it back from him!
So, you will have to make do with this, from the weekend before. I was surprised to see myself smiling out the pages of the paper, but really its becoming so commonplace these days :-) although I feel this is a bit more glamorous and flattering than the last time I was in print (and please do not be mistaken, like my charming husband, that I am wearing a galah's nest on my head)
Although look at that tan line. Guess who spent too many years with shirt neck open, no matter how much one applies sunscreen and scarf these days, it's still there. I'm paying for the folly of my youth now though. Didn't I feel it the other day when I lost my hat in the bushes, when dealing with those troublesome cows, couldn't find it again so had to ride home hatless. In good news though, I went back the next day and with a firmer eye to the landmarks I had marked in my head, found it again easy peasy.
I have now sacrificed all dignity and elegance, took an old felt hat of my brothers, and armed with bootlace, made a chin strap. I am now at more risk of strangling myself should I run into a stray tree branch than of loosing my hat when mustering.
Photographic proof if this sartorial display of hat wearing will not be forthcoming, if I have anything to do with it.
Anyhoo, we are off dealing with the troublesome bovine delinquents again today with the aim of putting them on a truck tomorrow to be sold. I will not be entrusting camera (this time the dSLR) to anyone but myself and will endeavour to capture the action for your viewing pleasure!