The Joy of Sunburn

A visit from a little friend while we enjoyed morning tea on Sunday!

Well, it has been a very busy Easter weekend and HAPPY EASTER to everyone!

Friday was spent clearing more of our yard from the decking debris. *Note: make sure husband’s and their friends clean up properly after themselves when decking as leaving bits of wood lying around the yard is definitely not a good idea as it attracts ants, cane toads, redback spiders and…termites ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I could have killed them both with my bare hands when I saw the termites. Luckily they were contained to one piece of wood. We then started the edging to our front yard and planted the Frangipani tree behind the letterbox. Everything is still a bit untidy so photos will come soon, so watch this space! This was the beginning of our sunburn and I never really knew the extent of it until I woke up the next morning.

Saturday, I cleaned the house and did food shopping in preparation for my Brother’s arrival. It is has now become customary that he comes up to the Gold Coast from Adelaide every school holidays.

Sunday we were up bright and early for a day of boating with our new South African friends. To be honest, I am not a boat lover. Actually I’m lying, I hate boats. It is one of my biggest fears and not being able to see in the water completely freaks me out. I can swim and I am a very good swimmer but not being able to see what is around you in the water just makes me feel sick even thinking about it. We began our boating adventure at 9am and sailed through some of the Northern Gold Coast canals ending up on one of the small islands near Couran Cove. Here starts some drinking, a few nibbles, drinking, round of baseball, drinking, video taping some lifestyle shots (the friends we were there with shoot our property videos) and more drinking. All this time the sun was beaming across the water and hitting us.

2pm arrived very quickly and we headed off to Couran Cove for a late lunch. I have never been there before and was surprised to see an abundance of wildlife including wallabies. There were so many of them and they were even begging for food at the tables. If it’s not seagull’s fighting over your chips, it’s a huge wallaby ๐Ÿ™‚ By this stage I could feel my skin getting hotter and hotter and upon inspection in the bathroom I could see I was red, really read and considering how pale I am (English Rose to be exact), I was R.E.D. Luckily by the time we left for the journey home the sun had begun setting and thew wind was cool, making it a bit more bearable but when I got home and had a shower…ooooh-ee the water was painful. I slapped on copious amounts of aloe vera and went out to dinner where more alcohol was consumed. I think the more I drank the more it numbed the pain ๐Ÿ˜›

Monday morning I woke up and I could feel my body burning. I thought I had sunstroke yet I didn’t have a headache and I wasn’t nauseous but the heat was enough to make me realise how stupid I was not reapplying more sunscreen throughout the day. Actually I think it made me realise that boating really isn’t my thing and I should stick to things that doesn’t require sunscreen eg shopping!

My body is still burning as I am typing this post ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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