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Our front porch. 
I may have spoken too soon last week when I welcomed the cooler autumn weather. This week the heat has been back with a vengeance! Over forty for 4 days in a row - ugh! Yesterday was cooler and fingers crossed the cool is here to stay. This weekend we have a few Lulu social events but other than that it's just a time for us to clean the house, catch up on washing and maybe finish watching House of Cards Season 2. Have you got a packed weekend or are you taking it easy? Hope whatever it is, its fun.

Catching my eye on the interwebs this week:

How to make cold drip coffee on Of the Kitten Kind and speaking of coffee, EmmaKate Co lists 12 freelance friendly cafes in Adelaide.

The Nappy Collective's Moran Divr writes about life with 4 children, yep 4 kids, over on the Mummy Confidentials

So no publishers fact check anymore? The stories around these books are fascinating and tell a lot about society today.

and in local news
Cancer Council NT Relay for Life is on tonight, so get down to OLSH and show your support, alternatively you can donate here

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Cactus babies re-potted from the big cactus a few weeks ago. They seem to be going ok.

Beautiful Radelaide

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Cool bike racks (and cool bike) in Glenelg
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Afternoon tea with Nana
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Beach play with Nana
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Ikea trip
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Suburban sunset 
Just a few more shots from our time in Adelaide. The last two nights of our stay were spent in Glenelg. We stayed with my mum in an apartment at the Oaks Liberty Towers, just around the corner from my brother's place. Glenelg is very toddler activity friendly with a large playground opposite the Buffalo and of course, the beach. We stopped by the beach briefly on our way to the playground, we had intended on a brief visit because it was so cold, but Lulu just loved playing in the sand so much that we never made it to the playground - She called the beach 'The big sand pit'.

We were able to have dinner with my brother both nights - take away from Gringos the first night (after Lulu went to bed!) and then dining out early at Tasca Vida with Lulu the second night. Eating out has to be one of the best things about holidays. What are your favourite things about holidays?  I have to say a bit of a sleep in is one of my other favourite things about holidays. No alarm, bliss! The countdown is on to our next holiday.....

Looking for other Adelaide activities? Find out about our day at the Harndorf Farm Barn here.

A day at the Hahndorf Farm Barn

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We've spent the last few days in Adelaide visiting my mum & brother, we were thinking of taking Lulu to the zoo when my brother suggested the Hahndorf Farm Barn. The Farm Barn allows you to get up close and personal with the animals, which is just what Lulu loves. I'm unsure how much some of the animals loved it though, some came up to you for cuddles while others ran away as fast as they could!

The Farm Barn has chickens, goats, cows, miniature ponys, camels, pigs, sheep, geese, kangaroos, rabbits, guinea pigs, ducks, deer and many baby animals. You can purchase food to feed the animals, though you do get mobbed, so beware! Yes, we were chased by geese and a goat did try to eat my top and my brother's jeans, but we survived.

Hahndorf is a cute little town in the Adelaide hills. It was settled by Germans and there are many German themed stores and restaurants and a few touristy shops. We had lunch at Udder Delights, a handmade cheese factory. Mum and I shared the cheese fondue - I have a distinct weakness for cheese fondue and this one did not disappoint. Of course Hahndorf has a Birkenstock store and I was able to get Lulu a pair for summer, plus at another store I purchased new uggs to replace the pair I have had for the last 10 years. Win Win. Hahndorf, a great day out.
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