Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Things learned on Christmas journeys

  1. You don't really learn all that much about what it's really like to live in the country by reading the Billabong books. Or by driving down the Hume Highway.
  2. The Noodle has a heretofore undiscovered ability to read in the back seat of the car for many hours without experiencing any nausea.
  3. While hills are more interesting scenery to look at than flat land, if the flat land contains substantial gumtrees and the occasional, unexpectedly large 19th century domestic and/or industrial architecture it can be quite appealing.
  4. Chiltern is a town worth a short visit.
  5. Family is quite tiring when collected in one place.
  6. A family of three can live in two rooms quite happily if they only have enough books to fit in a single shopping bag.

2 comments:

Mim said...

But, but, but I'm SURE I learned everything I need to know about country life from Norah and her family! You've gone and destroyed all my illusions *pouts*

(Have I said hello before? I can't remember. I've been reading for a couple of months. Anyway, hello!)

Penthe said...

Hello! Sorry not to reply earlier.

I think I possibly read too many English books about farming as well. Children of Cherry Tree Farm anyone? Oh the veracity.