Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2 friends

a poppy doll for Arch and one for a very dear friend, Harvey.
both boys start Prep this year, at different schools.
i hope you both have a wonderful year in prep.
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Monday, January 30, 2012

wooden cars

a quiet day making model wooden cars.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

day 5

jumping ....
early to bed, with sore tired bodies after a busy busy weekend
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Day 3-4

we speant these days towing the kids on knee boards.
first time Hugo came in... "that was the best thing ever !!!"
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Day 2

i had a ski, and both boys did too.
last year Arch struggled to stand, but this year ... straight up !
even waving to us as he was skiing along.
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day weekend

we spent the Australia Day Long weekend on our friends houseboat.
as the weekend went on the water sports became more adventurous.
Thursday was our first day, the boys had a tube, Hugo a ski and then they spent time canoeing and playing on the edge of the lake
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012


today i think was one of the best days these holidays.
3 friends and their kids came over for a swim and lunch. we managed to spend some time catching up on a months worth of news while the children around us swam and played happily with each other.
its simple days like this that make it all worth while.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

fortune cookies

today is Chinese new year. the boys and I wrote our own fortune cookie messages and made the cookies.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

homemade icecream

my mum gave me an ice cream machine for christmas.
i have enjoyed making many batches.
today was strawberry.
other flavours have been
:: wattleseed

i have started to get a collection in the freezer, but have been handing them over the fence to my neighbour to try !!!
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

a day at the Aquarium

mum took the boys today. they went to the aquarium together by train. the boys were so very excited and had a wonderful day with her. thanks mum...
and what did i do, well that's another post !!!
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Monday, January 16, 2012

summer fun

hanging out in the pool with friends.
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a gift purchased for a friend, inspired us to do some science experiments this morning.
creating crystals with bicarb and water and string.
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Industrial Brat Pack

this weekend John and his colleagues (best mate) had a warehouse sale.
I'm not sure if i have explained but towards the end of the year John decided to let his new company go due to no real gains and growth after nearly 2 years of hard work. a close friend who has imported indoor furniture for years has decided to branch out into outdoor furniture. John and a really close friend Ian are going to run it. john is inspired, driven and focused and the last few months have been great, with 2 trips to China to order stock and him moving into a warehouse/office space out of home has been great. the business is going well and he is enjoying it.
this weekend they had their first warehouse sale. Mish (Ian's wife) and I and all the kids spent the weekend at the warehouse and it was fun. spending time with old friends, kids hanging out and selling furniture !!
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