Family Holiday 2008

My mum and two of my brothers, Hakiim and Irfan, came to visit us late last year. It was their second visit to Australia, which made it much more relaxed than when they were here the first time. We travelled from the Hunter Valley down to the South Coast, beach after beach after beach.
Newcastle

We stayed at a holiday park on the South Coast for the weekend. Our cabin was just by the Crooked River, Gerroa, and the sunsets were stunning! This was my most favourite part of the entire holidays. South Coast really impressed me with their picturesque valleys and rolling hills.
Sunset over Crooked River
Herron @ Crooked-River

The holiday park was very close to Seven Mile Beach too and the sand on the South Coast seemed darker and not as soft as those found on the Central Coast. The beach was huge and flat. Perfect for young families, I think.
Seven Mile Beach
Family @ Seven Mile Beach
Us @ Seven Mile Beach
Clouds over Seven Mile Beach
VIDEO 1
VIDEO 2

As it was nearing Christmas, Richard’s mum put on an early Christmas dinner for us. It was the first time for my family to experience how Christmas is celebrated here. We had quite a few laughs over dinner with reindeer ears, funny hats and cheesy Christmas crackers jokes!
Christmas Dinner

In general, there were lots of mucking around (done mostly by the two boys) and doing heaps of nothing-ness. Quite a neccesity in our otherwise very busy lives.
Hakiim Trying to be  a Dog
Umi @ Terrigal Beach
Siblings @ Taronga-Zoo
More holiday photos found on Flickr

{ 6 comments }

6 Responses to “Family Holiday 2008”

  1. Teresa Foo says:

    It sure seems like a great holiday for all of you! ^_^

  2. JL says:

    It’s always feel good for great family holiday get-together !

  3. MelB says:

    wow looks like a lotta fun- and the sceneries are all so beautiful!

  4. girl with the purl says:

    Happy holidays!
    It must be fun to visit a beach near Christmastime!

  5. Mel Goodsell says:

    It looks like you had a lovely time, these photos are gorgeous!

    Mel Goodsell’s last blog post..Eating them up.

    • Salihan says:

      Thank you Mel! It was good seeing my family again and I’ve fallen in love with the South Coast. I’ve not been to Hobart but from your blog photos, I’m imagining it to be similar to where you are. Very scenic and relaxing. 🙂

Powered by Wordpress | Designed by Elegant Themes