Friday, June 17, 2011


Snow is now on Possum's favourite list of things.  We pulled up and let the children have a bit of a play as we were driving through.  Snow balls got tossed and feet stomped as much snow as possible during the stop.

We did suit up and head up another day for more fun.  The big falls of the past week had mostly melted with the warmer weather but there was enough snow on the ground for the children to have some fun with.

I bought them the blue suits from Aussie Disposals for $20 each.  These will get a heap of use at home too this coming Winter.

They had so much fun and there was a lot of excitement.  They are all already thinking about the next snow visit to Mt. Selwyn.  Maybe by then Blue will be old enough to help build a snowman rather than just trying to sit on it...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Canberra Zoo

Canberra Zoo and Aquarium.  Fun for everyone!

It is compact for a zoo which really suited the children.  Everything was close so they didn't get tired while they walked about looking at all the animals.

We all rugged up for the Canberra cold and had a sausage sizzle lunch marketed as a 'zoo zizzle'.  Whatever you call it we all love a good sausage sizzle!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Blue Mountains

We love the Blue Mountains.  The Mr and I had our first proper getaway up there one Autumn a long while ago.  We went rock climbing and sight seeing back then.  There was no climbing this trip, but we did go to the climbing shop to buy 2 large boxes of climbing holds to build a climbing wall in our workshop.  A bouldering pad, harness and new finger board also came home with us.

We took the children down to see the Three Sisters.  The rain had set in and when we arrived everything was mist as far as the eye could see over the valley.

Thankfully it did clear for all of five minutes so we could take in the view, beautiful as always.

Monday, June 6, 2011


During March I started a Clapotis shawl in Malabrigo Silky, which is the softest and most beautiful yarn I have had the pleasure to knit with.  Details of the Clapotis can be found here on Ravelry, or here on the Knitty website if you are not a Ravelry user.  Right now on Ravelry there are over 17,000 Clapotis projects listed, which is amazing I think.

Strangly, after knitting this shawl, I have decided I think it makes a better scarf.  I may change my mind after blocking it... However I end up wearing it, i really like it!

Have you noticed how hard it is to take a decent photo of yourself when you are the only one at home?  Trust me it is!