Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
and the name of the walk was
Whip Bird Walk, symbolised by the bird with the whip or as littlest read the sign, "this is wild bird fun place to make you too tired."
So back into the car, and off to the $2 shop where swords, treasure chest, golf game and magnifiying glasses were bought, inspired by this little bit of fun, http://producten.hema.nl/ and yes, the magnifiers will be staying at our house.
We stopped off at the foodstore to gather supplies for lunch and of course ice-creams and a few of those mini little choccie bars.
Home to quickly assemble toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Milkshakes and Lunch on table by 11.45. Yay for us.
We all then staggered into the T.V. lounge to watch "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", with Johnnie Depp, we all love this movie, although the youngest gets scared of the beginning, (really that fall down the air vent is a bit o.t.t..) it's a great excuse for us all to cuddle up on the couch and Grandma can rest her eyelids.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Went a bit mad this a.m. and ordered a couple of books from Amazon, one on Japanese Optical and Geometrical Art fromHajime Ouchi, no don't try to look inside, go to amazon for that, if I was more skilled it might be a happening event, but not today.
and the other, Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design by Dorr BothwellLooking forward to receiving these, going on others opinions, but hopefully they should help the designing along a little, also ordered another CD of Chinese music, "Masterpieces of Chinese Traditional Music", got hooked on Chinese Tea Music a couple of years back, it's very relaxing, just great to be playing in the background while quilting.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
and then a walk to the bottom of the garden, down the terraces through the rain forrest to a creek babbling along the bottom of the small valley.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Full tummy and resting.
Darling cut notches out of a plastic box to fit over the rungs of the ladder and fashioned a perch for him, where he settled and we left him for the rest of the day, he was gone when we returned home. If he visits tomorow he will be fed again, and for as long as is needed.Magpie penthouse?, evidence when we returned home, it was used.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
They sat on the kitchen bench and cooked dinner, set the table for a party, including lots of candles, and took pics of everything.
especially using his uncles baby food pusher, kind of chair lifts the noodles to the mouth.
Early next morning, trying to convince Grandad that the day had begun, hot chocolate and coffee in bed was all the go. he was particularly pleased with this shot of his hot chocolate
it will take days to sort and edit all the piccies taken.
Smile says it all.
Another bed head.
The big plan was to visit the $2 shops this morning, always a favourite treat, we managed to fill the morning, pikelets and bacon with maple syrup for breakfast, lots of games, and then showered shampooed and heading down the stairs when we realised no car seats.......big disappointment, so opted for a walk to the park and then on to the foodstore for an ice-cream, imagine the disappointment when we encountered this........
This is a major road, there is no way that we could cross without lights, and there arn't any for miles, we just stood there, and little bottom lips were starting to get a bit droopy, but one of the men came up and told us to go down to the front of the truck and another chap would stop the traffic and lead us around, a very big thank you SEQEB workers, a second disappointment was averted thanks to their kindness too two little boys.The boys suggested a bag of lollies for the workers, duly bought and given to the guy who stopped the traffic.
Grandie No. 1 spotted Black Log Cabin quilt top and put in a bid for it, gave him the black and purple 9-patch swap blocks to arrange on the design wall and he can have that, I have 4 quilts on that wall, hope nothing gets in the way next week, just wanna quilt, quilt quilt. have all the extras needed so should be straight sailing.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Phoned Janome Brisbane, who proved to be just wonderful, no paint to sell but Deb arranged for a small container of paint to be posted to me, Thanks so much Deb.
Was really distressed about the chip, these things tend to grow if left on their own, but now you can't even see where it was, oh all right, if you put your specs on you can, but just barely, did a great repair job if I do say so myself.
And the vac.....this vac was bought about a year ago to make sure that the house was schmick clean, it was thought at the time that I might be alergic to house dust, it is so powerful that you can turn it on in the middle of the room and the dust bunnies just give up and run up the tube, honest they do.
It had to go in for repair a couple of months ago and while it was away I realised that the dirt filled bag was still in the cleaner, "ohh how embarrasment" as Effie would say, so next time it had to go back, I made sure to put in a nice new bag. Vac comes home and did I check it out?, no!, just plugged it in and zoomed around the floors, and zoomed and zoomed, sort of wondered about the bag not showing full but put that down to the fact that we had taken up all the mats from the living areas (Puppy problems, but thats another story) anyway last week the vac made this sort of sick whirry, noise, and stopped, opened it up and NO DUST BAG, O.M.G.! lots of dust and dog fur, but no bag. Rushed and got emergency vac, took out the filters and wiped and vac'ed but at the end of it all, realised I was too chicken to plug it in and give it a go, so had to 'fess up.
Fast forward a week and the lovely people at Miele have fixed vac,it is due home on Monday, I will be so pleased to see its shinny grey self, emergency vac is so much lighter to use but you have to chase down the bunnies and corner 'em, much harder work.