Monday, October 27, 2008

The Great Escape

Well, as most of you know, we went on a fab holiday in September/October, and spent part of it on a houseboat on the Murray River.
Thought I would give the boat a little plug because it was very luxurious and the owners are such nice people!
Jules piloted the boat himself with no problems, and we were up and down the river for a week; we had to have the Paringa Bridge raised for us (which stopped traffic and impressed the kids) and went through a lock twice. All VERY entertaining.


We chugged past the SA/Vic border too..... saw heaps of wildlife including a big goanna which I didn't get a picture of.....


The boat was very safe for the kids, although you still have to have some common sense and watch them - so if you're thinking about a really different holiday, one so totally relaxing that you come home looking 5 years younger - this is IT!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


My gorgeous grandson, Levi, eating M&Ms and dirt -- mmmmmm yummy.


my October CC Challenge at HDS

This is my example for the October CC challenge at HDS


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Weird things happen.

You know how you have an idea how your day will proceed, and then it all takes a sharp turn to the left?

Jules went down the the video store yesterday, to get a DVD for last night. And he came home with a helicopter!
Well, strictly speaking it was some kind of gyro (2 seater). And it had a man in it - guy by the name of Don - who is delivering the gyro from near Tamworth, to York (outside Perth)
He has been flying it over, landed last night and needed a safe place to store it overnight. So he and Jules got to chatting in the street, and Jules offered our backyard for the night.
What an interesting man! and what an amazing adventure to be taking! The gyro is the cutest little thing, although I would guess they could be very dangerous.
So I took some photos of course!