Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mum, can you..

..take a photo of my seal?

...take a photo of my rock?

I would have preferred a decent shot of the latest lamb, but it was not to be.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Swap Goodies

Last Friday I received a happy package in the mail.  I should have blogged it before now, but I may have been a tad distracted by flood water.  I signed up for another round of wash cloth swapping on Jodie's blog.  I thought it would be a good kick in the rear and force me into some recreational knitting time, something that has been lacking around here of late.

Such a perfect package to have waiting for me!  The chocolate did not last long either and the main cloth is already in use.

I love the pattern and the subtle colour change in the cotton.  I don't know who sent it to say thank you to, but I love it all and wish I did.

I posted my package off yesterday too.  This is not all of it, but I don't think this photo gives enough away to risk spoiling the surprise when it gets to it's destination..

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Are you living with a Mo Bro?  We are.

One week to go...

Sunday, November 20, 2011


For the love of time outdoors and simple things being fun.

Friday, November 18, 2011

I say, I hear.

A concept borrowed from Karen, 'I say, I hear' is an excuse to record the funny things the children say.

Possum: 'If you only feed me what I like I won't have to not eat it'.  
Food for thought?

Blue: 'Elf-e-nants'.  
Elephants in case you wondered.

Blue as I get him dressed: 'Good boy Mum'.  
Thanks kid...

Possum: 'Mums should do what kids say because it is easier'.
Easier for whom?

Possum: 'I am going to be good until Christmas'
(lasted 5 minutes)

Possum on being told she can catch the bus home next year:
'Because bus drivers know how to get to all the countries'.
Student exchange already?

Possum on reading a book that mentioned God:
'God is one of our Church people isn't he?'

Possum after colouring in a stop sign:
'Is that an eight-a-gon?'

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Little things

In between birthdays (both the Mr's and mine) and exams there has been small amounts of crafty stuff happening.  Not much, but a enough to keep me happy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Milestone

Normally I post about the children's milestones, but this one is mine.

Today I finished my first semester of Uni!  I know lots have people have done it before and I know I have a long way to go but I feel the need to celebrate the small things as well as the big things.  I am now waiting on the results of the three units I did, but I know I passed so I am not worried, but by how much did I pass?  Time will tell!

Three units is considered full time study.  I am really proud that I managed this while still taking the children to their Playgroup, pre-school, music lessons, swimming lessons and Little Athletics.  Did I forget anything on that list?  Phew, we are busy!  I had said I would study in my spare time, as long as the children didn't pay the price for it in terms of missing out on their things and family time.  The house missed out, and some nights meals may have required imagination and an open mind to eat but we got there in the end.

Of course, the Mr picked up a lot of slack for me.  Thank you.  I don't really have words that will convey how much he has done, but it was a lot, and I am grateful for it.

And now I have time to read, knit, relax and enjoy Summer before starting again next year.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lightning Ridge

Further to our camping adventures mentioned in the last post, we also went to Lightning Ridge.  It was AMAZING.  So very different to anything I had seen before.

The bottle house.  The light inside from the sun shining through this glass would be amazing to live with.  I wonder how long it took to drink the beer in the bottles?  

In any given direction you would see either mounds taken from mines, shafts, or shacks.

A beer can house built in 1977.  I thought this was wonderful!

A Church knocked up for a film set.

And a castle made by Amigo.  It even has dungeons under that connect to this mine.
Part of me wants to live here.

I didn't find my own opal, but I bought some in a small pair of earrings :)

If you have small children there is still plenty of things to see and do, but don't go in Summer for a visit, it was already verging on too hot for my two smalls.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Brewarrina and Bourke, NSW

A week ago we set off West so the Mr could do a job near Bourke.  I had not been that far out before so we all jumped in the car to make a weekend of it.  

We found a campsite at the Brewarrina 4 mile and pitched the tents.   

There was toilets and cold showers which was great.  It was lovely watching the sun set over the Barwon river. and the children loved walking down to the jetty to look at the water.  Blue called it a 'creek paddock' but this was a bit bigger than our creek at home :)

Possum wrote a story about this trip at pre-school this week.  They both love camping and I was happy to see a new area.  

We saw the red dust of Bourke and put in a few hours of work too.

Pegging out ready for construction to begin.

I took the easy job driving the total station and left the Mr out in the heat.

Bourke was hot, which was a great excuse to have a swim in the Darling river when we finished this job.  If you are heading Outback for a visit I don't recommend Summer, especially if you only have a tent.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Giveaway Draw

tartankiwi said... 
Oh what a great giveaway... fingers crossed x