Sunday Session #5 – Australia Day 2019 and Pete Murray Concert

Sunday Session 5 Blog Feature

Are you having a good Australia Day long weekend? What have you been up to?

We had an amazing start to it with two out of the three kids enjoying a sleepover on Friday night, while the third one exercised his ‘eldest child right’ of watching a movie inappropriate for the other two – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – and staying up later than usual.

On Saturday night there was a Pete Murray concert at the local park. Yep, you read that right – Pete Murray in person! The amazing Aussie singer and songwriter whom I listened to throughout high school… Right here, in our awesome little town!

We live very close to the park so we started off sitting on the front porch listening to the music, with the kids really only trying to hold out for the fireworks that were happening afterwards. A couple of songs in though, we decided to walk over for a bit – it was so worth it and I’m so glad that we did!

Pete Murray and his band at Kalgoorlie Soundshell. Photo by The Sane Mum

Only in Kalgoorlie does Pete Murray and his band have a free concert (thank you, Pete and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder!), with hundreds of families picnicking at the park and anyone being able to walk up right to the barrier of the stage. The kids and I showed up a few songs in but we still got right up to the stage! It was amazing and the kids’ faces said it all: they started off speechless, just staring at Pete and his band; that transformed into massive smiles on their faces, still just standing there staring; until they got right into dancing and waving! They weren’t stunned because they had any idea who Pete Murray is, but because that was the first time they saw a real life band performing like that: stage, lights and all, along with the atmosphere of a live show and people dancing around!

Kalgoorlie Fireworks - Australia Day 2019. Photo by The Sane Mum

From other news – between the sleepover and the concert, we popped by Bunnings and I picked up a lagoon swimming pool for the kids, for just $20! This thing is much bigger than expected, which is great! We set it up on the deck and with the beautiful, hot Kalgoorlie weather the kids have already had heaps of fun in it!

Our Paddling pool on the deck with mural fencing in the background
Australia Day fun! Paddling pool for the kids, hammock for mum!

This afternoon we headed out to the park to catch up with friends we hadn’t seen in ages. It was lovely – the school holidays are almost over, so we have been trying to catch up with as many friends as we can, because with all the extra curricular activities kids do it’s really hard to find a time to catch up during the term.

Even though we didn’t have any specific plans, so far Australia Day long weekend has been pretty awesome – spending time with friends, some good Australian music and a splash pool in the yard for the kids to play in! It’s the little, simple things that make up a good life and create the best memories!

Are you having a good Australia Day long weekend?
What have you been up to?

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