Isisford – Housekeeping Day

Housekeeping Day

Housekeeping Day

We decided to spend another night in Isisford mainly because we really needed to do some washing and it is just such a nice peaceful spot (and at only $2 a night – a bargain place to camp!).  So – I walked up to the local shop which has the laundromat attached in a little lean to shed and put 3 loads of washing on (yes – lots of washing because we had one wet the bed, one wet their pants and one have a no 2 accident – aaaaargh!).  The kids were given a free lollipop each from the lady at the shop so they were happy – I bought myself a coke – so I was happy – and we went off to the park to play while we waited for the washing to be done – a pretty good way to spend a Thursday morning!

The rest of the day was spent pulling everything out of the camper and trying to get some organisation happening – we got things a little better but basically just put everything back in a little neater!!  Matt has a new obsession silicon spray and has literally sprayed every zip, door and roller we own!!!  He reckons that he could now be a salesperson for the stuff, he loves it so much!!  Everything is moving/opening/unzipping much better now, so I’ll give him that!

And that was our day really – was lovely to stop and relax for a bit!  The kids played and coloured in and we spent lots of time at the park!  We have pretty much run out of food now though (soup and noodles for tea tonight!) so might move on tomorrow and finally do a proper grocery shop as up until now I had only been buying food a day at a time – a little expensive and doesn’t work so well when you stay on somewhere a little longer than planned!  Dinners for the last week have been – Spag Bol, Pizza, BBQ, leftover Spag Bol, Chicken Stirfry, Fish & Pasta and salad, Bacon & Eggs & Tinned Spaghetti and Soup & Noodles.  Not great but has been easy so far!  Anybody else got any easy dinner ideas for us??  We don’t have a camp oven yet, but have a gas oven and cooktop so can cook most things!

Hope you are all well!

Me hanging out the washing with my sexy washing belt - it works a treat Mum!

Me hanging out the washing with my sexy washing belt – it works a treat Mum!

Kids enjoying some down time to play

Kids enjoying some down time to play

Matt & his magic silicon spray!

Matt & his magic silicon spray!

Rainbow wall in Isisford which Lex loves!

Rainbow wall in Isisford which Lex loves!

Great kids playground in Isisford - the park is also where the awesome hot showers are located!

Great kids playground in Isisford – the park is also where the awesome hot showers are located!

Relaxing at the park

Relaxing at the park

On the banks of the Barcoo River

On the banks of the Barcoo River

We are loving having a campfire each night!

We are loving having a campfire each night!

 

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7 thoughts on “Isisford – Housekeeping Day

  1. Julie

    Sounds like a pretty nice way to spend the day Jess! And I’m with Matt on the silicon spray – best invention ever (along with WD40!)

  2. Melissa Tronson

    Love it Jess. Wish I was along for this ride at the moment! Good to see the kids just being kids and not having to rush all the time. xxx

  3. Hi Jess and family!

    I found the link to your blog some time ago, I think on one of the Facebook travelling family groups, and have been following all your preparations with interest. You are about a week ahead of us. We are leaving on Monday. Like yourselves, we are a family of five (coincidentally we also have a Toby!) aged almost 3, just turned 7 and almost 9. I have really enjoyed following your blog as our preparations have been so similar, and almost the exact timing. As far as travelling and accommodation goes that is where we differ. We are heading off with our Nissan patrol towing a 20ft coromal caravan, and we have no definite end date to our travels except to say we would like to settle somewhere before our eldest starts high school. Anyway, I just thought it would be nice to introduce myself rather than continuing to be a blog stalker! I look forward to reading more about your travels and adventures, and please feel free to hop on over and check out our blog. =o)

  4. Craig English

    Hey Matt, I’m a silicone spray lover myself, awesome stuff!!! Been great reading the blog, looks like you are all having a ball and learning along the way. Keep smiling and loving the life you are living….
    Engo

    • Hey Engo, yeah I swear this stuff is better then snake oil! I found a few more uses for it today, lubed the awning, the camper wind up mechanism (sparingly) and even Jess today asked for some to spray the zips on her old backpack, Love the stuff!!

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