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Tia checks that there are no fish too close to shore before we leave

The weeks just before Christmas are no different with all our friends and groups having their celebrations for the festive season.  We have to do a massive clean of our beachside home as friends and aquaintances will be staying here in our absence.  Our dog has the wonderful opportunity to stay with our eighties something neighbour who loves and spoils her. 

First stop is a six+ hour drive to my eldest daughter's newly adopted town of Griffith.  Part of the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area (MIA) it is the food bowl of NSW.  Wineries of the finest abound here and we visit some and just enjoy the coffee, cakes and gelatto at Bertoldo's in the main street.  We park our van under the carport of the rented place Angela has and this becomes our bedroom for the week as she is about to move into her first home!  Just in time the settlement happens on her purchase and with an evening and a day left, we pitch in to load a trailer with her furniture and make multiple trips the short distance to her new home.  We exchange housewarming presents and Christmas gifts then bid her farewell as we head to Melbourne.  She and her two dogs will shortly head to our coast house to spend a day or two there as part of her holidays, before the guests arrive. 

Griffith is a comopolitan friendly town with people from all countries and cultures making it their home.  Initially settled by Italians who excel in growing grapes, citrus, vegetables, it has now become home to Maori, Pakistani, Indian, Fijian and many more.  Colourful people, wonderful food choices.  Pickers arrive to help with the harvest and the town grows culturally. 

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Tia checks that there are no fish …
Tia checks that there are no fish…
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